Joining the elite company of pro skaters with a signature Converse shoe, Louie Lopez is ready to debut the brand’s newest signature skate build in nearly six years: the Louie Lopez Pro. The shoe is a union of storied silhouettes from the Converse line, crafted by Louie alongside the Converse design team for a silhouette that’s true to his specifications, both for on and off the board.
Here’s How Lopez Landed His Design
- He began with a Chuck Taylor All-Star outsole — the Converse element that Louie returns to over and over again, as he says it maximizes his board feel.
- Looking through the Converse archives, Lopez was drawn to a tennis silhouette from the 70s featuring a butted seam upper construction that offered softer lines. It’s a style element not seen in the majority of skate shoes today.
- Lopez wanted to borrow some of the aesthetic features from two other Converse classics: the One Star CC Pro and the Breakpoint Pro. The result: Three silhouettes combined, a creative design that matches his ingenuity on the board.
The Louie Lopez Pro releases in black and white January 4 on converse.com and at select retailers.