Converse unveils Weapon Evo basketball shoe
For hoopsters who insist on having broken herringbone traction patterns on their sneakers, there's good news: Converse is launching the Weapon Evo, "an all-new court-ready basketball shoe evolved from the original Weapon, which was worn by superstars during the game's 'Golden Age.'”
Converse, now a North Andover brand for the Nike Inc. athletic shoe portfolio, added that the Weapon Evo "features an ankle support Y-bar and the original 'broken Herringbone' traction pattern that allows increased grip. The iconic Weapon toe and heel overlays, along with bold color blockings, give the shoe a retro look for off-court appeal."
And wait, there's more. "The Weapon Evo also debuts Converse Balls Technology, an all-new cushioning system in the shoe's heel that provides excellent impact protection," Converse said. "The heel of the shoe has several polyurethane balls that rebound and push back when compressed during play."
A Converse press release, which included the image that appears with this post, said that variations of the Weapon Evo collection have a suggested retail price range of $80 to $90 a pair. (Globe Staff)