What Is The History Of Converse Shoes?


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Converse is a shoe company from America. It was founded in the year 1908.

The converse headquarters are based in Malden, Massachusetts. They deal mainly in athletic shoes and apparels. The company was founded by Marquis M. Converse when he was in his late 30s. The company was initially known as the 'Boston rubber shoe company'. The Converse Company initially was a big flop. It was only after they released their 'All-Star' range of shoes with Chuck Taylor's signature Converse hit it big time. They rapidly became famous after the deal with Chuck Taylor went through. They quickly became the official shoes of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The first series of the 'All-Star' shoes came into production in the mid 1970s.

On the 9th of July, 2003 the converse company was purchased by Nike for 305 million dollars.
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