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Saturday, 22 October 2011

Converse your way out :)

 In his late 30s, Marquis Mills Converse, who was previously a respected manager at a footwear manufacturing firm, opened the Converse Rubber Shoe Company (unrelated to the Boston Rubber Shoe Company founded by fourth cousin Elisha Converse) in Malden, Massachusetts in February 1908. The company was a rubber shoe manufacturer, providing winterized rubber soled footwear for men, women, and children. 

The company's main turning point came in 1917 when the Converse All-Star basketball shoe was introduced. Then in 1921, a basketball player named Charles H. "Chuck" Taylor walked into Converse complaining of sore feet. Converse gave him a job. He worked as a salesman and ambassador, promoting the shoes around the United States, and in 1923 his signature was added to the All Star patch. He continued this work until shortly before his death in 1969.


  1. I love Converse and the all the pictures people keep taking of them. My guy has a pair of All Star but unfortunately his feet are too big for my tiny ones to fit in them:P

  2. @Peevee : true.. converse looks nice for guys with big feet :) well.. I say wear 'em if you like'em..!! nobody will know the size of your feet once inside those shoes :) :P

  3. Nice click, and well-researched content; the things that brings me to you blog. :)

  4. You are good at product photography! :)

  5. I didn't know anything about converse, except that they were great shoes :P.. Now I know :) ... I love the photo's, particularly the first one.. Great job Prithvi :)