Who should buy the Converse All Star BB Shift

This basketball shoe from Converse is for you if you are looking for a sneaker that:

  • does not need to be broken in
  • delivers a lot of responsiveness
  • can be used outdoors
  • is comfortable and stylish enough to be worn casually

Who should not buy this basketball shoe from Converse

Being very low to the ground, this shoe is responsive and indeed suitable for quick movements. This is good news for smaller and quicker players who love court feel. However, this might be bad news for those who are bigger and actually need sufficient cushioning. The Converse All Star Pro BB is a good alternative. If willing to check out other brands, the Nike LeBron 19 and the rest of LeBron James's basketball lineup are also big on cushioning.

With the Converse All Star BB Shift, it's comfort all over!

The upper is made of materials so soft and breathable you don't actually have to break the shoe in. It is also strategically padded and feels so light; you can actually wear it for gigs off the court.

This shoe means court feel

This shoe seems to be for smaller players who are quick on their feet. The All Star BB Shift is low to the ground and delivers a lot of court feel. One expert even goes as far as saying that this is the most responsive shoe that he has ever worn!

Support and lockdown? Never a problem with this one

The upper is soft, so when the laces are tightened, it is flexible enough to hug the foot well and give you that one-to-one fit. Furthermore, the upper has fuse overlays to give it more structure and support capabilities. The lateral side also has a plastic overlay to securely keep the foot in place during harsh side-to-side movements.

On the rear area, the combined powers of the heel cup and the thick midsole that rises up the sides make sure that the foot is kept in its place. Heel slippage is a thing of the past with this one.

The BB Shift keeps your gait stable

The outsole is sturdy and is reinforced with an internal plate to keep it from twisting. This together with the grip prevent wobbling.

Clean, dirty, this shoe just bites them all!

The outsole employs a classic pattern that features deep and nicely spaced grooves. This allows the shoe to both clean and dirty courts consistently. Given the outsole's sturdiness, this can even be taken outdoors.

Play and frolic in style with the Converse All Star BB Shift

The shoe is literally a splash of colors, but it does this without shedding off what an expert describes as its "old school" vibe. Whether on court or off it, be ready to turn heads when you wear this Converse shoe.

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Features: Outdoor

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Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.