WHY I LOVE IT!
Crisp minimalism made modern with these sneakers from Converse. I can’t get enough of the streamlined low profile and the 70s vintage vibe. They are available in classic color ways, have a super comfy Nike Lunarlon insole and a grippy rubber sole. Spring has sprung and these bad boys will be on constant repeat.
A HISTORY LESSON!!!
This shoe is rooted in Basketball history. Originally released in 1976 as The All Star Professional Basketball Shoe, the Converse Pro Leather shoe rose to dominate the market. An early endorsement from superstar Erving earned the shoe an eponymous nickname – it became known as the ‘Dr. J’ Thanks to its technologically superior cupsole it was the lightest, most durable shoe on the court. The hottest NBA players were dominating the game in this very style!! Literally The who’s who in Basketball all sported them. Unfortunately for the Pro Leather, by the mid-80s its days on the court were numbered.
Still, even as the Pro Leather gracefully bowed out of the courts, its legacy continued to reverberate in the streets with numerous updates. It quickly became a cult classic within the urban and skate communities with A list celebrities all sporting the shoe. In 2008 Converse re-released the stitch-for-stitch original retro version. Nostalgia kicked in and the vintage look took off again – the OG Pro Leather was back in the cultural spotlight!
Converse Pro Leather LP (Low Profile) Overview:
The Converse Pro Leather LP Leather is a low-top take on a legendary basketball silhouette, whether you wear it to make a statement or just to have a classic look. This version features a leather upper and a lightweight, thin rubber cupsole that offers a more subtle look. There’s also the Nike Lunarlon insole, which adds cushioning and comfort.
Available at Little Burgundy in White/Obsidian, White/Crimson and White/Gold
Retail Price: $100.00 CAD
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