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Converse ushers in the next 12 months with its Chinese New Year 2010 Year of the Tiger Collection. Bold Tiger prints grace the collection that features vibrant colors of red, gold, and orange, the most auspicious colors in Chinese culture. The collection is linked by various adaptations of the tiger face and tiger stripe graphic.

One of basketball’s most legendary shoes, the Converse Weapon 86 made its mark dominating basketball courts, which is most fitting as an addition to the Tiger collection. A legend in its own right, the Weapon 86 shoe shares the powerful attributes of the Tiger, revered as a fighter on the court, having been worn by some of the greatest players of all time.

The Weapon 86 Year of the Tiger features three leather upper variations including white textured leather with a graphic patterned red leather axis. They also feature subtle design details such as a Tiger face graphic on the footbeds, pattern detailing on the exterior red leather axis of the shoe, and gold thread embroidery of the Tiger character and face on tongue tag. Available exclusively in China.

More looks at the Converse Weapon 86 Hi Year of the Tiger follow.

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