INDIANAPOLIS — In January, Crispus Attucks High School and Converse announced they had teamed up to create a new shoe, as part of the “Breaking Down Barriers” collection that Converse created.
On Thursday, the shoes went on sale on Converse.com.
The shoe honors the 1954-55 Crispus Attucks High School boys basketball team, the first all-black team in the country to win a state championship, led by future NBA star Oscar Robertson.
There are two styles of the Attucks-themed sneakers. The Chuck 70 has the “Flying Tigers” logo on the tongue. The Converse Pro Leather version has a “CA” on the back. Both designs have the school’s green and gold colors, and four stars, representing the program’s four state championships.
The Chuck 70 design is $85. The Pro Leather design is $80.