Converse have had ties to skateboarding for a long time. Their classic models lend themselves to rolling around and were adopted as a shoe of choice decades ago when footwear options were slim. Their new direction focusses on what Converse do best. Their range is largely made up of existing styles which have been made better for skateboarding. Converse have an incredible team. It includes legends like Pontus Alv, Rune Glifberg and Jason Jessee through to the unique talents of rippers like Aaron Herrington, Jake Johnson and Ben Raemers. Kenny Anderson was recently given a pro shoe and the Converse collaboration with Polar was one of the best received releases of last year.