Converse – The Basketball Link

Converse at footasylum
Converse at footasylum

Converse is inextricably linked with the rise of basketball as one of the USA’s most popular sports.

Just as Adidas is linked with football, Converse is instantly recognisable as the brand that goes hand-in-hand with basketball. From its earliest years at the start of the twentieth century, Converse has hooked up with what was then a minority sport and is now one of the most-watched sports in the USA.

Converse and Basketball – Then and Now

It was 1917 when Converse first decided to link with the relatively new sport of basketball. The game, fast-paced and exciting, was starting to win new fans, including Chuck Taylor, who was passionate about promoting the game and worked for Converse – his name still adorns the All-Star sneakers. Basketball players needed different shoes from their other sporting counterparts such as American Football and Baseball players, and the Converse rubber shoe was ideal. In the 1950s, the National Basketball Association was formed and the high-top Converse sneaker became the footwear of choice for many players. Better cushioning, better grip and better comfort made Converse sneakers not just great for players, but desirable for fans. Today, Converse All Stars are possibly still the company’s best-selling range, and Converse also produces a range of dedicated Basketball sneakers for players who need superior comfort and grip on that slippery indoor court.

Converse Performance Sneakers

Whilst Converse sneakers adorn the feet of the fashion-conscious around the world, the company is still making shoes for professional and collage basketball players, ensuring its place in the history and future of the game. A remake of the All Star high tops in the 1990s, along with a widening of the range to include bold colours and eye-catching patterns means that Converse will be appealing to a wide range of customers for year to come – whether they’re basketball fans or not.

Converse Sneakers at FootAsylum

At FootAsylum, we love great footwear, which is why we stock a wide range of fantastic Converse shoes. Whether you’re an all-time fan of the All Star, or you’re buying your first pair of Converse sneakers to see what all the fuss is about, you won’t be disappointed. We offer genuine Converse shoes at great internet prices. Take a look at our site to choose your perfect pair and buy online today – or call us on 08442090803 to find out more.