Converse is rich in hoops heritage. Their foundational ties to basketball forge a union with all-time greats like Wilt Chamberlin, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Dr. J to name a few. And while their footwear options vary based on personal specification, the Pro Leather was often viewed as the quintessential hoops silhouette of its time.
Japanese brand nonnative smartly updates the shoe while refusing to strip its heritage. Wiping away the model’s traditional leather construction for a hairy, vintage suede, nonnative adds a zipped closure to the upper alongside an elasticized panel. The sole is finished in an off-white shade that keeps with the weathered aesthetic.
This nonnative x Converse Pro Leather trio is available now at vendor, White Atelier by Converse, Isetan and Coverchord.