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Womens Converse Shoes It all started in 1908, when Marquis M. Converse trainers opened the Converse Rubber shoe Company in Malden , Massachusetts. The company begun as aRead More...
It all started in 1908, when Marquis M. Converse trainers opened the Converse Rubber shoe Company in Malden , Massachusetts. The company begun as a rubber shoe manufacturer, which offered winterized rubber soled footwear for men, women, and children. By 1910 the Converse Company was producing 4,000 shoes daily, but it wasn't until 1912, that the company first started producing athletic shoes for tennis. In 1917, basketball was revolutionized by the introduction of the world's first performance basketball shoes, the Converse All Star Shoe. A year later, Charles H. Taylor, a basketball player from the Akron Firestones, acquired his first pair of All Star shoes, and while wearing his Womens Converse shoes,
he introduced basketball as a sport to Americans across the country. Charles Chuck Taylor officially joined Ladies Converse shoes in 1921 as America 's first player endorser; Chuck's signature was added two years later in the All Star patch. Converse shoes for Women kept growing, and steamed ahead through the 30's as the nation's interest in basketball increased. As Womens Converse trainers became a synonym of basketball, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star became the basketball shoes for professionals and high school teams throughout the country. By the mid 30s Chuck transformed the basketball world once again, this time he invented the modern basket ball, a stitch less leather ball provided with a genuine bounce.
In 1936 basketball had its Olympic debut, and was finally played as an Official Olympic sport for the first time; the U.S team defeated Canada wearing Converse All Star shoes. In December of 1941 America entered the World War II, taking Ladies Converse trainers into a new phase. That year Womens Converse shoes changed its production, and started to manufacture boots, rubber protective suits, and ponchos for pilots and troops. Converse company designed the A6 Flying Boot worn by the U.S. Army Air Corps. During the war all soldiers worn Chuck Taylor All Star shoes, and even after it these shoes remain the usual government-issue athletic shoes for military training. For its war efforts Converse Ladies trainers received a number of honors from the Army, Navy, and U.S. Treasury.Read more