November 21, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
It’s been an incredible second half of 2012 for the Pro Leather in both high and lowtop form, as both Converse themselves and several First String collaborators have contributed to a ton of simple yet attractive colorways arriving over the past few months. Stussy’s patchwork design is likely still the most eye-catching and unique of them all, but these new designs from one of Boston’s best manages to shake things up as well, both for the silo and its guest designer. These Bodega x Converse First String Pro Leathers stray from what we’ve come to expect from BDGA over the years, but the application of the pony hair from high fashion items makes quite the impact whether it’s the all-over hightops, or the heel-striped lows. Both are ready for the Black Friday fracas with pyramid studs that have the ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ vibe associated with the (uncut) snake insignia on their tongue , so have a closer look after the jump and let us know if these make it onto your must-have list. Get ahead of the curve when these go online Thursday night at midnight, or if you miss the chance to cop via smartphone while in line elsewhere, they’ll be in-store on Friday.