Marquis M. Converse opened the Converse Rubber Shoe Company in Malden, Massachusetts in 1908 and started out with winterized footwear for men, women, and children. Soon after, a consistent line of sports performance and sport-inspired footwear including canvas shoes for tennis, Chuck Taylor All Star basketball shoes and Jack Purcell shoes were created. Through innovations, leadership and contributions Converse has built a shoe brand around the heritage and soul of American sports in the 20th century. Keeping up with the evolution and popularity of basketball, tennis, football, baseball and track, Converse shoes have become a favorite worldwide. Over the years, Converse has created collections in Sports Performance, Sports Lifestyle and Sports Classics. Converse Sports Performance collection began with the love of basketball itself and features the most popular and storied basketball shoes of all time including the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star shoe. From sport style to everyday lifestyle, the Converse Sports Lifestyle collection gives originality and self expression to those who wear them. Sports Lifestyle shoes feature street-style and casual footwear inspired by court, track and tennis athletic shoes. Converse Sports Classics collection combines creative, original ideas with new materials, colors, prints and special features allowing the world to enjoy updated favorites like the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star and the Converse Jack Purcell . With nearly a century of sports history and footwear innovation, Converse is more than shoes. Its rich history tells a story of American sports and innovators that came together for the love of sports. To this day, Converse creates footwear that allows them to express who they are. Converse offers a wide range of stylish sneakers that cater to men, women and children alike. And their ultra-sleek eyewear line is not to be taken lightly. So, whether you're looking for a pair of old-school Chucks (Chuck Taylor All Star ) or high-end models such as Jack Purcell or Converse Black Canvas , look no further than Converse !