Converse return to the basketball court with the arrival of the All Star BB Evo, low profile sneakers designed for maximum movement and agility.
With gyms across the region closed thanks to the coronavirus, you might find yourself attending the local pick up game in an effort to work off your urban angst. Basketball courts, for all their casualness, can be judgy places, so you better come correct. The newest release from Converse might not help your free throw game but they will add to your street cred.
Converse as a sneaker brand has gone the way of many others, leaving its serious performance mantra as it navigates the grey lines between sports and street. In 2019 the American brand returned to the basketball court with the All Star Pro BB, and continues its baller efforts with the release of the All Star BB Evo, a nimble little number that easily transitions on and off the court.
With a low centre of gravity, in contrast to the high-tops that have dominated basketball shoe design, the All Star BB Evos are designed to ensure a strong foothold, thanks to input from the likes of Kelly Paul Oubre Jr. of the Phoenix Suns and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of Oklahoma City Thunder.
With a distinctive 50/50 split on its upper and 5/8 collar height, the new Converse sneaker is as expressive as it is agile. However, there’s still elements of DNA from its predecessor present, including the iconic Star Chevron logo, presented in a blurred articulation that evokes a sense of movement.
Zonal padding around the ankle provides optimum protection and a Nike React drop-in midsole offers low profile, responsive cushioning, while the upper highlights an engineered, lofted mesh on the medial side for breathability and a structured, closed diamond textile on the material for stability and support.
Finally, a diamond lug pattern dressing the All Star BB Evo’s thin, wrap-cup outsole ensures plenty of court feel and 360-traction for when you need it most.
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