So we are traveling back to 1993 for Larry Johnson’s signature shoe from Converse with their “React Juice” technology. Although this is a very nice shoe in a very nice colorway, I have to admit it wasn’t the most sought after shoe at the time. The Sneaker was retro’d in 2003/2004 although missing the purple (which i wish converse would have placed on the shoe, oh well maybe next time). The lace cover with Number 2 on it (no pun intended) was removable and gave the shoe a more snug secure feel. The original as well as the retro ran a little snug so going a half size up would be optimal although if your foot is not wide true to size would suffice. All around the quality on both the Original and the retro was on point, however the original was much more comfortable as I believe the retro’s “react juice” was not functional (just for show). Anyhow enjoy a trip down memory lane with pictures from the DeFY. New York Archive and a picture of Grandmama herself!