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The Converse MVP Basketball Sneakers Feature Nike’s Patented Flywire Technology

Submitted by on September 23, 2012 – 12:00 pm7 Comments

A little known fact about Converse: The brand is actually owned by Nike now. Back in 2003, with Converse’s profits in the toilet and the brand struggling to stay above water, Nike stepped in and agreed to purchase it. And, over the course of the last few years, the Swoosh has helped revive Converse. Specifically, they’ve made the Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars popular again and come out with a whole bunch of different variations of that sneaker to keep the sneakerheads coming back for more. But, they’re not stopping there.

Recently, Nike released the Converse MVP sneaker, which one of the few Converse basketball sneakers worth copping right now. So, what makes it different from all the rest? Well, for starters, it is the first Converse basketball sneaker to feature the same Flywire technology that’s being used in so many Nike basketball sneakers these days. The upper part of the sneaker was built using foam. The Flywire makes the rest of the sneaker very durable and supportive while also keeping it light. And, the rubber outsole is perfect for cutting all over the basketball court.

Is the Converse MVP sneaker a little, er, basic compared to a lot of the other basketball sneakers out there right now? Yes. But, it does prove that Nike is doing their best to improve Converse’s lineup of basketball sneakers. And, at just $99, you could do a whole lot worse than to throw a pair of these on your feet the next time you play ball.

So, what do you think about Nike breathing some life into Converse’s basketball sneakers? Would you rock a pair of these? Check out some of the other colorways that are available now and then let us know in the comments section. One thing’s for sure: These are not your grandfather’s Converse sneakers. And, that’s cause for celebration.

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