News of the Black Fives Collection by Converse continues to spread, partly through the help of a syndicated story that first ran in the Washington Post.

Black Fives print coverageKudos to the Converse media relations team.

Here are some more recent press clippings.

The New Jersey Star-Ledger:
… “Included will be shoes inspired by the high-top Chuck Taylor All Stars worn by the Black Fives, the first African-American professional basketball teams. They transformed basketball into the fast- paced game that we know today and one of them, the Harlem Rens, won the first World’s Championship in 1939” …

The Columbus (Ohio) Post-Dispatch:
… “To celebrate its centennial, Converse is reissuing $200-a-pair “Black Fives” — updates of the broken-in brown-leather beauties worn by the legendary Harlem Renaissance basketball team in the 1930s” …

Stack Magazine
… “John F. Kennedy once said, ‘History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing to the future.’ Applying this idea, Converse has collaborated with The Black Fives to tell the story of the Negro League through a special collection of basketball shoes, which honor the company’s century mark” …

The Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal:
… “To celebrate its centennial year, Converse is reissuing $200-a-pair “Black Fives,” updates of the broken-in, brown-leather beauties worn by the legendary Harlem Renaissance basketball team in the 1930s, as well as shoes that honor the memory of player-salesman Chuck Taylor, who hawked original All-Star hightops out of the trunk of his car” …

The Kansas City Star:
… There are reissues inspired by the Pro Leather series from the ’70s and the Weapon from the ’80s (Afros! tube socks!)” …

Here’s the official Nike.biz press release about the Black Fives Century Pack from earlier this year.

Have you seen any of this Black Fives print coverage in your local newsstand?

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