Marquis M. Converse opened the Converse Rubber Shoe Factory in 1908. The Converse factory began manufacturing winterized rubber footwear for men, women and children. The classic Converse Chuck Taylor All Star was born in the 1917 when its namesake suggested changes to improve flexibility and comfort on the basketball court. Since then Converse shoes have evolved through the decades from athletic shoe into style icon. The worlds of sportswear and fashion collided and never looked back. In 1962 Converse introduced the Chuck Taylor low top and began another sneaker revolution. But Converse isn’t a one-trick pony. Converse is also the brand that introduced the Jack Purcell sneaker, the lace-less Chuck and the extra high Chuck.
The brand that created the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star is universally recognizable for good reason. Converse not only stays consistent with their classic style but also continually updates the classic Chuck with unexpected twists and turns. From fun with patterns and custom colors to extra layers, Converse shoes are irresistible. With an emphasis on originality, Converse dreams up Chuck Taylors to suit every fashion whim. Everyone needs at least one pair of Converse. With so many options, the hardest part is deciding on just one pair.