Converse and Ibn Jasper Honor Professional Leather
The famous sneakers worn by basketball legend Julius Erving, also known as Dr. J.
Ibn Jasper x Converse
Ibn Jasper may be working on his own brand, but this time, the barber, designer, and stylist took a little time on his schedule for a special collaboration alongside Converse. The two came together to give a new luxurious interpretation to the classic Pro Leather. The pair that was worn by basketball legend Julius Erving, also known as Dr. J.
The Pro Leather
Originally launched in 1976, Pro Leather debuted as the lightest and most durable performance basketball shoe on the market. Highlighted by the star’s logo, the shoe was worn in college and professional competition by many of the best players in the game, but especially by Julius Erving before being discontinued in 1983.
“This particular collaboration means a lot to me since I was born in the ’70s and grew up in the ’80s watching all of the great NBA players like Dr.J.” – Ibn Jasper
“The aesthetic is based on a photo of Dr. J. walking into the arena with an all-white outfit. He looks like he just stepped off of the runway. I thought to myself: ‘How can I distill this image and vibe into a collection?'” – Ibn Jasper
The collaborative sneaker has a global and contemporary design. It is equipped with zip entry and embossing with Roman numerals. More details include a zipper that passes vertically into the lacing area. In addition, there is also lace dubrae “1976” which marks the year of the debut of the shoe. The shoes were finished with a pink leather interior and a cream-colored outsole. Indeed, Jasper’s Pro Leather pays homage to Dr. J’s sophisticated style, giving him the trophy of his legacy and impact on basketball.
Take a look at the next Ibn Jasper x Converse Pro leather just above!
This new collaboration will be available at Converse’s website on September 26.
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Photo Credits: ibnjasper