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CONVERSE SKATE: Spring 2009 Collection

Twenty years ago it was a fairly safe bet that anyone wearing Cons – especially the cup sole high-tops – was a skater. Cons were basketball shoes, of course, but had the dual advantage of being both cheaper and easier to get hold of than Vans, Etnies and Airwalks (pretty much the only companies making specialised skate shoes at the time) and damn if they weren’t comfy too. Fast forward to 2009 and Converse have followed the lead of other big league names Nike, Adidas and Puma into the skate shoe battlefield. Unlike Puma (but like Nike and Adidas – presumably because they actually want to sell some skate shoes) Cons have actually bothered to set up a dedicated website to their skate sideline and unlike all three other companies, Converse follow an altogether skinnier route – at least tongue-wise. The spring range for ’09 is based around four models shown below (the CTS, ERX300, Revere, and the Pro Leather) and looks pretty hot. Hit the Cons skate link for more…

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