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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Converse Star Tech - Reach for the Stars! Happy Birthday Dr. J

YES!!!!! That's exactly what I yelled this afternoon. Finally Converse has released another classic basketball shoe and it's even in America this time...I'm looking at you Starion. Converse has brought back the Star Tech. Peep the video below followed by the 2011 re-issued versions of the Converse Star Tech

As you can see from the ad above, Converse pulled about the stars for Star Tech with Magic, Bird, and Dr.J appearing in print and TV ads.  Thanks for checking out the blog and remember to follow along on twitter @TheConverseBlog and on Facebook too.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Benjamin N. Cardozo High School in Converse Shoes and Jerseys!!!!

Sometime last year it was reported that Converse was sponsoring around 53 high school basketball teams.  I tried to find out who those schools were, but unfortunately I was not able to get that information.  Since then I've been searching here and there trying to find out who these teams are. Well it took a little while, but I've found one of them...Benjamin N. Cardozo High School in NYC.  Cardozo is coached Ron "The Teacher" Naclerio and so far this season they are 14-0 and the #1 team in the Queens AA divison. 

They made a thank you video for Converse in which you get a nice look at their shoes, but more importantly for me, their Converse jerseys.  I can only hope this is a sign of things to come.  

Thank You Converse DozoHoops 2010-'11 from Tenth & Fifth Films,Inc on Vimeo.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Jack Purcell T-Shirts at Tennis Warehouse

With the announcement of the new Jack Purcell EVO, there seems to be a lot of excitement for the Jack Purcell line...and now you can wear that excitement somewhere else besides your feet.  Converse has finally made shirts that feature the iconic Jack Purcell signature and Smile.  Each of the four shirts features the toe Smile on the upper back of the shirt.  If you want to pick up one you'll have to head over to Tennis Warehouse as they've got the whole Jack Purcell EVO going on special page.  While you're there you might want to check out their extensive review of the shoe itself. 

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Converse One Star Academy - Perfect for Kentucky Wildcat fans

Growing up in Kentucky you're always looking for Blue and White anything, they are our favorite colors after all.  For me that has always included sneakers.  For example these Converse One Star Academy shoes here below.  They're perfect for any Kentucky Wildcats fan...what you don't believe me check them out below.  Unfortunately you could probably get away with wearing this if you were a Duke fan also, thanks to the black One Star tag on the heel.  Anyway, check them out below.

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Converse Jack Purcell EVO Performance Tennis Shoe

Today Converse launched the Jack Purcell Evo tennis shoe, the latest addition to the Jack Purcell family. It combines the classic look Jack Purcell is known for with state of the art Nike technologies, making it one of the lightest and most comfortable tennis shoes ever built.

The Jack Purcell Evo shoe is carefully crafted with high tech performance benefits presented in a clean, simple package – perfect for on and off court action. The upper sports a stylish glen plaid mono-mesh woven with Nike Flywire technology for the perfect blend of breathable performance and style, keeping feet cool all the way through the fifth set. The trademark rubber toe sports the Jack Purcell smile just as it did more than 75 years ago, maintaining that iconic look.

The foundation of the Jack Purcell Evo shoe is built with an ergonomic foot form that comfortably cups and supports the feet. Nike Lunarlon Foam, one of the lightest foams ever engineered for footwear, gives the shoe a light and bouncy feel. For increased support in extreme lateral movements across the court, the Jack Purcell Evo features lateral rubber wraps and a composite mid-foot shank which adds torsional rigidity. The combination of a heavy-duty molded heel counter and mid-foot containment strap provides great heel lock-down. A Herringbone tread on the bottom of the shoes gives excellent traction on multiple court surfaces, while biaxial flex grooves allow the foot to move more naturally.

Jack Purcell shoes have been popular with tennis players since their inception in 1935, when world famous badminton champion Jack Purcell helped design an innovative and durable court shoe that raised the level of quality in performance wear. They quickly became must-haves for the aspiring Hollywood actors and actresses that Purcell gave tennis lessons to in the ‘30s and ‘40s. Eternally hip and understated, this classic court shoe now pushes that status in a progressive new direction. With a contemporary twist on the classic 1930’s silhouette highlighting the telltale smile toe, the Jack Purcell shoe embarks on a 21st century renaissance injected with a refined and simple style.

The Jack Purcell Evo will be available in a crimson and white colorway with the Jack Purcell logo in limited release at independent tennis retailers nationwide and on February 15, 2011 and Converse specialty stores in Boston and New York on March 3, 2011 for MSRP $110.00

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Converse Jack Purcell Year of the Rabbitt

A few weeks ago I brought you pics of the Converse Weapon 86 Year of the Rabbit and now comes pictures of the Jack Purcell Year of the Rabbit.  Seeing how today is Chinese New Year I thought this would probably be a good time to show them.  Enjoy