Converse Inc. is the largest manufacturer of athletic footwear in the United States, producing approximately 8.4 million pairs of shoes domestically in 1998. It owns and operates a manufacturing facility in Lumberton, North Carolina, where it produces the bulk of its athletic originals, and leases manufacturing plants in Mission, Texas and Reynosa, Mexico. The Converse All-Star basketball shoes were the first in the athletic footwear industry, and by the early 1990s, more than 500 million pairs, in more than 56 colours and styles, had been sold in more than 90 countries globally. In addition, the company has diversified into varied rubber products, sports apparel, and full lines of athletic shoes for tennis, cross-training, team sports, running, walking, and more
Converse has been a staple in the footwear industry as well as perpetually existing in nearly if not all sneaker stores or department stores that sell footwear. With their signature line, Chuck Taylors as well as collaborations with streetwear giants such as AMBUSH as well as the iconic Comme Des Garcons, Converse also is successful by establishing itself in many wardrobes as an essential brand for shoes.
Converse Chuck Taylor
Converse has been making Chuck Taylor All Star and One Star sneakers since they started over a century ago, and now they have been working to make new street style classics and icons. What you wear defines sport, street, and creative culture, and Converse has been redefining it with you all along. When you wear Converse products, you create a culture of authentic street style simply by embracing and being yourself. Whether they're on the feet of a '70's basketball star in a history book or on the street with you today, Chucks have always signified cool because you wear them.