The Converse Rubber Company was founded in 1908 by Marquis M. Converse in the United States. Initially, just doing galoshes and seasonal shoes. In 1915 the company decided to make athletic shoes to allow production throughout the year. As basketball evolved, their basketball shoes became popular when high school basketball star Chuck Taylor started wearing them. In 1921 his signature was added to the design. Through the '70s and' 80s, Converse faced considerable competition from other shoe manufacturers and began to develop models oriented towards aesthetics, still highly profitable today. You can shop online CONVERSE sneakers and canvas shoes.