No one would question you if you told them Converse has made a wise choice to ride out the success of the Chuck Taylor All Stars--after all, the simple styling has been seen on the feet of people from all walks of life for quite some time. Now Converse is looking to make a splash in the ever-competitive basketball shoe market. The photos shown here mark the EVOlution of the Weapon model. The older model--those with the retro-styled colorblocking, all leather uppers, and solid soles--was worn by many NBA players during the "Golden Era" of the league.
Updated with technological improvements, like the ball-cushioned heel, which provides stability and cushioning, The Weapon Evo is the 2009 version of the sneaker that looks to up the performance quotient. The colorways on the Evo feature premium materials like grained, patent, and perforated leather. The black/silver/willow green model even features tonal shapes in the leather on the upper. A model that can function both on and off the court, the Weapon Evo marks a bold statement for the future of Converse. All of the models pictured are available now at converse.com, and will hit retailers across the country soon.