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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Converse Star Player XLite (CCS Exclusive Colorway)

 I've never attempted to skate, and I probably never will because too  many of my students hang out at the local skate park.  That doesn't mean I can't and don't get excited for Converse Skateboarding shoes.  I have a few pairs and they are extremely comfortable.  Which brings me to the Converse Star Player XLite.


The above Blue/Yellow Colorway is an exclusive CCS colorway.  The follow review came from their website and I doubt I could put it in any better words.

First off, these things are like no other skate shoe that has ever existed in that they possess a ridiculous lightness. They’re insanely light. Weighing in at an unfathomable 10 ounces, the only other shoes to hang in this weight class are some running shoes I’ve seen. But the magic here, people….this thing is a fully functional, skate ready shoe…built for skate comfort and terrain abuse.

With a slim, ultra clean and simple design, the XLite utilizes a custom synthetic micro-suede upper that’s smooth and resilient to any kind of griptape wear. As far as internal padding goes, the tongue is slightly padded, as is the collar with a teched out memory foam pillow. Ultra comfortable without any bulk to get in the way.

The grippy outsole is tightly wrapped around a thin gum rubber sole. The bottoms grip well, wear down slowly and are ultra flexible. As far as board feel is concerned, these things are by far the best board feelers I have yet to skate in.

They retail for $70 Skate stores like CCS
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Monday, March 21, 2011

Converse Star Classic XLT

Welcome back to the Converse blog...sorry for the lack of post.  I get extremely frustrated and unmotivated this time of year.  After all this blog was started to get Converse back in NCAA Basketball, and for the 2nd consecutive year there are zero teams in the NCAA wearing Converse.  Honestly, did you ever think there would be more College Tennis teams wearing Converse then basketball?  (Go Harvard Tennis!)
So I usually try to avoid post this time of year so I don't end up saying something I'll regret later on.  But my hiatus has gone on longer then I anticipated because it started a little before the NCAA tournament.  So I'm back today to try to get myself motivated again...we'll see how that goes.

All disappointment aside, I am actually pretty excited about today's shoe, the Converse Star Classic XLT.   Lets get to the pics. 


They come in three colorways, Gray/Navy, Black/Red, and Black/White.  These will cost you a modest 60 bucks at 
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