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The History of Converse

EVERY SHOE TELLS A STORY





1908

1917 -- $1.00

1920

1935

1940

1950 -- $3.95

1960

1970 -- $7.99

1974

1975

1977

1986 - $19.99

1987

1990

2000

2003

2008

2009

2012 - $50.00



COST OF SHOES OVER TIME $ 1 BAG = $10



More than 550 MILLION PAIRS OF ALL STARS HAVE BEEN PRODUCED SINCE 1917; THE EQUIVALENT OF TWO PAIRS FOR EVERY MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD IN AMERICA.





THE VAST MAJORITY OF CONVERSE MODELS DO NOT FOLLOW STANDARD SIZING

CLASSIC MODELS RUN ON UNISEX SIZING AND FIT BOTH MEN AND WOMEN FEET



1910's

1915.

APPROX. 4,000 PAIRS ARE SOLD PER DAY.



1920s

APPROX. 20,000 PAIRS ARE SOLD PER DAY



1930s

CHUCK TAYLOR GETS SIGNATURE APPLIED TO THE STAR



1940S

DURING WORLD WAR II, CONVERSE MAKE BOOTS

FOR ARMY PILOTS AND SNEAKERS FOR SOLDIERS.



1950s

1955

CONVERSE SNEAKERS ARE EMBRACED BY ELVIS.



1960s

1960:

WRESTLING SHOE INTRODUCED



1962:

LOW CUT SHOE INTRODUCED



1970s

1975

CONVERSE HIT THE SLOPES WITH SKI BOOTS



1980s

1986

CONVERSE WEAPON BASKETBALL SHOE IS INTRODUCED



1990s

1999

CONVERSE INTRODUCES THE HE:01 SHOE.



2000s

2003:

HIGH HEELED CONVERSE ARE INTRODUCED



2012

60% OF ALL AMERICANS

OWN OR HAVE OWNED AT LEAST ONE PAIR





MOST EXPENSIVE

CONVERSE..



$200

CHUCK TAYLOR

X MISSONI



$170 - PRO LEATHER





SINCE 1908, THE COMPANY'S HISTORY WITH ATHLETES HAS SEEN CUSTOM SIZES MADE FOR A NUMBER OF BASKETBALL PLAYERS*



*LARRY BIRD MAGIC JOHNSON DWAYNE WADE





CONVERSE X JORDANS

ARE THE MOST TALKED ABOUT SHOES

MADE TO CELEBRATE THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JUMP SHOT MICHAEL JORDAN HIT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA

TO WIN THE NCAA TITLE IN 1982

. 30 PAIRS WERE MADE

THEY CAME INA A BEAUTIFUL BOX WITH

A SIGNED JERSEY AND

THE SIGNED SHOES

ENCASED IN PLEXIGLASS

MADE FOR A CHARITY

AUCTION BENEFITING

THE JAMES JORDAN

FOUNDATION (MICHAEL'S FATHER)



OLD SCHOOL

LIFESTYLE

BEST SWAG

KICKS

NEW ALTERNATIVE

COOL

FAVORITE

ADDICTION

OBSESSION

LOVE

ALL STAR







MOST EXPENSIVE CONVERSE:

MEN'S : $170 FOR PRO LEATHER .

WOMEN�۪S: $200 CHUCK TAYLOR X MISSONI .



MOST POPULAR STYLE

CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STARS



MOST EXPENSIVE PAIR AVAILABLE ONLINE:

LIMITED EDITiON MICHAEL JORDAN X CONVERSE (ON EBAY FOR $10,000)



NEARLY 800 MILLION PAIRS HAVE SOLD WORLDWIDE

The History of Converse

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