October 22, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 5
Because of both its brand legacy and current status in the world of performance footwear, Converse is a brand known for relying on its greatest hits. We’ve seen the Jack Purcell and Chuck Taylor redone in countless themes and variations, but here’s one that’d gone so underutilized that it was released with an entirely different model name. The Converse First String Straight Shooter is actually inspired by a 1950s version of the Chuck Taylor All Star whose asymmetrical toecap preceded the Nike All Court by quite a few years, but a LunarLon-cushioned EVA cupsole will remind you it’s 2011. You can see more of the black and burgundy pairs after the jump and then look for these at First String retailers like Melbourne’s Up There.