Founded by Marquis Mills Converse in 1908 and made famous by the basketball player Mr Chuck Taylor. Converse has strong associations with sport, music and youth culture. The signature style, Converse Chuck Taylor All Star, has become a global icon and the must-have trainer. Converse shoes are popular because they allow the wearer to express themselves. They’re available in a massive range of colours and patterns. 🤗
At age 47, Marquis Mills Converse, who was previously a manager at a footwear manufacturing firm, opened the Converse Rubber Shoe Company in February 1908 in Malden, Massachusetts. The company was a rubber shoe manufacturer, providing winterized rubber soled footwear for men, women, and children. Although the Converse All Star was in production from 1917, they didn't get their iconic name until 1923. When basketball player, Charles 'Chuck' Taylor entered their store complaining of sore feet, he was offered a job as a salesman and ambassador for the brand. In 1932, as a way of appreciated and recognition of his hard work, they printed Taylor's name on the ankle patch of the shoe, creating the Converse logo history. This created the Chuck Taylor shoe that took over the footwear industry forever.