Originally released back in 1974, the One Star made a triumphant return to shelves back in 1993 and quickly became a go-to for skaters thanks to its clean look, grip and durability. As 19-year-old Sage Elsesser points out, he was reminded of the silhouette’s roots while recently shopping in Tokyo’s Harajuku district. “Every few months I go to Tokyo and find myself looking through everything in the vintage stores,” says Elsesser. “Inside one of the shops, I saw the Converse One Star Court Classic behind a glass case.”
So, for his second Converse collab, Elsesser naturally opted for a modern take on the ’70s low-top. A nod to the shoe’s versatility, the kicks come in clean white and navy colorways — sporting leather and suede construction, respectively — and don a golden rose on the tongue to go along with handprint-adorned insoles, graphics which both pay tribute to some of his favorite album covers. And since the kicks are a part of the remastered CONS lineup, the get a Nike assist in the form of comfy Lunarlon cushioning.
Look for Elsesser’s Converse CONS One Star CC Pros to hit Converse flagships, converse.com and select retailers on February 10.