PJ Tucker’s love for the game began in his backyard in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he was getting shots up, which inspired his Converse Pro Leather Hi collaboration with The Better Generation. Before becoming the NBA’s footwear king and reigning champion, PJ Tucker’s love for the game began in his backyard in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he was getting shots up, which inspired his Converse Pro Leather Hi collaboration with The Better Generation.
This colorway of the Converse Pro Leather Hi has a white leather base with hairy suede overlays and a Converse logo on the sides. OTM stands for “Out Tha Mud” and is debossed in Metallic Gold. It refers to a time when PJ was getting shots in his backyard and mud stains emerged on his one pair of sneakers for the year.
Tucker grew raised in North Carolina and dreamed of playing for the University of North Carolina, which is portrayed on the left tongue tag, and the University of Texas, which is shown on the right tongue tag, where he earned Big XII Player of the Year. An old sole, reminiscent of the dirt marks on his sneakers as a kid, completes the look.
The PJ Tucker x Converse Pro Leather Hi “Out Tha Mud” will be available in a pop-up in Miami on January 22nd, followed by an online release on The Better Generation app, where 17 pairs will be autographed by PJ Tucker personally and mailed out at random. A wider release goes down on January 28th via Converse.com and Foot Locker.