The brand history of Converse
Sometime in 1908, Marquis Converse saw the future. It inspired him, he got an idea, and he acted on it. Now it’s our turn. A new Converse Century means it’s time to take our own risks and act on our own inspirations, to channel the spirits of ten decades of Converse visionaries to see our own futures.
“Our company was organized in 1908 fully believing that there was an earnest demand from the retail shoe dealer for a rubber shoe company that would BE INDEPENDENT enough not to follow every other company in everything they do.” Converse catalog, 1913.
For five generations, the Converse brand has been on the feet of those who have had the courage to follow their own path, individuals who show us what is truly possible in life and inspire us to achieve our own dreams.
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