Converse began in 1908 as a rubber shoe company specializing in galoshes. Soon after, they started using their rubber to make sneakers. In 1920, Converse renamed their canvas basketball sneaker the “All Star.” The name stuck. What didn’t stick was their intention. They were made to sink jump shots on the court. You, however, saw them as something more… and started wearing our sneakers to do whatever you wanted. You played music, made art, skated the streets and kicked back. You wore them as fashion. You wore them to work. You customized them with your personal style. You did everything to them, and in them. You saw the unlimited potential in Converse sneakers..
To this day, this spirit continues with all of our sneakers and apparel for All Star, Cons and Jack Purcell. As soon as you put them on and start doing your thing, their true life begins. You define them. You determine their journey. They become a one-of-a-kind celebration of your individuality and self-expression. They become a part of you. They’re Made by you.