Converse have been around since the early 1900’s and were one of the first companies to produce ‘rubberized’ shoes or trainers as we know them today. Converse trainers are probably the most recognised style across the world and have probably featured at some point in most people’s lives. Converse was once the official shoe of the National Basketball Association and the ever popular Converse All Stars trainers introduced by Chuck Taylor became ‘the’ shoe for basketball players. Even up until today, the Chuck Taylor all star trainer, although not used within the NBA anymore, is one of the most popular fashion items with many celebrities and sports stars.