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Converse CTS Skateboard Shoe



Converse (or Cons) introduces the CTS as their skateboarding version of the classic Chuck Taylor. With just a few minor tweaks, the CTS goes along way and is sure to hold up while staying true to its classic look.

The CTS has the same shape as the Chuck Taylor, it has the same narrow feel and the same vulcanized sole, no changes here. The real improvements that Converse made were with the insole, the tongue and upper. The insole is as padded as any I’ve seen, especially in the heel (no bruises here), it also has a hard plastic edge around the bottom edge which should help the shoe hold its shape longer and to help prevent the shoe from folding over. The tongue and upper are slightly padded, but this is not your normal shoe foam padding. It almost feels like they are using a memory foam or tempurpedic material, because when you squeeze it in, the foam steadily goes right back into place. Finally, on the all suede version, the rubber toe cap was replaced with a suede cap. This is going to give you a better grip for your flip in flip out.

If I had 4 thumbs I’d give the CTS 4 thumbs up! Converse successfully revamped a classic shoe without destroying it… I only have one wish… revamp and bring back the original one star!

Buy the Converse CTS shoe here We have it in Black/White suede, Black/Red leather and White canvas.


Agenda HB Show Photos

Active was down in HB for the Agenda show which was filled with tons of amazing brands from wall to wall at the Hyatt. While we were there we snapped some photos for your viewing pleasure. Justin Strubing, Andrew Langi and many more friendly faces were there hanging out and doing business. Also, many people were getting ready for the huge bowl contest Converse set up that is going down this weekend in Huntington Beach. If you’re in the So Cal area you won’t want to miss it! Check out the photos and peep the new kids Supras that will be available soon. Until next time Agenda…

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