Converse has been going through some massive fucking changes. The recent resurgence of the brand is thanks to some re-organizing of ambassadors and priorities on the brand side of things. After all, there was a huge drop in popularity after a lack of marketing on behalf of select members of their illustrious team. They simply weren’t getting enough coverage and as a result, it left most of us, if not all, disappointed.
Translation: We needed more Fowler 360 flips footage.
With the recent addition of Jason Jessee & Mike Anderson, the momentum that Converse once had should resurface, if not double, so long as those dudes put out some quality footage or a full length video somewhere down the line. As for now, Converse does seem stronger than ever especially after announcing to us that they are strictly a skateboarding brand. All of their endorsed athletes from their Basketball history have since found a home with Nike with the exception of Dr. J & now Converse is dedicating their program fully to skateboarders. In few words, that’s just fucking awesome.
The Ka-One was one of our favorite shoes to skate because of it’s durability, traction & all around feel. Well, unfortunately that’s all gone now. Like a baby removed from his beloved teat, we’re left crying, baffled and wondering what happened…? More confused than anything, we’re wondering what brought on this decision. We spoke to the dudes over at Converse & after exchanging some words, we found out that this time next year, the original Ka-One cupsole is done for good. This is a surprising move more than anything since the revival & popularity of the cupsole. With the loss of the Ka-One, the Converse catalog is now all vulcanized & it’s left us wondering if that’s a good idea…?
Whether it is or isn’t, we were calmed down & reassured because apparently Kenny is already working on his next pro model, which we heard is going to be a cupsole & should be in production about this time next year. Looking forward to it.