September 25, 2013
40 years of Santa Cruz Skateboards
In celebration of 40 years of Santa Cruz Skateboards, Converse has collaborated in developing some limited edition skate sneakers.
Long time Santa Cruz Pro and Converse Ambassador Jason Jessee provided the inspiration for the Converse CONS CTS pack in both Mid and Ox. These sneakers feature a classic Jason Jessee skateboard graphic of Neptune on the Lunarlon sockliners, and subtle tonal coral pattern on both the red and the black canvas uppers. The Converse CONS CTS mid is red as homage to the classic red Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars that Jason skated in the ’80s. Both sneakers also feature the Santa Cruz logo beneath clear traction rubber outsoles.
To celebrate the sneaker collaboration we helped Jason build a classic vert ramp near his home in Santa Cruz. The video shows Jason helping to “build” the ramp and then proceeding to shred it in classic Jason Jessee fashion.