This American brand makes sneakers for men, women and children. The shoe brand was founded in 1908 by Marquis M Converse and is now more than 100 years old. The brand came to light in 1917 when the world-renowned Converse All Star shoe was launched. Originally, the brand was used by basketball players, and were described as Chuck's, which was in honor of NBA player Chuck Taylor. The brand was therefore long known as a manufacturer of sports shoes, but this changed when their basketball shoes became popular in several subcultures in the 70s and 80s. Converse shoes create a cool and sporty look that has made their fashion footwear a big hit with fashion lovers and trendsetters. Converse All Star shoes are extremely popular where people with all different style tastes can benefit from a great selection. The brand was acquired by sports giant Nike in 2003, a company who always have their finger on the pulse in terms of fashion and a funky lifestyle.
Marquis M. Converse opened the Converse Rubber Shoe Company in Malden, Massachusetts in 1908 and started out with winterized footwear for men, women, and children. Soon after, a consistent line of sports performance and sport-inspired footwear including canvas shoes for tennis, Chuck Taylor All Star basketball shoes and Jack Purcell shoes were created. Through innovations, leadership and contributions Converse has built a shoe brand around the heritage and soul of American sports in the 20th century. Keeping up with the evolution and popularity of basketball, tennis, football, baseball and track, Converse shoes have become a favorite worldwide.
Over the years, Converse has created collections in Sports Performance, Sports Lifestyle and Sports Classics. Converse Sports Performance collection began with the love of basketball itself and features the most popular and storied basketball shoes of all time including the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star shoe. From sport style to everyday lifestyle, the Converse Sports Lifestyle collection gives originality and self expression to those who wear them. Sports Lifestyle shoes features street-style and casual footwear inspired by court, track and tennis athletic shoes. Converse Sports Classics collection combines creative, original ideas with new materials, colors, prints and special features allowing the world to enjoy updated favorites like the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star and the Converse Jack Purcell
With nearly a century of sports history and footwear innovation, Converse is more than shoes. Its rich history tells a story of American sports and innovators that came together for the love of sports. Until this day, Converse creates footwear that allows us to express who we are. From men’s Converse shoes, women’s Converse shoes, kid’s Converse shoes and Converse Eyewear, they have you covered.