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: sean & sage

Logan Lara has dropped part 1 in what we assume to be a new series of clips, with the first centred around Sean Pablo and Sage Elsesser skating LA, featuring cameos from fellow FA riders AVE, Dill and Nakeel amongst others. Check the full clip above.


Sage Elsesser Interview

Sage Elsesser – Interview

In July we had the pleasure of meeting some of the most renowned riders in the world during the London stop of Converse’s ‘One Star’ world tour. Not only did we see some mind-blowing skateboarding but also had the opportunity to have a chat with one of the most talked about young faces in skateboarding today, Sage Elsesser. When you’re one of the kids at the forefront Supreme’s ‘cherry’, there’s no doubt that you’re going to amass quite a fan base around the world. On the flipside of things, ‘cherry’ has had its fair share of scrutiny since its release and it was clear from the get-go that Sage had a pretty hard exterior. Nonetheless, after getting down to talking we had a great conversation with him and his friend Elliot that we’re happy to finally share. This is the Sage Elsesser interview.

Sage Elsesser Interview

There’s a lot of footage of you skating in NYC. How does skating in London compare?

Yeah I think it’s sick. I like the Palace shit, it’s real cool.

You and Sean [Pablo] seem pretty tight. Is he your go-to guy on trips like this?

[Laughs] No homo but yeah we sleep in the same bed.

As one of the most familiar faces in ‘cherry’ you’ve no doubt noticed all the kids playing dress-up. What do you think about all that?

It’s like a cool form of flattery. It’s sick but it’s cool to do your own shit… But then again imitating people – it’s what you’re supposed to do with the people you look up to. I dressed up like Dill you know what I mean? It’s kind of crazy though when they don’t know how to kickflip. I went to Southbank and saw like ten kids just all posted; FA, Supreme all that shit.. They were all just doing bonelesses on the bank but couldn’t really skate. I dunno, you’ve gotta learn the basics first. Don’t start no complying all over the place.

How about all the people biting it that don’t skate at all? You think the video has had anything to do with skateboarding being as popular as it is right now?

Yeah I think as far as Supreme’s concerned people just fuck with us because we make it look sick I guess; at least opposed to hypebeast kids wearing leather pants and shit. It shows a different side of it.

Sage Elsesser Interview

What’s it like riding for a big company like Converse?

It’s sick but at the same time it’s pretty hectic.

Yeah, it’s pretty crazy they’re flying you around the world for the sake of a shoe.

I guess you’ve got to understand the business side of it. They’re just doing what they’ve got to do.

What would your go-to shoe usually be?

I’d probably be wearing Chuck Taylors or something like that.

Do all the kids biting the ‘cherry’ thing ever make you think twice before putting on a pair?

Yes. I’ve definitely thought, “damn I’ve gotta think of a new shoe to skate”, but then again it doesn’t matter… I wear chucks because my friend Logan wore Chuck Taylors back in the day. This dude Logan started everything that you see now: Rails, colours, Dickies pants – he did all that first. Nobody was fuckin’ with that, then the whole grip tape art thing came about… it was all one dude.

If you look at old footage you’ll see Steve Cab back in the day, everybody wore them. It’s a classic shoe.

Do you ever feel those eyes on you? Like “here’s another dude in Chucks and Dickies skating around”.

Yeah it’s crazy. The thing I hate most is people thinking I’m white or something. They try to say I’m whitewashed or some shit like that when really it’s not the case. I’ve seen someone say like, “white kids always have a different section to the black kids in Supreme videos”. Just let a nigga put on some fuckin’ clothes; it doesn’t really matter at all. Really wanna know why my pants are so high? My Grandpa told me gentlemen’s pants are never supposed to touch their shoes. That’s some black people shit. I’ve been running these; I’m not about to let other people fuck it up for me. It’s what I like to skate.

Sage Elsesser Interview

Who’s been skating hardest on the trip?

Probably Louis Lopez, He’s the best skateboarder ever. Tom Remillard’s always ripping too

Who’s been drinking hardest on the trip?

Think Benny got pretty smashed last night


Yeah he reeks of alcohol right now [Laughs].

Your boys Nakel and Kevin have just gone pro for FA. See yourself joining them any time soon?

Fuck, hopefully. I don’t know [laughs], shit!

Elliot: It’s long overdue! You just impossible grinded a table!

You got any passions of your own outside of skating?

Yeah I paint

You’ve recently finished school right? Have you made the decision to go to college or are you putting your faith in skating?

I’m going to college. I got a scholarship to Pratt in New York.

Well congratulations on that. You got any projects in the pipeline at the moment you can tell us about?

If my friend Logan leaves Malibu and skates then hopefully his video…That would be the sickest thing ever.

Finally, are there any other independent companies you’re backing at the moment?

Honestly fuck everything else if it’s not FA. That’s for real…


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Words: James P.Lees

Imagery: Lily Brown 

Converse One Star World Tour

Converse Cons One Star World Tour – London with Sage Elsesser

On Wednesday (15th of July) we were down at Slam City Skates East and Mile End Skatepark for the Converse team’s first stop on their One Star World Tour. Celebrating the launch of the brands ‘One Star Pro’ shoe, we followed the team from their in store signing to the demo at Mile End, and was lucky enough to chat with team rider Sage Elsesser. Enjoy the video above and watch out for the full Sage interview coming soon…

Find out more on the Converse CONS ‘One Star Pro’ HERE.