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More special releases from the World Basketball Festival for this summer, this time courtesy of our friends at Converse:

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (Monday, July 2, 2012) – On Sunday, July 1, 2012, Converse launched a limited edition Pro Leather World Basketball Festival (WBF) footwear collection to support World Basketball Festival 2012 held this July 13-16.

The World Basketball Festival 2012 is a four-day celebration of the performance and culture of the game of basketball held by NIKE Inc., in collaboration with basketball’s leading brands within the NIKE Inc. portfolio – Converse, Jordan Brand and Nike Basketball. This year, World Basketball Festival 2012 will expand to bring energy to the basketball communities in London, Paris, Washington, D.C. and Barcelona.

The Converse Pro Leather WBF collection offers six footwear styles available in grey, red and pink suede and black premium perforated leather with pops of blue, orange and pink. Each shoe features a city abbreviation next to the classic Converse Star Chevron logo, highlighting the cities around the world that will participate in this year’s World Basketball Festival 2012 events.

In celebration of the Pro Leather launch, Converse will host a series of Converse Block Party events this summer in Washington D.C., New York City, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, to commemorate the urban spirit of the Pro Leather and celebrate local street culture, basketball, music and art.

The Pro Leather WBF styles are available for a suggested retail price of $75 at Kicks USA in Philadelphia, Shiekh Shoes in Los Angeles, Shoe City in Washington D.C. and on www.converse.com.

Check out Converse Block Party events coming to a city near you:
Washington, D.C.                                 Saturday, July 14
New York City                                       Saturday, July 21 & 28
Philadelphia                                          Saturday, August 4
Los Angeles                                          Saturday, August 18

Click here for more information on World Basketball Festival.