Converse Unveils New All Star Pro BB Sneaker

The sleek new silhouette signals Converse's return to the basketball sneaker scene.
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Converse is stepping back into the basketball sneaker arena with a sleek new silhouette designed with hoops players in mind: the All Star Pro BB.

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The kicks are a reimagined version of Converse's Non-Skid basketball shoe that came out in 1917, outfitted with modern materials with the help of parent company Nike.

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Reminiscent of the classic Chuck Taylor but redesigned for the court, the sneakers have a QuadFit mesh upper (which is also what the Nike Adapt BB is made of), Nike React core for the perfect cushion and bounce, a cup sole for support, reinforced eyelets, orange stitched accents, and All Star and Star Chevron patches on the sides.

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The All Star Pro BB comes in two colorways: All-white with orange accents and a black Chevron patch, and all-black with orange accents and a light grey Chevron patch.

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The Star Chevron logo was seen on the feet of basketball legends including Julius Erving, Larry Bird, and Magic Johnson back in the '70s and '80s, and is a nod to an old Converse basketball sneaker called The Weapon.

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The Nike/Converse design team, led by Eric Avar, calls the shoe a “simple silhouette that articulates Converse’s future-familiar design ethos.”

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The new Converse All Star Pro BB will officially drop in May 2019, and will be available at select retailers for $140.