Retro Cons Hit the Shelves

The year 1984 is remembered for many things: the debut of the first Apple Macintosh, watching Ghostbusters and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in cinemas, and rocking out to Van Halen’s Jump all summer long. It also marked the release of a running sneaker from Converse called the Thunderbolt, which now, over three decades later, sees new life in the form of the retro styled Cons ’84 Thunderbolt Ultra Nylon Suede.

Taking cues from its Nike-fied brethren, the Cons ’84 Thunderbolt Ultra comes with the trademark green Lunarlon liner, which adds much-appreciated comfort for the wearer. The upper is made from a combination of suede and nylon, paneled and stitched expertly to give that unmistakable vintage vibe. Underfoot, the sole benefits from rubber pods on the heel and forefoot to give the shoe better grip on the road. These pods are quite unique and deserve a closer look. The Cons star and chevron complete the shoe’s raison d’être: “Comfort with a dose of nostalgia.”

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These sneaks are available in three distinct colorways: obsidian, black, and white. Undoubtedly, our favorite is the obsidian, with its fiery red trim. The shoe is mostly a deep shade of blue, which is strange because obsidian usually refers to a black-colored mineral. Geology.com does say obsidian also occurs naturally in blue, so we’ll give Converse a pass.

ObsidianThe Converse Cons ’84 Thunderbolt Ultra is already available in local stores at a retail price of PhP 3,990.

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