Converse Weapon

Championed by Larry Bird and Magic Johnson in some of the most iconic sneaker promo ever, the Converse Weapon ruled the footwear world before Michael Jordan took it over. Introduced in earnest in 1986, the Converse Weapon was among the first of its kind, a high-top sneaker outfitted with basketball specific tooling to ensure on-court performance.

Just under 40 years later, Converse is seeking to pivot their modern strategy around the classic silhouette, enlisting huge names like A-COLD-WALL, Rick Owens, Kasina and Shai-Gilgeous Alexander to assist in the effort. As their 2024 release plans have begun to play out, we’ve also seen a new low-cut, lifestyle version of the sneaker titled the Converse Weapon Ox that may present a new signature model for the Chuck sneaker giant.

Converse Weapon

“Vintage White” & Navy Dress The Resurgent Converse Weapon High

The success of vintage basketball models like the New Balance 550 isn’t just an influence on buying habits, it’s swayed footwear brands to pursue the...

By Matt Varga June 1, 2024

Rick Owens Brings “Cave” Tan To The Converse DRKSHDW TURBOWPN

Converse and DRKSHDW write the next chapter of their ongoing partnership with another avant-garde take on the Converse Weapon, revisiting the TURBOWPN with new treatments...

By Andrew Rizzo April 16, 2024

Patta Adds Durable Cordura To Their Converse Chuck 70 And Weapon

Patta is one of the sneaker industry’s favorite collaborators, having worked with some of the biggest brands to produce a variety of memorable pairs in...

By Andrew Rizzo March 26, 2024

Converse Is Ready To Launch The Weapon Ox In More Colorways

The past 12 months have been absolutely huge for the Converse Weapon. Between Shai Gilgeous-Alexander-led promo and collaborations with Kasina, Undefeated and just a few...

By Matt Varga March 10, 2024

Converse Reveals The Weapon In Magic Johnson’s Mythical “Lakers” Colorway

Converse is off to a great start with the return of the Weapon. With Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tapped as the face of the new era of...

By Sneaker News February 22, 2024

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Reenacts Classic Converse Weapon Ads With Magic And Bird For Shoe’s Relaunch

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is actually the guy she told you not to worry about. He possesses elite status that men strive for, but he’s done so...

By Sneaker News February 10, 2024

Kasina Helps Converse Usher In The Return Of The Weapon

Kasina needs absolutely no introduction, as they’re responsible for producing one of the best collaborative Dunks of 2020. And given this success with the Swoosh...

By Michael Le November 8, 2023

Here’s What Converse Has Lined Up For Spring 2024

There’s a lot more to Converse than the iconic All-Star, and the American fashion/style institution is hitting multiple corners in the sport and lifestyle category....

By Sneaker News November 2, 2023

The Rick Owens x Converse DRKSHDW TURBOWPN Is Back In Beige And Black

Since their partnership began back in 2021, Rick Owens and Converse have bounced back and forth between the same two icons: the Chuck 70 and...

By Michael Le September 26, 2023