When you think of developing shoes in skateboarding, it’s always supposed to be better, more technical, etc. More bells and whistles are necessary in order to validate the model’s existence and higher prices, right? While that’s certainly true in some cases, that doesn’t mean it’s the golden rule.
If you’ve been paying close attention to a select few social media accounts, you’ll notice that a certain slip-on has been resonating with skateboarders. Now, from a technical point of view, a slip-on really shouldn’t garner any attention due to its simplicity, but Converse’ Deckstar 67 Slip is capturing attention due to its subtle improvements.
Probably the most notable aspect of this model is its higher sidewalls. Thicker and higher foxing tape ensure a stable and sturdy fit, not to mention an improved structure that will prevent a slip-on from getting soggy after hours of skating. If you feel like you’ve recognize it, the shoe can be found all over Aaron Herrington’s IG and other NY figures. Aside from that, notice how the rubber can been seen over portions of the toe to help prevent abrasions against the traditional canvas upper.
More information is pending on this model. Whether it’ll be found in skate shops or if it’ll be improved with the Lunarlon treatment is unknown, but this might be another case where a pro skates a shoe so much that their sponsor has no choice but to bring it into the line = Example A.
We’ll keep you posted as this model continues to develop.