Converse Louie Lopez Pro Ox Review
The Converse Louie Lopez Pro Ox skate shoes are inspired by the low profile of retro tennis shoes, but they are jam-packed full of skateboarding functionality. They are designed to be durable, after all, they have to be able to keep up with the abuse they will endure while skating. The OrthoLite insole and Nike Zoom Air technology in the midsoles of the sneakers give you superior shock absorption, as well as additional heel protection to help keep your feet and joints as safe as possible while practicing your jumps and hitting the board. The great look and decent price tag are what draws customers in but their amazing versatility and phenomenal feel are what keeps them coming back for more.
- Reasonable price tag
- Highly durable
- Great underfoot comfort
- Excellent shock absorption
- Heel Bruise protection
- Nike Zoom Air technology
- CONS traction rubber
- Not the lightest shoe
- Only a few color options
Additionally, the uppers have butted seams which are designed to help reduce friction that is caused by your feet rubbing up against the shoes. Since you will not have to worry too much about your feet rubbing uncomfortably along the seams of the shoes, you should also have a reduced risk of getting irritating sores or blisters that can cause you pain or discomfort while you are out and about.
Finishing off the uppers is a traditional lacing system with flat laces for a more customizable fit and a low top design. They also feature a padded tongue and collar to give you all-day comfort.
They feature an OrthoLite insole that is going to help ensure you get all-day comfort and an amazing underfoot experience. The insole is made out of a combination of recycled rubbers and some proprietary polyurethane materials and they are very eco-friendly. They are designed to be tough and last a long time, not easily losing their cushioning to ensure you are going to be able to keep your feet comfortable wear after wear. This insole is also going to help fight against odor and bacteria thanks to their environmentally friendly biocide. This, in addition to the moisture wicking feature of the insole, is going to promote a healthier environment for your feet and help fight against smelly feet.
One of the best things about the midsole, however, is that they are made using Nike's Zoom Technology to give you amazing support and phenomenal shock absorption. If you are going to be wearing these while you are skating impact absorption is crucial. When you come down from your jumps and land on your feet, these sneakers are going to help save your joints some of that impact from landing, saving you some pain and discomfort. Not only are they amazing at shock absorption, but the heels of the sneakers also provide you with some heel bruise protection to help with those harder landings, keeping your feet as safe as possible.
In addition to the vulcanized rubber, these sneakers also feature Cons Traction Rubber to help improve the grip you get while on the board. They are going to keep their iconic blue outsole that customers have grown to love about Converse skate shoes, but they have updated their compound to give you a better grip. You can take advantage of about a 70% increase traction on grip tape, giving you a much better experience while skating, no need to worry about your feet slipping off the board because your shoes were not up to the task.
They only have a couple of color options that you can choose from but customers do not seem to mind that. They are available in black with white, white with black, or sharkskin and casino.
That being said, the Converse Louie Lopez Pro Ox skate shoes are right about average when it comes to weight when compared to other similar products. For one shoe, size 11.5 medium, they weigh in, on average, at 15 ounces. This is slightly higher than the average running shoe, but again these are designed with far more protections and jam-packed full of features that are not found in your run of the mill tennis shoe.
They do have a very reasonable price tag but do not let that fool you, these are going to last and you will not have to worry about spending extra money to replace them anytime soon. Customers have been very pleased with their purchase and have stated that they are well worth the money they paid for them.
The rubber outsole is designed with flexibility in mind. It is not rough or rigid and can easily bend and move with your foot while you are on the go. Additionally, the uppers are going to help by giving you some wiggle room and not restricting your foot's movements. It is essential when you are on a board to be able to move unrestricted and these shoes are the perfect choice to help you move naturally.
The OrthoLite insole and Nike Zoom technologies work together to ensure you have a pleasant underfoot experience that your feet will love. The uppers are designed to be flexible and comfortable. The butted seams are great because it can help reduce the risk of getting uncomfortable and irritating blisters. Even the outsole helps contribute to the comfort level. The vulcanized rubber ensures you get a great deal of flexibility so you can move your feet freely and without restrictions.
Converse goes above and beyond when it comes to helping keep your feet dry and healthy. In addition to the breathability, the OrthoLite foam insole helps prevent fungus, bacteria, and unpleasant smells, promoting a healthier environment for your feet. The foam is 95%-100% breathable allowing air to flow easily through the sock liner, combined with the high level of moisture wicking your feet will remain nice and dry throughout the day.
When you are walking, running, jumping, or skating, every time you come down on your shoes your feet will sink into the cushioning of the midsole but that padding will want to quickly and efficiently bounce back to its original shape, giving your foot a little push forward when it does so, propelling you into your next action. This can help you run faster and even save you a little bit of energy while skating. No matter what you are doing while wearing these shoes you will be able to appreciate the responsive ride that comes with them.