Converse "Dr. J 2000"

Converse "Dr. J 2000" sneakers in white and dark blue Converse keeps going and going in the casual canvas sneaker market with the "Chuck Taylor" All Star, originally designed (and up to the early to middle 1970s) worn as a technical basketball shoe.

Improved sneaker technology may have relegated the Converse "Chuck Taylor" All Star to casual fashion, but Converse historically maintained a competitive presence in the technical basketball shoe market, from the 1970 leather One Star to the subject of this note, 1997's "Dr. J 2000" basketball shoe. In this millennium, however, Converse has stuck to retro reissues.

In the early 1980's, the original Converse "Dr. J" was very popular for basketball wear. The "Dr. J", named after basketball star Julius W. Erving, was produced in low-top and high-top styles, as well as smooth leather and suede. In 1997, Converse updated the "Dr. J" shoe to the "Dr. J 2000."

There is one thing very interesting about the "Dr. J 2000." Up to now, Chuck Taylor has been the one named in the "All Star" ankle patch design. This has been the case in the All Star 2000. Now, Julius Erving got his nickname where once only Chuck Taylor had his name. This brings up a question. If there was a major defection, such as Michael Jordan leaving Nike, would that player get their name in the honored Star?

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Last Updated: 19 February 2017

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