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— was founded by Marquis M in 1908. Converse opened the Converse Rubber shoe Company in Malden, Massachusetts USA. The Converse all star hi-top trainer has become an icon of modern culture.

The history of Converse trainers

— was originally as a rubber shoe manufacturer, offering winter footwear for women, men and children. Only two years later Converse was manufacturing 4,000 pairs of Converse shoes every day, although it wasn't until 1912, when the company first started producing canvas tennis shoes. During the 1917 season, basketball was revolutionised by the introduction of the first performance basketball trainers, the Converse All Star shoe.

 

The following year, Charles H. Taylor, a Akron Firestones player, championed his first pair of Converse All Stars, and whilst wearing his Converse canvas trainers, he presented basketball to Americans across the country Charles Chuck Taylor officially became America's first endorsed player in 1921; Chuck's signature was introduced to the shoes two years later within the All Star monogram. Converse trainers growth continued throughout the 30's as America's interest in basketball soared. The result Converse canvas shoes became a basketball icon, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star in particular became the sneakers for high school teams and professionals country wide.

By the mid 30s Chuck transformed the basketball world once again by inventing the modern a stitch less leather ball providing genuine bounce. Not to forget the Converse Jack Purcell shoes, by the time he lent his name to his signature badminton shoe in '35, Jack Purcell had won five consecutive Canadian championships and been announced the world badminton champion. Jack Purcell trainers today retain the legacy of its namesake and the feel of his sport in their design and branding.



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Converse 1970's Chuck Taylor All Star (Hi) - Emerald/Egret Converse 1970's Chuck Taylor All Star (Hi) - Emerald/Egret
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Converse 1970's Chuck Taylor All Star (Hi) - Emerald/Egret

£70.00

Converse 70's Chuck Taylor Low - Natural Converse 70's Chuck Taylor Low - Natural
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Converse 70's Chuck Taylor Low - Natural

£65.00

Converse 70's Chuck Taylor Low - Sunflower Converse 70's Chuck Taylor Low - Sunflower
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Converse 70's Chuck Taylor Low - Sunflower

£65.00

Converse 70's Chuck Taylor Hi - True Navy Converse 70's Chuck Taylor Hi - True Navy
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Converse 70's Chuck Taylor Hi - True Navy

£70.00

Converse All Star Hi Andy Warhol Floral - Black/Natural Converse All Star Hi Andy Warhol Floral - Black/Natural
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Converse All Star Hi Andy Warhol Floral - Black/Natural

On Sale £46.00 Regular price
£65.00

Converse 1970s Chuck Taylor Hi - Black - Natural Converse 1970s Chuck Taylor Hi - Black - Natural
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Converse 1970s Chuck Taylor Hi - Natural

£69.00

Converse 1970s Chuck Taylor Hi - Black - Pink Converse 1970s Chuck Taylor Hi - Black - Pink
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Converse 1970s Chuck Taylor Hi - Black - Pink

£69.00

Converse Jack Purcell Canvas - Black/White Converse Jack Purcell Canvas - Black/White
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Converse Jack Purcell Canvas - Black/White

On Sale £52.00 Regular price
£65.00

Converse Jack Purcell Canvas - White
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Converse Jack Purcell Canvas - White

On Sale £52.00 Regular price
£65.00

Converse 70s Chuck Taylor Low  - White Monochrome
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Converse 70s Chuck Taylor Low - White Monochrome

£60.00

Converse Jack Purcell Ox Trainers - Black Converse Jack Purcell Ox Trainers - Black
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Converse Jack Purcell Ox Trainers - Black

On Sale £32.00 Regular price
£80.00

Converse 1970's Ox Chuck Taylor All Star - White Converse 1970's Ox Chuck Taylor All Star - White
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Converse 1970's Ox Chuck Taylor All Star - White

On Sale £52.00 Regular price
£65.00

Converse 1970's Chuck Taylor All Star Hi - White/Egret Converse 1970's Chuck Taylor All Star Hi - White/Egret
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Converse 1970's Chuck Taylor All Star Hi - White/Egret

On Sale £56.00 Regular price
£70.00

Converse 1970s Chuck Taylor Hi - Wild Dove Converse 1970s Chuck Taylor Hi - Wild Dove
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Converse 1970s Chuck Taylor Hi - Wild Dove

On Sale £56.00 Regular price
£70.00

Converse Chuck Taylor Hi Crafted Textile - Midnight

On Sale £56.00 Regular price
£70.00

Converse Jack Purcell Signature Ox - Crimson Red Converse Jack Purcell Signature Ox - Crimson Red
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Converse Jack Purcell Signature Ox - Crimson Red

On Sale £32.00 Regular price
£80.00

Converse All Star Low - Navy Converse All Star Low - Navy
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Converse All Star Low - Navy

On Sale £27.00 Regular price
£45.00

Converse All Star Hi - Navy Converse All Star Hi - Navy
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Converse All Star Hi - Navy

On Sale £30.00 Regular price
£50.00

Converse 1970s Chuck Taylor Low - Black Converse 1970s Chuck Taylor Low - Black
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Converse 1970s Chuck Taylor Low - Black

£65.00

Converse Jack Purcell Signature Canvas - Black Converse Jack Purcell Signature Canvas - Black
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Converse Jack Purcell Signature Canvas - Black

On Sale £56.00 Regular price
£80.00

Converse 1970s Chuck Taylor Ox Low - Parchment Converse 1970s Chuck Taylor Ox Low - Parchment
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Converse 1970s Chuck Taylor Ox Low - Parchment

£65.00

Converse 1970s Chuck Taylor Hi - Black Converse 1970s Chuck Taylor Hi - Black
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Converse 1970s Chuck Taylor Hi - Black

£69.00

Converse All Star Hi - Black Converse All Star Hi - Black
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Converse All Star Hi - Black

On Sale £30.00 Regular price
£50.00

Converse 1970s Chuck Taylor Hi - Parchment Converse 1970s Chuck Taylor Hi - Parchment
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Converse 1970s Chuck Taylor Hi - Parchment

£69.00

Converse Jack Purcell Canvas - White
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Converse Jack Purcell Canvas - White

On Sale £46.00 Regular price
£65.00