More than shoes, Converse is a story of legends, heroes and innovators tied together by the love of sport. Established by Marquis M. Converse in 1908, Converse is an American athletic shoe brand with over a century of authentic sports history and footwear innovation under its laces.
Through its innovations, leadership and contributions to the evolution and popularity of basketball, tennis, turf and track, Converse has forever fused itself with the heritage and soul of American sports. An industry standard for generations, Converse is "America's Original Sports Company.” Its rich heritage includes the high top sneaker that revolutionized the game of basketball and would later become a favorite worldwide, the Chuck Taylor® All Star® – a true American icon. Converse is continuing the legacy with the launch of the Chuck II, a re-invented Chuck Taylor with Lunarlon insoles and elevated materials.