First it was PUMA, then it was New Balance, and now Converse is getting back into the basketball space.

For the first time since 2012, Converse and Nike today introduced an all-new basketball sneaker - the Converse All Star Pro BB.

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.

The All Star Pro BB will release in May. 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