They are all around us. Why? Cuz they’re an awesome pair of kicks made by an even awesome-er company that has stood the test of time for more than 100 years.

So, what’s so awesome about Converse?

Converse Gives Back

Although Converse is a giant company, it has found many unique ways to give back over the years. The most recent being the establishment of its worldwide Rubber Track studios that provide professional spaces, instruments and mixing equipment to musicians and bands looking for studio time.

These pop-up studios are 100% free for the musicians and are appearing in cities like New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Montreal and São Paulo.

By helping out future musicians, Converse is paying homage to the many musicians that helped make the shoes famous throughout the decades. Think Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, The Ramones, Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift. (When are we ever going to see those names in the same sentence ever again?!)

Converse also organized the Converse 1HUND(RED) campaign where it had 100 celebrities and artists design a shoe to be auctioned off in support of the (RED) campaign that fights for global HIV awareness.

Any company that finds these special ways to support causes dear to their heart finds a special place in ours.

Converse Is Resilient

Once on the verge of bankruptcy in 2001 due to rising competition and other factors, the brand sprung back in a major way when Nike rescued it in 2003, and since their peak in the ’80s, the classic sneakers have experienced a resurgence, having managed to hold on to their distinctive rubber soles, smooth rounded tops and wrap-around strip style features that made them famous.

Many companies faced with bankruptcy fade out quietly, but Converse held on when times were tough and managed to flourish during those tough times, demonstrating it is a resilient brand that has spanned generations of fans.

Converse Continues to Innovate

From their big break in 1908 as the producers of rubber galoshes to the makers of the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star shoe, Converse keeps evolving, providing us with a whack of options. Nowadays consumers have plenty of choices when it comes to rocking their Converse, right down to their fav textile. Try an all-rubber Converse Chuck Taylor All Star in black.

All-rubber Converse Chuck Taylor All Star

Converse lovers can also choose from Converse wedges, sandals, flip flops, ballet flats, stilettos and boots. We adore a company that keeps stylizing its inventory to meet the needs of everybody's tastes and comfort desires. A one-trick pony, Converse is not.

Converse Lets Their Fans Decide

These days, we want shoes with as much personality as we have. We want our shoes to speak as loudly as our T-shirts, hair colours and obnoxious friends. With Converse, anyone can build their own shoe, and we’re not just talking about swapping out the laces for another colour.

With Converse customizations, you can pick out every detail, right down to the colour of the metal eyelets. Or, if that’s too overwhelming, just send us a picture and we’ll get it on a shoe for you at the Baggins custom print shop.

Here’s to a company that is willing to let its fans alter the brand to suit their fashion requirements.

Sharing is caring, and caring is pretty awesome.

Converse Provides Kicks In Many Colours

If customizing your shoe sounds like too much work, don’t worry about it. With so many Converse colour choices out there already, there’s a pair that will appeal, and this huge variety is just another reason why the world has been rocking Converse for more than a century. From the

Dolphin Grey/White Converse Jack Purcell Low Tops:Dolphin Converse Jack Purcell Low Tops

To the Maroon Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Tops:

Maroon Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Tops

To the Peacock Converse Chuck Taylor Dainty Low Tops

Peacock Converse Chuck Taylor Dainty Low Tops

To the Optimus Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Tops

Optimus Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Tops

There’s a pair of Converse out there for everyone! Check out the extensive collection of Converse at the Baggins web store to find the perfect pair for you.