You know those grail-status, government-issued Converse basketball sneaks that cost more than your rent and probably aren’t even really that comfy after a couple of hours on the court? If you’re not a true vintage sneaker nerd, you might not, but if you are, get excited. Because Buzz Rickson decided to produce their own version of the iconic shoe, appropriately naming it the Mil-Spec Government Issue Basketball Sneaker.
When it comes to taking desirable vintage clothing and making it both functional and easy to wear in today’s world, not many companies do it with the same attention to detail as Buzz. These sneakers are no exception, boasting a 100% cotton canvas upper and natural rubber sole, even down to the precisely reproduced mid-sole glue markings. They come with steel eyelets and 100% cotton laces, and just like the real deal, they just come in one color. Safe to say, they really geeked out with this one.
Available for $180 at Self Edge.