The Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars sneaker has changed to way we look at lifestyle , fashion, music and art all over the world.
Here are some historical facts about the shoe and why some refer to it as the perfect sneaker and as Will Smith said in the movie I, Robot “A thing of beauty.”
1908 The Converse Rubber Shoe Company is founded by Marquis M. Converse in Malden, Massachusetts
1917 The Converse All Star was first produced.
1921 Charles “Chuck” Taylor joins a basketball team sponsored by the company called the Converse All Stars.
1923 Chuck Taylor makes improvements on the overall design, his name is added to the ankle patches.
1933 The Charles “Chuck” Taylor signature is out into the design.
1934 The All Star is re- branded the Chuck Taylor All Star
1939-1945 American soldiers began to wear All Stars while in training during WWII
1962 Converse begins using the ankle patch.
1960s Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars were being worn by 90% of professional and college basketball players.
1971 Color canvas Chuck Taylor All Star shoes are introduced.
1989 Converse begins offering up the Chuck Taylor All Star for collaborations with third parties.
2003 Nike bought Converse brand name for $305 million.
2008 Converse celebrates its 100th anniversary.