Converse has taken one of their most iconic basketball sneakers and modified it for skateboarding. The new Converse CONS Weapon Skate takes the original Converse Weapon that Magic Johnson and Larry Bird battled in during the early '80s and tweaks its design for the ramps. Dropping the top for a low cut and adding in a drop-in Lunarlon sockliner for cushioning and CONS Traction Rubber for grip, the Weapon Skate is rolled out in a trio of colorways and put into use by CONS skater Zered Bassett. Watch the video below where Bassett skates the streets of New York in the latest version of these classic kicks below, and watch for the Converse Weapon Skate this fall for $85.
Fans of Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers have another showpiece they can add to their game room. Listed now for auction is a pair of purple and gold Converse Weapon sneakers, signed by the 6'9 point guard himself. This vintage collectible comes on the heels of Michael Jordan's game-worn, autographed "Playoff" 11s and "Flu Game" 12s hitting the web, offering an alternative bit of nostalgia for members of Laker Nation. Peep photos of these classic Converse kicks below and bid now at eBay.
The new, highly anticipated Converse CONS Weapon Collection was introduced at the Goodfellas Gallery in downtown Toronto, Canada on Thursday evening, May 29th. The assemblage includes five premium lifestyle and skate sneakers, including a revamped and updated classic in the form of the Converse CONS Weapon.
Converse is bringing back one of its most iconic models in a big way. The brand is reviving the Converse Weapon, which was the premier basketball shoe in the '80s for legends like Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. The retro return of the Weapon is reworked with a new shape and vivid color schemes that update the classic silhouette for modern movement. Converse held a special launch event in Canada last night, rolling out the new and improved CONS at Goodfellas Gallery in downtown Toronto. Many of the brand's executives and designers were on hand to introduce the quintet of colorways that will look to bring new life to the silhouette. To celebrate the occasion, artists Vince Staples, El-P, Sheek Louch and Ghostface Killah all performed to a crowd of attendees on an All-Star stage. Get a first look inside of the event below, and stay tuned to Nice Kicks for much more from the Converse CONS Weapon launch event.
Having come a long way from its OG days as the footwear of choice for the likes of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, today, the All-Star brand releases a brand new Converse CONS Weapon sneaker collection. The Converse Weapon was the premier Kicks On Court shoe in the '80s, and the silhouette is now rolled out in five premium makeups that each feature a modern shape and striking color palette. Building upon the extensive heritage of the model while implementing an update look and feel, these CONS focus on internal comfort in an array of materials and style codes. The "Patchwork" weapon is a multicolored makeup, the "Ray Pack" sports a heathered contrast, and the "Reflective Mesh Pack" utilizes 3M. A more expansive collection of Weapons will drop in August, but this quintet of colorways lead the way starting on June 13th. Tell us what you think of the new designs in the comment section, and keep shooting to Nice Kicks for much more info on the new Converse CONS Weapon.
Hailing from the hardwood but retooled to rock, the John Varvatos for Converse Weapon and Chuck Taylor Collection see stage takes on basketball classics. Worn aesthetics, premium leather, zippers, studs, and snakeskin all appear on both models. Varying cuts characterize this collection of Chucks, ranging from flip tongue to calf height. Look for the John Varvatos for Converse Weapon and Chuck Taylor Collection to go on sale at select Converse stockists on July 1st.