October 22nd, 2011 by Aaron Hope
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.
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October 20th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
The first Flywire-equipped Converse sneakers are on the way soon, and it looks like that’s not the only Nike, Inc. innovation being shared across brand lines. It’s not just that the new Converse First String Straight Shooter Spec Hi looks like a cousin to the All Court with its asymmetrical toecap that connects these to the Swoosh, because they also have a LunarLon-cushioned sole for one of the nicest combinations of classic-turned-modern style and premium tech elements we’ve seen in the lifestyle market. The black and burgundy pairs are accented by white stitching to match the sole, a line that separates the mostly suede upper from a textile cutout and makes even more obvious how rich the former material really is. Check out both pairs after the jump and look for these at Converse First String retailers like Foot Patrol.
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