The Converse One Star Pro skate shoes are a callback to the OG 1974 edition and early '90s reissue that was embraced for its minimalist design and excellent board feel.
- Cons Traction Rubber
- Molded OrthoLite Sockliner
- Zoom Air Bag Heel
- High Density Memory Foam Collar
Vulcanized - “Vulc” shoes are light, flexible and break in quickly. These don't provide as much foot protection as cupsoles, but they are preferred if you’re looking for good board feel in a shoe with less weight and bulk.
Cons Traction Rubber - Converse maintains their iconic blue outsole and has updated their classic Converse vulcanized rubber compound to increase board traction for today's skateboarder and offers 70% increased griptape traction.
Molded OrthoLite Sockliner - Specially developed Converse double density molded OrthoLite sockliner features heel and forefoot pads in high impact areas for energy dispersion.
OrthoLite foam fights against fungus, bacteria and odor through a patented environmentally friendly biocide
High level of breathability and moisture wicking, OrthoLite's open cell polyurethane foam is 95-100% breathable allowing air to circulate through the sockliner.
Zoom Air Bag Heel - Nike Zoom technology combines pressurized air with internal fibers to deliver highly responsive cushioning that springs back fast for maximum impact protection.
High Density Memory Foam Collar - Memory foam in a key place to make skating even more comfortable.
However, the suede does not last long. After 2.5 weeks of skating, I made my first hole in the ollie area. Would’ve been nice if there was a rubber layer under that will make it last longer.
The boardfeel is pretty average. It’s not the best, but it’s not bad either.
Because it is a Converse shoe, they do run big. I usually wear a size 10, but I ordered a size 9 and they fit perfectly fine.
An additional side note is that the color of the shoe can stain your sock. It’s not a major problem for me as it washes off, but just be careful when wearing white socks.
Overall, I’m happy with the shoes and have no issues with skating them more in the future.