words_Nick Engvall

The influences on the direction of sneaker styles is always changing, but as we look back each week in our Eastbay Memory Lane posts, it is apparent how influential the popularity of certain things in society impacts the availability of certain shoe styles. This new release from Converse is a good example of a growing trend affecting the way this relatively new style came about.

In the last four or five years, fixed-gear bicycles have grown in popularity tremendously. As the fixed-gear culture has grown and become a part of nearly every city in the country, the demand for simple shoes has done the same. The Converse CVO features a smooth toebox and minimal lacing, making it a great choice for cycling without the worry of it getting caught up in your pedal clips or chain. In addition, a little extra durability comes from the added rubber between the vulcanized sole and the canvas upper. Two new colorways of the Converse CVO are now available, just in time for you to start tuning up your bike as the weather begins to improve with the coming of spring.

Available now: Converse CVO

Converse CVO Spring Colorways - CharcoalConverse CVO Spring Colorways - Parchment