Converse Cons - One Star CC Pro x Sage Elsesser - Obsidian / Obsidian / Egret
Pro skateboarder Sage Elsesser was reminded of the One Star's legacy while shopping in Tokyo’s Harajuku district. “Every few months I go to Tokyo and find myself looking through everything in the vintage stores,” says Elsesser. “Inside one of the shops, I saw the Converse One Star Court Classic behind a glass case."
Drawn to the shoe by its versatility, yellow-hued soles and wear over time, 19-year-old Elsesser decided that his second collaboration with Converse would be a modern take on the One Star CC in navy and white colorways. “I wanted to keep the shoe’s vintage aesthetic,” says Elsesser. “I like the way the One Star looks on my feet, plus navy blue and white are good colors that can be worn easily.”
Additionally, he added graphics, a gold rose on the tongue and handprints on the insole, referencing some of Elsesser’s favorite album covers
In keeping with the re-mastered CONS aesthetic, the shoe has durable, premium suede, a cushioned Nike Lunarlon insole and lightweight rubber for increased grip and traction.
Converse are the all-american shoe brand that have maintained stamina through-out there existence, formed in 1908, Converse have been present in skateboarding every since influential skateboarder Matt Hensley don the chuck Taylor and influencing an entire generation of young skateboarders with his unique style and approach. More recently they have enjoyed increased popularity in skateboarding with Bill Strobecks production Cherry on behalf of Supreme which heavily featured modern styled skateboarders repping the Cons insignia creating a huge wave of (indirect) marketing for the company. Converse have created a lot of noise around the brand with localised campaigns like the 'Cons Project' which has seen physical skateboard installations housed in many cities around the world including in Peckham in London incorporating art, music and social media workshops which Parlour skate Store were lucky enough to be construct a feature for which can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUqsEzSF-Io
Converse have worked on numerous collaborations in the skateboard industry with a Converse x Polar Skate Co Collab to name one of the more popular. The team is a well-styled set of contemporary riders including Kenny Anderson, Louie Lopez, Eli Reed, Zered Basset, Sammy Baca, Mike anderson, Jake Johnson, Tom Remilliard, Jason Jesse, Rune Glifberg, Ben Raemers, don Nguyen, Sage Ellser, Sean Pablo & the formidable polar head honcho Pontus Alv.
With the ever-increasing popularity of Converse styles like the CONS Star Player and Cons CTAS Pro being more prevalent at skate spots globally they look set to take off.
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