Trocadéro Days by Pontus Alv - Converse Skateboarding

Will Harmon

Converse Skate Ambassador Pontus Alv had the idea to make a little film about cruising around Paris with a jump ramp and a couple of plates, inspired by 1989 and the Converse CONS CTAS Pro Skate sneakers.

This era of skateboarding means so much as it was when street skating really broke through; it ripped out of California and spread around the world like wild fire. It created the foundation for what skateboarding is today.

This film is a celebration of that time. It inspired us. We hope it inspires you. Go build a jump ramp and explore.

Alongside the film is a special edition newspaper also titled, Trocadéro Days. It features more photography by Nils Svensson, illustrations by Pontus Alv and interviews with the other Converse Skate Ambassadors that were part of this project. Look out for it in all good Skate stores across Europe.

Below is an extended Burn section from Kingpin issue 114 that featured the Converse crew in Paris filming for Trocadéro Days. All photos by Nils Svensson.