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- SKU: - 1570475
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- Color: - Red/White/Bl
About This Brand
The Converse brand of athletic shoes, which now includes a wide range of lace-up and slip-on styles for men and women in a dazzling array of hip materials, colors, and patterns, first gained fame and still earns respect for its Converse All-Star high-topped canvas basketball shoes. Widely known simply as "Chuck Taylors" or such nicknames as "Chuckie T's," after the basketball player who joined the company in 1921 and promoted them, they are still the footwear of choice not only for many serious basketball players but also anyone wanting a hip, comfortable, casual shoe.Shoemaker Marquis Converse opened the Converse Rubber Shoe Company in Malden, Massachusetts, in 1908, dedicated to manufacturing waterproof winterized footwear. Seven years later, the company expanded its line to include tennis shoes before expanding to basketball shoes.