Converse CONS x Polar Skate Co – “LA Days”


 Following on from their popular 2014 release, Converse CONS and Polar Skate Co. have combined once again on a comprehensive collection that celebrates the Jack Purcell silhouette. 

The release consists of three updates of the classic Jack Purcell, arriving in emerald green, black and navy colour options, each constructed from a hardwearing suede upper and featuring the shoes signature two-piece rubber toe cap. Finishing details in the stark white sole unit, tonal lacing, tonal leather stitching and lining, metal eyelets, and finally Polar's happy/sad smiley face logos emblazoned on the heel stamp complete the considered styles. The collaborative collection is rounded off with complementing tees, hoodies and shorts, all featuring co-branded logo detailing.

To celebrate the release, the Polar team: Jonas Skröder, Dane Brady, Pontus Alv, Paul Grund, Roman Gonzalez, David Stenstrom and Jerome Campbell, went out into the streets of LA to test out the shoes while navigating the city. You can check the full clip below and shop the collection at all good skate stores now including Note, Flatspot. and Slam City, as well as



Converse CONS x Louie Lopez CTAS Pro Hi


 As one of the best young pro's out there, you'd expect nothing less from Louie Lopez than a solid pro shoe. Although he's not quite there with his own model, he has flipped the popular CONS’s CTAS Pro Hi silhouette with a signature colour rework inspired by his hometown of Hawthorne, California. 

 Having previously updated the 'Sumner' model, Lopez take the CTAS Pro Hi and applies an off-white durable suede upper, with white leather panelling on the heel and custom embroidered roundels on the ankle. Keeping function in mind, the shoe arrives with all the Pro benefits including the Lunarlon sock liner for cushioning on impact and added traction rubber on the sole for added grip and durability. Completing the design is a detailed map of Hawthorn printed on to the back of the tongue, as well as a city seal stamp in gold foil on the in-soles. 

 Selling out fast, you can still pick up sizes in the Converse CONS x Louie Lopez CTAS Pro Hi at select stores including Flatspot, Slam City  & Parlour




Converse One Star Pro by Sage Elsesser


Having already added his own twist to the updated CTAS Pro Hi silhouette, Sage Elsesser now turns to another classic from Converse and looks to the past for inspiration in his latest pro release on CONS.

 Originally introduced back in 1974, the One Star has remained a staple in the lifestyle market, while more recentley becoming one of the most prominent styles in skateboarding with the release of the reinforced One Star Pro. CONS rider Sage found inspiration in an old pair from the 70's that he stumbled across in a vintage store out in Japan, and aimed to match the original style down to the finest details. The resulting shoe is offered up in two material and colour options, with the Navy adopting a rugged hairy suede on the upper, and the white constructed from a premium white leather. As with most CONS Pro models, the latest iteration of the One Star Pro feature the Lunarlon insole for added cushioning on impact, while the rest of the design maintains the shoes iconic shape. Each shoe is finished with subtle detailing including the Converse Star logo on the heel and the custom Sage rose embroidered on the tongue, all of which sits on top of an off white sole unit. 

 The Converse Cons x Sage Elsesser One Star CC Pro is set to drop online at and select CONS retailers including Slam City Skates, on Friday February 10th. 





Watch: Nicaragua

In association with Converse Cons, Grey Skate Magazine has teamed up with filmmaker Jacob Elliot Harris to present “Nicaragua” – a short film following riders Remy Taveira, Mike Arnold and Sylvain Tognelli as they travel through the Volcanic country. Alongside some solid skateboarding throughout, the artistic video also offers a great insight in to life in the Central American country, capturing life in the city and the various picturesque landscape’s.

Enjoy the full clip above and keep an eye out for the accompanying printed magazine featuring photography from the trip, which is available in all good skate stores now.


Converse One Star “Hairy Suede” Pack


 Converse have given the One Star a textured material update for Spring, offering four colour ways in the aptly named "Hairy Suede" pack. 

 The One Star has made it's mark on both the lifestyle and skate scene since it was first re-introduced to the market back in the 90's, a symbol of counter culture, more recent times saw the classic 70's style re-worked with several technical details and re-packaged as a high spec skate shoe. Having already undergone several material and colour reworks over the past year, the One Star returns this season with a durable 'hairy' suede applied to the upper, offered up in four simplistic colour options of red, blue, yellow and black, the colours available upon its original release. The shoe maintains its newly added technical features, which inlcudes a comfort enhancing Nike Lunarlon sockliner, and a lightweight vulcanised rubber outsole provides extra traction for superior grip. All four colour options are finished with contrasting white lacing, star branding on the side panels and sole unit, accented with black piping.

 You can pick up the Converse One Star "Hairy Suede" Pack in Goodhood now. 



Watch: Converse CONS UK ‘Lobster Tales’


To celebrate the latest One Star Pro release, Converse CONS UK teamed up with Sidewalk mag to put together this short clip which sees the team explore seaside destinations across the North of England.

Dubbed "Lobster Tales", the 4 minute video features riders Matlok Bennett-Jones, Ollie Lock, Harry Lintell, Dom Henry, Mike Arnold and team manager Jerome Campbell, battling against the elements as they hit up spots in all your favourite caravan holiday destinations including Blackpool, Whitby and Skegness. See what went down in the full clip below.


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Watch: Blend


Grey Skate Mag presents Blend, a 14 minute film in association with Converse Cons which follows the Cons team shredding across the UK as well as a few spots in the Polish capital.  Filmed by James Cruickshank with music by Jean-Louis Huhta, the video features riders Jerome Campbell, Harry Lintell, Mike Arnold, Matlok Bennett-Jones, Jamie Platt, Dom Henry, Ollie Lock plus special guest Felipe Bartolomé. Enjoy in full below and head to for more.