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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 EVERY SHOE TELLS A STORY COST OF SHOES OVER TIME 1 BAG=$10 More E50 PAIRS OF ALL STARS HAVE BEEN PRODUCED Than SINCE 1917: THE EQUIVALENT OF TWO PAIRS FOR MILLIUN EVERY MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD IN AMERICA. 1915: OF CONVERSE APPROX. 4,000 PAIRS ARE SOLD PER DAY. MAJORITY APPROX. 20,000 PAIRS ARE SOLD PER DAY CHUCK TAYLOR GETS SIGNATURE APPLIED TO THE STAR "QLASSIC HODELS RUN C DURING WORLD WAR II, CONVERSE MAKE BOOTS FOR ARMY PILOTS AND SNEAKERS FOR SOLDIERS. FIT BOTH MEN AND WOMEN'S FEET 1955: MOST EXPENSIVE CONVERSE.. CONVERSE SNEAKERS ARE EMBRACED BY ELVIS. $200 1960: CHUCK TAYLOR 1962: X MISSONI WRESTLING SHOE INTRODUCED LOW CUT SHOE INTRODUCED 1975: CONVERSE HIT THE SLOPES WITH SKI BOOTS $170 PRO LEATHER 1986: SINCE 1908, THE COMPANY'S HISTORY WITH ATHLETES HAS SEEN CUSTOM SIZES MADE FOR A NUMBER OF BASKETBALL PLAYERS* CONVERSE WEAPON BASKETBALL SHOE IS INTRODUCED 1999: CONVERSE INTRODUCES THE HE:01 SHOE. 2003: HIGH HEELED CONVERSE ARE INTRODUCED 60% OF ALL AMERICANS OWN OR HAVE OWNED AT LEAST ONE PAIR * 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 IN A BEAUTIFUL BOX WITH A SIGNED JERSEY AND THE SIGNED SHOES ENCASED IN PLEXIGLASS - MADE FOR A CHARITY AUCTION BENEFITING THE JAMES JORDAN FOUNDATION MOST EXPENSIVE CONVERSE : MEN'S: $170 FOR PRO LEATHER WOMEN'S $200 CHUCK TAYLOR X MISSONI OLD SCHOOLS NFESTYLE SWAG COOL MOST POPULAR STYLE: CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STARS BEST MOST EXPENSIVE PAIR AVAILABLE ONLINE: LIMITED EDITION MICHAEL JORDAN X CONVERSE (ON EBAY FOR $10,000) (MICHAEL'S FATHER) ADDICTION NEARLY 800 MILLION PAIRS HAVE SOLD WORLDWIDE LOVE OBSESSION http://converse-shoe-store.blogspot.com/2011/03/converse-fit-guide.html I www.journeys.com I www.converse.com I http://chucksconnection.com/articles/ConverseArt73.html http://chucksconnection.com/articles/ConverseArt44.html | http://shoes.lovetoknow.com/Converse Shoes | www.boston.com/business/gallery/converse100?pg-1 www.insidehoops.com/converse-history.shtml | www.answerbag.com/q.view/1868220 | www.zappos.com/converse | www.answerbag.com/q.view/2105873?utm._source-popup&utm.medium-2 http://www.lakersuniverse.com/store/nba_basketball_shoes_converse.htm A CONVERSE Wogr8 h Making visual data valuable TM 1930s 1920s 1910s 1950s S0961 1940s 1980s 1970s %241.00 2012 2000s 1990s $3.95 FAVORITE STYLE %24 $7.99 ALTERNATIVE ERSE $19.99 Chuck ALL STA 2003 %24 8007 600 2012 %24 ZNG AND ONIZIS RSE MODELS DO NOT FOLLOW STANDARD SIZING

The History of Converse

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The History of Converse stemming back over 100 years. From the original basketball player Chuck Taylor to it's modern day cult following..

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