The birth of the converse all star

In 1908, Marchis. Marquise Mill Converse founded Converse in Massachusetts, USA.

Converse was founded in Massachusetts in 1908. The founder Marquise Mill Converse was named after his surname Converse. After operating in the rubber shoe factory for 9 years, it officially introduced the world’s first basketball shoe All Star with a canvas upper and a rubber midsole. At that time, such shoes made it easier for players to get close to the ground, and also opened the Converse. Brilliant history in basketball.

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Converse All Star logo

In 1921, Chuck Taylor joined the Converse team. He was a professional basketball player. Therefore, he proposed to change the sole to improve the grip and increase the protection of the ankle part in the All Star design. In recognition of his contribution to Converse, Chuck Taylor All Star canvas shoes were born since 1923, the side logo of each pair of All Star was added with Chuck Taylor’s signature.

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Until the 50s and 60s, almost all NBA players, high school/college athletes wore Chuck Taylor All Stars, and the Converse became a must-have shoe at the time.

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