In 1908 Marquis Mills Converse started a rubber shoe company as an independent company working directly with retailers. But it wasn’t until a decade later, when basketball player Chuck Taylor joined the company that the brand became universally popular. The classic Converse shoe soon became part of the uniform of the 1950’s: leather jackets, blue jeans and converse high-tops. By 1974 the All-Star sneaker was iconic, coming in multiple colours and numerous finishes all branded with the classic bold star on the ankle. Choose from the original styles or go for updated versions such as jersey or sequined styles.