Converse CONS Breakpoint Pro Wear Test Review
Introducing the newest model from Converse CONS, the Breakpoint Pro. Originally designed as a tennis shoe, the Breakpoint Pro has been revamped with skateboarding in mind. Essentially a slightly more beefy yet more sleek version of the first Breakpoint, the Pro has a longer perforated tongue, more collar-padding and recessed stitching on the toe for added durability. The unique reverse tread pattern, reinforced at the heel and toe of the shoe, spans the entire outsole providing secure, lasting grip. Using a Lunarlon insole, the Breakpoint Pro is ready for everything from Nuge's carcass-tossing to Baca's park destruction to Kenny Anderson's tech-wizardry.
After two weeks of skating, team rider and Eugene shop dude, Gabe Nelson, had no complaints. "The most broken-in you could possibly get straight out of the box." There was a little wear in the ollie area and the toe, but a dab of Shoe Goo and they were good to go. The tongue doesn't use elastic bands to stay in place but he said there weren't any problems with it moving around and the perforations on the tongue helped keep his feet cool. Another thing he was hyped on was that neither of the laces tore in the duration of him skating the shoes. Using a different foxing tape, the toe was noticeably thinner and less grippy than the One-Star or Chuck Taylor, but didn't take anything away from the shoe. Gabe recommends the Breakpoint Pro for any and all types of skateboarding. Looks good, feels good, skates good. Click the link below to grab your own pair!