Converse has always pushed the boundaries of what a sneaker can do.  Whether you're sinking three-pointers on the court, hitting the half-pipe of need a sneaker to survive your next rock concert, Converse has been there with you.


Launched in 1908 by Marquis Mills as 'Converse Rubber Shoe Company', the company specialised in rubber-soled footwear (galoshes) for men, women and children.  By 1910, Converse had begun manufacturing shoes daily, while in 1915, the company switched focus to creating athletic shoes.