Originally founded in 1908, Converse was originally known as the ‘Converse Rubber Shoe Company,’ created by founder Marquis Mills. Also recognized as Chuck Taylor, Converse has grown into one of the most iconic footwear companies and has been a staple sneaker for every generation. In 2003, Nike acquired Converse making it one of the brands under their umbrella alongside Jordan.
Initially designed to be court shoes, the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star reinvented the sport of basketball with the innovative design and concept. The Chuck Taylor All Star was the first massed produced basketball shoe in North America. The thick rubber sole and ankle covering canvas upper helped provide the comfort and support needed for the court. One of the most popular silhouettes, the Chuck 70 Hi was first launched in the 1970s and was popular with young adults and musicians. The iconic silhouette embodies the brands original spirit and has grown to be one of the most popular sneakers of all time.
Since the initial launch, Converse has ventured into a multitude of silhouettes and has drawn attention from very sought-after collaborations with brands including Comme Des Garçons, Maison Margiela, Undefeated, Andy Warhol and more. The iconic Converse sneakers are a true classic silhouette perfect for everyday wear.