Somewhere between life and art is preparation … and everything else, too. The time spent honing your tools for the effort ahead is not time wasted. It's foundational, it's readiness, it's priming. And as anyone who knows will attest, the reward comes not from the masterpiece or the victory, but from the daily, ritual build-up of slams, makes and everything else. No matter the end goal—2020, 2021 or whenever—Converse's best are known to get busy … with life, with art and with everything else.