Verdict from 7.7 hours of research from the internet

5 reasons to buy

  • Comfortable: Scores of users are chirpy that the Converse Star Player is comfy to wear all day.
  • Exact: Loads of reviews about this shoe tell that it offers a perfect fit. 
  • Durable: As per several skaters, the outsole stays intact for over a month of frequent use.
  • Grippy: Quite many wearers are ecstatic that they don’t easily slip with its rubber outsole.
  • Protected: Legions of Converse followers assert that this shoe grants better support than the All Stars.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Extended: Few commenters say that it comes with a long tongue that tends to slide to the sides.
  • Foot ache: About a handful of patrons say this style rubs against their heel.

Bottom line

Converse shoe lovers who want a better fitting sneaker that’s durable and with a good amount of padding all around, meet the Star Player. If you’re a skateboarder looking for a comfier alternative to the traditional Converse All-Stars, this kick is an ideal candidate.

User reviews:

Converse Star Player: A former MVP to a street star

The Converse Star Player was born for the court that’s reimagined for skateboarding. If we’re to look at the Star Player’s trails, the chevron logo on its sides points to the One Star lineage. From a court shoe, the Converse Star Player was tweaked for skateboarding and marked under the CONS label in 2011. It got the nod from pro skateboarders, including ex-CONS team rider Kenny Anderson. 

Since then, the Boston-headquartered team has been dropping new colorways and reimagining this silhouette with a fresher look. Compared to the classic, all-time favorite high-top Chuck Taylor, this low-top Converse silhouette is treated with a comfier build. 

What makes this Converse shoe a star player?

  • padded tongue and collar for added support 
  • canvas upper treatment that offers a timeless appeal
  • iconic lace-up design for a classic touch
  • rubber toe cap for protection during kickflips
  • flexible textile lining for comfort
  • sticky gum bottom to prevent slippage 
  • durable rubber outsole to extend its life
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com