Converse Debuts Their New Cupsole, The Metric CLS

For some time now, skate shoes have been in a state of flux between the past and the future. In a “post-Cherry” industry, it is not uncommon to see six or seven out of ten skaters wearing shoes based on classic silhouettes – the Cons CTS, One-Star, the HUF Classic – and the list goes on.

Converse is known for its clean, vulcanized styles, particularly those derived from the Chuck Taylor. While the brand has made its place in skateboarding largely by taking design hints from the past, the CONS Metric CLS is forward-looking in its design and functionality.


The Jake Johnson-backed Metric is the only non-vulc shoe in the current SS ’16 line up, utilizing a low profile cupsole meant to keep the optimal balance between boardfeel and protection. The shoe has a sockliner for comfort and fit, as well as a one-piece toe cap to prevent excessive blowouts. Although a JJ endorsement could likely sell a literal pile of bricks, the shoe clocks in at $90, and you’ll be thankful for the extra durability. The Metric also has a dual-density midsole using Nike’s Phylon performance foam for added impact protection. The three initial colorways of the shoe are Black, White, and a Black/Maroon, all with a suede upper.

The CONS Metric CLS is now available for you to, in no particular order, buy and no-comply over a small family with.


  1. elry

    March 14, 2016 8:25pm

    looks the shit, JJ is god but i can’t buy a $90 shoe..

    • Persona

      March 21, 2016 3:14am

      Not exactly fit my taste but looks definitely better than all the shitty thin vulcs.

  2. Jay

    March 14, 2016 10:00pm

    What he said

  3. Davo

    March 15, 2016 8:39am

    I don’t get it, why are there perforations in the ollie area, the spot most likely to blow out. Wouldn’t that speed up the process of creating an ollie hole. Am I not the only person to notice this? Or am i going crazy? Is this just a money making ploy? An detailed review would be nice.

  4. t gas

    August 12, 2017 5:31pm

    For its a dope skate shoe but S90


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