Who should buy the Converse Weapon CX

 Released as part of Converse's CX collection, this is a must-buy if you want to complete your CX shoe pile. If not, you might also want to consider this shoe if:

  • You are into height elevating platform kicks
  • You dig the look of retro, chunky shoes, aka "dad" sneakers
  • The edgy style and ankle-supportive construction of mid-tops excite you
  • Comfort is something you long for in a pair of shoes

Who should not buy this sneaker

A shoe once worn by renowned b-ball players Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, the Converse Weapon is a classic kick that diehard 80s NBA fans have been longing to see back on the shelves. If you want a one-on-one reissue of the classic, this isn't it. You'd probably find the looks of the Pro Leather High-Tops more appealing.

Not a retro, but more of a reimagined version

Sorry to burst your bubble, but this isn't the retro version of the once insanely popular 1986 Converse Weapon. Nevertheless, this iteration still looks good and stylish with its familiar-looking upper and chunky bottom. 

Those who love the look of the Converse Run Star Motion would most likely enjoy the sporty yet retro style of these bad boys.

Ultra-comfy right out of the box

Made specifically for lifestyle use, Converse made sure to boost this shoe's comfort levels by giving this sneaker cushy. "double-stacked-like" soles, and a removable CX insole. Compared to the regular Chucks, this one is far more comfortable. One tester even said that the CX foam feels a lot like Nike's React soles.

Materials are all on point

All the materials used on this shoe look fantastic, from the oversized nylon tongue to the leather upper and EVA soles. The leather, in particular, feels nice and supple.

Soft chunky, platform sole

Its sole may not look as loud as those found in the Run Star Motion, but it still looks thick and rugged. NBA fans felt a bit disappointed seeing the warped sole on their favorite classic. But this trade-off was worth it since it definitely amplified the shoe's comfort level and put its look forward to the future.

Classic Y-bar still works the way it does 

The Converse Weapon CX retains the classic's most prominent Y-bar feature, and it still works like a charm. Many like that it remains supportive. It also gives that bit of mobility your ankles wouldn't usually feel in a mid-top or high-top.

Fits like the regular Chucks

Like the regular Chucks, the Converse Weapon CX might feel a bit big for some. As such, sizing down might be an option, especially if your feet are somewhat narrow.

Priced right

Considering its materials' quality, stylish aesthetic, and comfortable in-shoe feel, many think its $120 price tag is reasonable.

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty, Chunky, Platform
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Basketball
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole
Season: Spring, Fall, Summer
Features: Orthotic friendly / Removable insole

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Sheena is a wordsmith turned sneaker addict. Her sneaker fixation intensified as her passion for writing grew. A hands-on mom of two sweet yet spunky kids (plus three dogs and two cats), she finds solitude in leafing through shoe catalogs to find the next "it" sneaker. Scrutinizing hugely popular and underrated kicks is her favorite pastime.