These Retro Converse Kicks Pay Homage to a Great Canadian Game

By: Brandon Bastaldo - Published: • References: converse.co.jp and sneakernews
Although brands like Nike and Reebok pride themselves on their incredibly advanced and vibrantly detailed basketball shoes, Converse’s world famous Chuck Taylor shoes have existed as the model for stripped-down basketball attire for nearly a century and these new retro Converse Japan Allstar Hi ‘Basketplayers’ are paying the appropriate tribute to this remarkable legacy.

Created in 1917 and named after famed basketball player Charles Taylor, the slim and simplified look of the Chuck Taylor shoe has been imitated and attempted by many other companies looking to monopolize on this one of a kind design.

Featuring vibrant images of cheerleaders and old fashioned basketball players printed on an attractive white canvas, these retro Converse Japan Allstar Hi ‘Basketplayers’ are a great blast from the past that will remind even the most colorful basketball shoe wearer of the clean cut origins of this game.