Converse Rival: Basketball-inspired sneaker

Converse Rival Ox Leather’s sport style aesthetic is heavily influenced by basketball. It draws its comfy courtside look from some of the well sought-after basketball-oriented Converses, namely:

Converse One Star. The star on the sides of the Rival is a One Star trademark. Created for basketball in the 70s, One Star became a low-top Converse favorite, next to the Chucks. Its suede origin gets updated over and over using different materials like premium leather, as seen in the revamped Converse Rival.

Converse Fastbreak. The Converse Fastbreak heavily influences the well-padded collar and underside of the Converse Rival Ox. Basketball’s GREAT Michael Jordan once wore this hard court-oriented shoe from the ‘80s before his deal with Nike.

Converse Rival’s notable components 

  • The combination of leather and mesh keeps the upper flexible. 
  • A soft, removable footbed keeps the foot comfy when walking all-day.
  • The bottom side is sticky enough that prevents slips.
  • The upper is attached to a reinforced stitched cupsole making the shoe durable. 


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