It was in 1908 in Maldon, Massacchussets when Marquis M. Converse opened the Converse Rubber Shoe Company. Also known as the Boston Rubber Shoe Company, it has been making shoes since the early 20th century, providing winterized rubber soled footwear for men, women and kids. 2 years later, Converse, being a rubber shoe maker, made 4,000 shoes daily and in 1915 started manufacturing tennis shoes.
In 1917, Converse All-star basketball shoes were introduced, a true innovation considering that the sport was just 25 years old. The big break came in when it was endorsed by basketball player Charles H. “Chuck” Taylor as his favorite shoe of choice.
In 1921 he went in complaining of sore feet. Converse came to his rescue by not only alleviating the pain but by giving him a job.Being impressed with the business’s shoe designs, he worked as a salesman and ambassador promoting the shoes all over the United States thereby becoming the corporation’s leading salesman. Then, after a couple of changes into the shoe have been made upon his proposal, Converse shoes got it’s current name and Chuck Taylor’s signature on it is ankle patch. Chuck Taylor All Star basketball shoes also have been known as “Disadvantages”, “Connies”, “Chucks”, “Converse”, “Chuckie T’s” and “Chucker Boots” for the higher fashions.
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Colored and patterned shoelaces became so popular to complement Converse’s two coloured black and white trademark before 1966 in order to match every basketball team’s specific colors. This was brought about by the consumers need for more varieties on the shoe and pressure from the different basketball teams.Eventually, it was not only about the colours but more styles came out. Low-top or “Oxford”, high-top and afterwards, knee-high versions were produced. Building materials for all these styles include leather, suede, Centurian Wildlife, vinyl, denim and hemp. There were even some variations that were offered without laces and are held up by elastic. All of these new designs were co-designed by Chuck Taylor himself that tirelessly continued his work until his death in 1969.
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Afterwards, the layout has had a few alterations after Converse was bought by Nike and operations were transferred from the United States to overseas. From the typical 2-ply cotton canvas, the fabric became 1-ply “fabric” and different patterns of wear have been noticed by several wearers.Currently, Converse has also been producing a wide range of occupational safety shoes for people that resemble their regular athletic shoes. A number of which are the women’s metaflex athletic Met Guard work shoe, men’s athletic Met Guard slip-resistant hiker and the men’s non-metallic safety-toe athletic shoe. Not only were these shoes built to last but are made up of genuine leather offering minimal electrical resistance, shock-resistant heels, foam insoles and a unique moisture resistant liner to keep your feet warm all day. What’s more is they’re metal free so it’s really ideal for those on high-risk tasks, everything that a work shoe needs to need to protect you from occupational hazards.Converse, a title which holds a century of invention and footwear history in itself. What else can you request? Name it, they have it. Be it Converse classic sneakers, Converse lifestyle shoes or Converse performance shoes, Converse offers you the freedom to express yourself by choosing whichever suits your mood, style and wardrobe.
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