Year: 1976

Born in the year of America's bicentennial, the Pro Leather supported the highflying antics of Julius "Dr. J" Erving. The simple silhouette matched the high socks and big hair of the era and it took hold in the professional and college ranks. In '82, Michael Jordan hit his first most famous jumper in Pro Leathers. The legend hasn't stopped since. Today, the Converse Pro Leather is the silhouette of choice for some of the best collaborations-shout out to Clot and Patta-in recent memory. How powerful is the Pro Leather? Even when built in canvas, we still mention the original material when calling out the sneaker.