In 2009, Converse is celebrating its 101st birthday. In celebration of this momentous accomplishment, the Boston, Massachusetts brand is working their timeless Weapon Mid, a technical hoops model initially released in 1986. The Weapon Dual Strap combines the “Y-Bar” ankle supp0rt system, thick midsole, and reinforced toebox (Or elements of old) with a dual-strapped, Reebok Ex-O-Fit-inspired support system above the model’s ankle collar. Expect the high-rising shoe to release sometime in early ’09 in a bevy of lifestyle color schemes. The Converse Blog.