Converse

Converse

Mick Jagger wore them at his wedding and Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain is said to have worn them when he died. Rumour has it that even Lady Diana insisted on putting them on her royal feet. We are talking of the famous Converse sneakers. In 1908, the company was founded in Malden, Massachusetts by Marquis M. Converse. Back then, the company was named Converse Rubber Shoe Company and mainly produced winter shoes. Over the years the brand experienced several changes of ownership and is now owned by Nike. A canvas sneaker designed for basketball, the All Star was first launched in black in 1917. The professional basketball player Charles Hollie Taylor, known as Chuck Taylor, approached the company in 1921 to give some suggestions for improvement of the All Star because Taylor’s feet ached when he played in these shoes.

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The famous Chuck Taylor All Star was the result of this collaboration. Nowadays, these shoes are known as “Chucks” and are available in many different colours. Over the years, one could also marvel at exceptional prints. Today, you can obtain a low and a high version of them. The Chuck Taylor All Star is the most successful shoe launched by Converse and has been sold more than a billion times worldwide. But it is now rather a fashionable cult shoe in the streetwear sector than a basketball shoe and you can see it at the feet of skaters as well as of punks. At our online shop, you can find Converse sneakers for men and women and can easily have them delivered home.

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