Size and fit

The unisex Converse Fastbreak Mid Top is available in men's sizing. The brand inserted a padded collar and tongue and the textile lining for ample support and comfort while the Nike Lunarlon midsole provides comfy feel with every stride. The aluminum eyelets, meanwhile, adds durability and support for the lace-up closure system.

Converse Fastbreak Mid Top Style

The mid-top Converse Fastbreak Mid Top features classic hard court footwear tweaked for the modern casual look. Its upper is made of nylon and leather details for an authentic vintage look. This kick sits atop a full-stitched rubber outsole for added style and durability. To style this, several wearers sport this with rolled-up jeans, joggers, skinnies, and shorts. Some ladies, meanwhile, pair this up with dress or skirt to add a bold statement in their girly ensemble.

Notable Features

The Converse Fastbreak Mid Top features the iconic 80s basketball which makes it charming for many buyers. Its profile remained faithful to the renowned kick which first introduced the lightweight and breathable footwear on the hard court.

Converse Fastbreak Mid Top History

Back in the days, Converse was the go-to brand on the basketball courts. One popular hard court kick is the Converse Fastbreak launched in 1983 and was used by the legendary Michael Jordan before his stints in Nike. His Airness sported the Fastbreak during his collegiate years in North Carolina until he made his way to the NCAA Championships in 1984. Jordan was also seen wearing it during the 1984 Olympic game against Spain.

At that time, basketball shoes were made of canvas material, then moved into leather and suede. The original Fastbreak is made of foam-backed nylon and leather upper with accents of red casino overlays, making it lighter and more breathable than the other shoes found in the market. Thus, Converse helped stepped up the fast game players on the hard court.

Converse auctioned off the game-worn and signed Fastbreak sneakers by Jordan and garnered $190,000, which set the record of most expensive game-worn kick from any sport. This event solidified the Fastbreak in the iconic status which prompted the Converse to reissue this model in the market. The updated iteration is inserted with Lunarlon cushioning for better comfort and support and was unveiled in OG colorways for an authentic heritage feature.

Additional Info

  • Durability and grip are provided by the rubber outsole.
  • The leather and nylon upper combination delivers strength and support.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.