At a time when shoe designs change every year and brands in the skate shoe business emerge and disappear in the blink of an eye, Converse CONS hold solid as a rock. The company, founded in 1908 in the USA, can look back on a long and unique history.
The introduction of the all-star model in 1917 proved to be a true turning point. With the help of basketball player Charles "Chuck" Taylor, the Converse All-Star became the best-selling basketball shoe of all time and one of the most iconic shoes ever. In addition to various other subcultures, Converse shoes were soon discovered by skateboarders. Long before any special skate shoes existed, the "Chucks" Converse All-Star models were hugely popular in the scene.
In the meantime, Converse CONS was brought to the scene. The program is the division of Converse completely dedicated to skateboarding, including the skate team and its very own product line. The Cons models link timeless design with new technologies, so you can find a suitable Converse CONS skate shoe for you at the skatedeluxe Online Skate Shop.
Skateboarding and Converse - a love story with happy ending
Even in the 1960s, when the first wave of skateboarding enthusiasm started to swell, many people took to the streets, standing on their toy-like looking boards in a pair of Converse All-Stars. As skateboarding and skate technology developed, the All-Stars remained a loyal companion for many skateboarders - including Marty McFly in the Hollywood classic, "Back to the Future".
In the 1980s, Converse began its first skateboarding-targeted advertising campaigns. The first skate team then formed in the 1990s. At the same time, skate-oriented models specifically designed for skating, such as Kenny Anderson's first Converse Pro shoe finally hit the market.
The project went on, slightly dwindling over time until 2009 when the skateboard series was launched again under the label, Converse CONS. This time, they decided to put their own classics prominently in the foreground.
The Converse Skate Team
Over the years, a finely-selected skate team was built, characterised by the individuality and style of the different riders. At Converse, the focus is clearly on skateboarders who stand out with their extravagant video clips as well as impressive contest performances. At the foundation of this team are legends like Jason Jessee and Kenny Anderson as well as established pros like Eli Reed, Jake Johnson and Mike Anderson. Younger faces such as Louie Lopez, Sage Elsesser and Sean Pablo bring fresh and new elements to the team and also represent the combination of street style and skateboarding.
From Classics to High-Tech Models
The skatedeluxe Skate Shop offers a very wide assortment of Converse CONS products. Among others are the Converse CTA aka Converse Chuck Taylor Allstars, or "Chucks", in various colours and designs makes them an absolute tour de force.
Since Nike has taken ownership of the brand, its extensive technology department is at their disposal. That’s why the Converse CTA Pro skate shoe is equipped with a Lunarlon footbed, which you might already be familiar with from some of the Nike SB Models. One classic equipped with this technology is the Converse Cons One Star. Also designed initially as a basketball shoe, this model was worn in the 1990s as a skate shoe. An accurate review of the Converse One Star can be found in our blog.
What would Converse Streetstyle be without CONS Streetwear?
Sweet Converse style doesn’t have to end at the ankles. You can find a great selection of stylish Converse streetwear in the skatedeluxe Online Shop. Converse doesn’t simply just print logo shirts in a variety of colours, the pieces stand out with their classic motifs and bright, all-over prints.