December 29th, 2011 by Aaron Kr. / 40
By now, the concept of revamping a classic sneaker with a contemporary spin has been done to death, and more times than not, the results have yielded far more misses than hits. But even amidst the asteroid field of ill-conceived recycle jobs, every once in a while, someone comes from out of nowhere with a completely unique approach and creates something truly original and magnificent. The transition of the Converse Star Tech from clunky mid 80′s basketball shoe to sleek, stylish lifestyle model is nothing short of a modern day sneaker design marvel. But then again, Converse’s impeccable classic style also shows how shifting trends do little to affect the real substance behind iconic products. The First String Star Tech LE Hi sports a far different look than the original, putting a progressive
futuristic twist on the traditional make-up of its namesake – the split tongue drawing just as much attention as the asymmetrically designed/colored vamp and its unique medial inset. The stripped down nylon upper with heat-bonded Converse chevron logo gives the shoe a tech look somewhere between a flight jacket and a classic b-ball shoe, while maintaining a timeless aesthetic furthered by a featherlight vulcanized sole, updated with Lunarlon construction. Subtle, yet daring, these elements come together to form a shoe you’re almost not sure if you’ve seen somewhere before. That curious blend of classic style and modern hybridization had sneakerheads seeking out Converse First String retailers to make these one of 2011′s sleeper gems.
yall niqqas hella wack imma have to go wit da pewter foamposites or the electric blue foams very nice shoes bitches haha
Come on, banned one was crazy honestly a AJ 1 retro with nike tag and premium leather! thats always a good shoe in my book
pretty proud of my self this yr as a rookie sneakerhead... i allways had freash kicks but not this many.. my list goes 1.concords 2.bordeauxs 3.white cement,true blue,black cement,black history month (bhm),black flip retro 3s 4.space jam dunk lows 5.wolf grey,black metalic retro 5s 6.retro blue foamposite pro 7.air jordan 2011 black /black "the sleeper of the yr" many more cops but they didnt make the list tell me if i need to up my game or am i holdin us sneakerheads down...
Please don't put Concords as number 1, Concords deserve to be in the list but I feel as though they shouldn't even make the top 5, and remember Jordan Brand isn't the only brand that makes sneakers.
well i cant choose so im just going to choose the Nike Air MAGS , jordans retro 1 banned , lebron miami nights .
yes but Jordan and Nike are the most hyped/popular brands in the world, why would you do a top 30 on shoes that won't get the attention and ratings that these shoes do
hell yeh dude got da fakea$$ concords alot of ther cords is fake foreal cnt tell unless u know watchu lookin for like me bruh hahahaha