5 THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT CONVERSE
1. Converse History
Converse have been around for over 100 years! The company was founded in 1908 and started as a rubber shoe company that made galoshes. Shortly after they started using that rubber to make sneakers. Their shoes made today still have a rubber toecap, siding and outsole similar to the original style.
2. All Star
The epitome of classic, the All Star design hasn’t changed much since 1917. While the shoe has gone through different phases over the years; from athletic shoe, to punk style, to everyday fashion, the style has stayed true. The few newer styles of Converse still play off the original, such as One Star, Jack Purcell, and women's specific fits.
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Womens Shoreline Pink Foam is a variation of the classic style. The delicate low profile and elastic heel design really show how much All Stars have evolved.
3. Chuck Taylor
You know the name Chuck Taylor, but did you know he was a basketball player from the 1920s? He played in Converse and promoted them off the court. The brand adopted the name Chucks in the 30s and it stuck as a reminder of their origins in basketball and sport.
Timeless revamped. Just like the kicks Chuck sported on the courts, Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Top Ceramic Green is the classic sneaker but in a fresh new colour.
Check out the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low Top Obsidian Mist. We can’t imagine a world before oxfords especially in a classic, versatile colour like this.
5. 1970s Style
So if Converse style is already retro, what are the 1970s? While they look pretty similar to the classic All Star style there are a few major differences. The 1970s line features a heavier-grade canvas and a cushioned footbed for maximum durability and comfort. The vintage details include side stitching and higher siding in an off-white rubber.
It doesn’t get more classic than Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 1970s Hi Top Court Green. Get all the comfort of the 70s features in a colour that’s to dive for.
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