The Birth Of Converse

March 25, 2013

(Photograph taken from here)

I only got my first pair of converse ever around a month age and I haven't looked back since. Have you never wondered where Converse originated and how they got their name? If you go out anywhere you will never fail to find one person wearing a pair of Converse, why is that? Don't get me wrong, they are comfy, cool and chic and everybody's wearing them!

Around 1908 a man names Marquis Mills Converse one day decided to start a rubber sneaker company. Chuck Taylor then joined the company, how is happened nobody will ever know. At this point the all star sneaker has been introduced and since then has become a classic in nearly everyones shoe closet. Apart from converse providing footwear for sportsmen they also produced products for servicemen at war! Converse then went on to becoming associated with the rock era where they would take a key role in their outfits. Around 1974 they have a bit of a makeover which made them colourful and bold! 

So as you can tell Converse has been around for a very long time always adapting new fashion and events make them fit for everybody. “Our company was organized in 1908 fully believing that there was an earnest demand from the retail sneaker dealer for a rubber sneaker company that would be independent enough not to follow every other company in every thing they do.” 

Did you know about the birth of Converse?

Gemma x

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  1. I've been wearing converse constantly since I was 14 but never looked into the history. Very interesting :) x