For the first time since 2012, Converse is set to release an all-new basketball sneaker - the Converse All Star Pro BB.

The Converse All Star Pro BB, which was officially unveiled a few weeks back, will be releasing exclusively in the U.S. next Saturday, May 18, via converse.com. A wider launch in North America and China will reportedly take place sometime in June.

Converse All Star Pro BB/Nike

According to Nike, the upper is constructed using a single layer of Nike Quadifit mesh (which is like a modern canvas) and provides exceptional lockdown by distributing the load of the foot and mitigating friction. Beneath the build sits a drop-in Nike React foam core that is lightweight, durable and responsive, allowing for quick cuts, smooth lift-off and sustained play.

The kicks come equipped with a minimalistic All Star patch and the Star Chevron logo, reminiscent of some classic Converse basketball sneakers of old.

To learn more visit converse.com/basketball.

Converse All Star Pro BB/Nike

Converse All Star Pro BB/Nike

Converse All Star Pro BB/Nike

Converse All Star Pro BB/Nike

Converse All Star Pro BB/Nike