Converse Work With Louie Lopez On A New Signature Shoe

 

What?
Skateboarder Louie Lopez collaborates with Converse for his signature shoe titled the ‘Louie Lopez Pro’

Where?
Converse Online Store
Trainers Skate, Auckland
Boardertown
Empire Skate, Wellington
Fusion Skate, Wellington
Pavement, Dunedin
Cheapskates, Nelson
Urban Edge, Taupo

After spending the last year working with Converse to craft his dream skate shoe, gold medal Street League Champion and globally known skateboarder, Louie Lopez adds a new silhouette to the CONS lineup. Officially joining the ranks of elite pro skaters with a signature Converse shoe, the Louie Lopez Pro is the newest signature skate build for the brand in almost six years.

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While looking through the Converse archives, Lopez was drawn to a tennis sneaker from the 70’s featuring a butted seam upper construction that offered softer lines, a style element not seen in most of today’s skate shoes. Constantly swapping between two silhouettes while on the board, the One Star CC Pro and the Breakpoint Pro, the Louie Lopez Pro combines all three silhouettes to create a shoe that’s unique.

For Louie, it’s a career highlight: “I wouldn’t even say as a kid, even when you’re an adult. That’s why it’s always been so special. It is not something everyone gets, cause it’s not easy to get.”

Alongside the Converse design team, Louie crafted a silhouette to his wants and desires, while also not forgetting a single technical detail. Beginning with the Chuck Taylor All-Star outsole, a Converse element Louie exclusively skates with as it helps maximises grip as the silhouette touts trimmed foxing tape, a perforated tongue for maximum breathability, a dual density Ortholite sock liner with Zoom air bag for comfort and a reworked collar to optimise heel lock down.

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As a child skate prodigy to a now global star, family has always been Louie’s constant, keeping him grounded as his career was breaking out. “As soon as I let the family know I was getting a shoe, it felt like we were all getting one. Our last name was on a shoe… that was surreal.” He joins an elite group of skaters with a signature shoe and continues to set a high bar for Converse’s roster of athletes. The silhouette features a gold foil insignia spelling out “L. Lopez” on the upper, forever stamping his mark.

With a work ethic that has driven him to go beyond and held him to high standards for nearly 20 years, Louie continues to dream big and set his sights on the next challenge, while keeping the company of fellow legends and branching the gap between competitor and friend very few manage to do.

The Louie Lopez Pro is available in black and white at converse.com.au, Boardertown, Empire Skate, Trainers Skate and selected skate retailers across the country for RRP $150.

Photos: Converse


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