Converse, the brand that enables creatives. Converse celebrated their Parisian collective at their head office at the Faubourg, by showcasing the work they co-created for retailers such as Shinzo, Tom Greyhound, The Next Door, Starcow and Sneakersnstuff. The Pro Leather is a basketball classic, and one of Converse’s most heralded basketball silhouettes. First introduced in 1976, this seemingly unassuming sneaker carried more than its weight in cultural significance. For the basketball community, the Pro Leather was a representation of pure style – from the people who wore it, like the legendary Julius Erving aka Dr. J.