By Danny Gore
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 children. 2 years later, Converse, being a rubber shoe manufacturer, produced 4,000 shoes daily and in 1915 started manufacturing tennis shoes.
In 1917, Converse All-star basketball shoes were introduced, a real innovation considering that the sport was only 25 years old. The big break came in when it was endorsed by basketball player Charles H. "Chuck" Taylor as his preferred shoe of choice.
From several years, Converse Chuck Taylor All Star shoes have been most preferred by the people, especially the young generation. The first Converse shoes was launched in the year 1917 by Marquis M. Converse and the Converse Rubber Shoe company in Malden, Massachusetts. Because of its durable and affordable nature, these shoes have instantly become popular.
By Carl Fraser
The legendary basketball-style canvas shoe is a iconic piece of fashion that has proved popular for many generations. The traditional Converse shoe was first manufactured over 100 years ago, and to date, well over nine hundred million pairs have been sold. So, why the love-affair with Converse?
Movies and celebrities have played a large part in the popularity of this type of shoe - Tom Hanks, River Phoenix, Jeff Bridges, Mike Myers, Michael Keaton, Michael J.Fox and Arnold Schwarzenegger have all starred in movies wearing a pair of 'Chuck Taylor All Stars'. TV programs such as "The Wonder Years" have also ensured the shoe is rarely off the screen. In the BBC TV Series "Doctor Who", the tenth Doctor, David Tennant would wear a pair of white Converse with his suit in every episode. This look was apparently chosen by Tennant himself when working on the clothing for the character.
By Eliza S.
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star black shoes are more than a choice of color. These classic and contemporary designs are a lifestyle selection, a way to be the same and different at the same time.
The Converse All Star Core Ox Trainers show the beginnings of that paradox. These classic Chuck Taylor style shoes are Converse and all Converse. The black fabric and white with black stripe wraps show that clearly. It just doesn't get any purer than this. Yet, they're made with today's materials, today's consumer in mind.
Converse All Star high tops have been around for a long time, and their style and look have not changed much since 1923. When you think of Converse footwear you probably think of the traditional canvas shoes, and although they are still available and popular today, the leather version of the converse are even more popular.
You have all probably heard of the Converse brand. We are talking about the sneaker choice of many young people throughout the world (and those who feel that way). Nothing can be compared to the comfort you feel when wearing any Converse model. Here, we are going to be talking about one of the most renowned lines of Converse sneakers. We are talking about Converse Jack Purcell sportswear. If you are a lover of Converse sneakers, it is positive that you already have a pair or two from this line in your closet. If, however, by some reason, you are not really familiar with what this line offers, we will give you a short introduction to what you get by owning a pair of Purcell sportswear.
A Kobe Bryant signature sneaker in green? What! That is just not right. The Laker's bitter rival wears that color. Relax. It's alright, the Kobe VI that dropped recently is not Celtic Green. It is something much different. It is Nike's version of dark green. A color they call "Gorge Green". This new green colorway of the Kobe VI is part of the Team Bank line of signature sneakers Nike released recently. Red, White, and Blue were also dropped. But it is the Gorge Green colorway that is new to the Team Bank series. It is also the best looking pair of the bunch.
Too many pairs of Nike shoes for basketball? I can't believe I just said that. How can there possibly be too many colorways of the best made shoes for basketball? Actually, there is no way that Nike can make too many different colorways of their basketballs shoes. For myself and all other rabid sneaker fanatics, there has been no better time than now to be a sneakerhead. No time in the history of basketball shoes has provided sneakerheads with so many different options when purchasing a pair of kicks. That is a very good thing. Unless you are an obsessive-compulsive sneakerhead like me.
They are back! The signature sneaker of one Michael Jordan. The basketball legend that created a legendary line of basketball sneakers. The Air Jordan line of sneakers has been around for over 20 years now. It has spawned a countless number of models of the original shoes that Michael himself wore on the NBA hardcourt for over a decade. Unfortunately, the last two years have been very unkind to the Jordan signature sneaker. The Jordan 2009 and the Jordan 2010 were sneakers that did not represent the man who created the legendary shoe very well. And that is not acceptable to Jordanheads, Jordan Brand, and Michael himself.