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Honoring the legend of Julius “Dr. J” Erving and the shoe he made history in, Converse recreates the classic silhouette in two all-new premium crafted versions using ultra-premium Horween Chomexcel® Leather from the legendary Chicago-based tannery.

For this special release, Converse borrows Horween’s Chomexcel leather and the results are ultra-luxurious versions of the Pro Leather shoe that look clean and understated. First to release is a rich black version with burgundy accents, followed by a burgundy version with black accents. All of the shoes in the Converse Dr. J First String Standards collection will feature the words “Dr. J” subtly embossed in gold foil on the leather upper.

Fewer than 400 pairs of each of the Horween leather versions will be available, with the black shoe launching September 10, 2011 and the burgundy version in November.

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