Converse—the original basketball brand unveiled its new performance basketball silhouette, the All Star Pro BB.
The sneaker marks the brand’s official return to performance basketball, the sport it helped to galvanize more than 100 years prior.
The upper is constructed using a single layer of Nike Quadifit mesh (which is like a modern canvas) and provides exceptional lockdown by distributing the load of the foot and mitigating friction. The drop-in Nike React foam core that is lightweight, durable and responsive, allowing for quick cuts, smooth lift-off and sustained play. The “cupsole” configuration of the drop-in Nike React foam midsole and the shoe’s outsole, which was engineered for containment, cut-after-cut.
The design interprets some of the most iconic Converse DNA elements — some overt and some subtle. An homage to the Chuck Taylor All Star (a minimalistic All Star patch) is featured on the medial side. The Star Chevron logo appears on the lateral side as reminder of another Converse basketball icon, the Weapon.
Converse All Star Pro BB Release Date
Look for both the Black and White colorways of the Converse All Star Pro BB to release on May 18th at select retailers and Converse.com. The retail price tag is set at $140 USD each.
Release Date: May 18, 2019
UPDATE: Converse has officially announced that their All Star Pro BB will release on Saturday, May 18th via Converse.com. A wider launch in North America and China has been confirmed for June.