For the past 100 years, Converse has been making shoes that are an American icon. Originally designed for basketball and tennis, Converse shoes have been used for skateboarding for many years because of their totally skate-friendly attributes, like vulcanized rubber outsoles, lightweight construction (often canvas), and durable rubber toe caps.
You can see many of your favorite rock stars, rappers, or celebrities wearing Converse shoes. More recently, Converse has moved their focus into a line of skate shoes designed and tested by pro skateboarders like Kenny Anderson, Nick Trapasso, Raymond Molinar, and Sammy Baca.
The Converse Skate shoe line includes the nautical inspired Sea Star, the classic KA One Star, and the ever-stylish Player, which have all taken the look and feel of classic Converse shoes and added extra padding, even stronger stitching designs, and durability needed for today's skateboarding needs.
Shop Converse skate shoes at Zumiez, carrying Converse skateboarding classics-in-the-making, like the Kenny Anderson KA-1.