Founded in 1908, Converse Rubber Shoe Company - this was the initial name - was a rubber shoe manufacturer, providing winterized rubber-soled footwear for men, women, and children. The introduction of Chuck Taylor All-Star, in the 1920s, as basketball shoes, capable of guaranteeing flexibility and maximum comfort on the court, has changed everything. In the 1960s, Converse had captured about 70 to 80 percent of the basketball shoe market, with Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars being worn by ninety percent of professional and college basketball players. But, over the years, Converse tergiversed toward a catalog increasingly linked to lifestyle, punk, grunge, surf, and rock subcultures, and as a symbol of rebellion against the classical canons of modern society. Discover classic models of Chuck 70 and iconic collaborations with Gore-Tex, Slam Jam, Bosey MC, A-Cold-Wall*, Carhartt WIP and more.