CONVERSE

THE CONVERSE RUBBER COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN 1908 BY MARQUIS M. CONVERSE IN THE US. IN 1915 THE COMPANY DECIDED TO MAKE ATHLETIC SHOES TO ENABLE YEAR-ROUND PRODUCTION. AS BASKETBALL EVOLVED, THEIR BASKETBALL SHOE BECAME POPULAR WHEN HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL STAR CHUCK TAYLOR BEGAN WEARING THEM. IN 1921 HIS SIGNATURE WAS ADDED TO THE DESIGN.