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Chuck Taylor All-Star
Chuck Taylor All-Star

Converse is an American shoe company that has been selling shoes since the early 20th century. Marquis M. Converse opened the business in Massachusetts in 1908, as a rubber shoe manufacturer. Its main turning point came in 1917 when the canvas All-Star was introduced. Then in 1918, a basketball player named Charles "Chuck" H. Taylor walked into Converse complaining of sore feet. Converse gave him a job. His work as a salesman and ambassador, promoting the shoes around the USA so impressed Converse that in 1923, Chuck Taylor's name began appearing on the ankle patch, and the shoes became affectionately known as Chucks. He tirelessly continued this work until shortly before his death in 1969. Image File history File links Converse logo, deeming fair use This work is copyrighted. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... Marquis M. Converse was the founder of Converse Shoes. ... State nickname: Bay State Other U.S. States Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Official languages English Area 27,360 km² (44th)  - Land 20,317 km²  - Water 7,043 km² (25. ... 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1917 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Charles Chuck Taylor (June 24, 1901 – June 23, 1969) was an American minor league basketball player and lifelong promoter of Converse Shoes and is most associated with the Chuck Taylor All-Star basketball shoe. ... 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Chuck Taylor All Star Chuck Taylor All-Stars are canvas and rubber shoes produced by Converse Shoes. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ...


For decades, Chucks only came in black or white, but under pressure from basketball teams it was decided in 1966 to manufacture many different colors. Different materials started to appear also, such as leather, suede and vinyl, rather than just canvas. Basketball Basketball is a ball sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... Modern leather-making tools Leather is a material created through the tanning of hides, pelts and skins of animals, primarily cows. ... Suede is a type of specialised leather used to make boots, clothing and fashion accessories such as handbags. ... Vinyl siding Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a widely-used plastic. ... Canvas is an extremely heavy-duty fabric used for making sails, tents, marquees, and other functions where sturdiness is required. ...


Converse's line of shoes also include Jack Purcell and Heritage.


Wildly popular during the 1970s and early 1980s, Converse lost some of its popularity and apparent monopoly during the middle 1980s and much of the 1990s, with the surge of new competitors such as Nike, who introduced radical new designs to the market. Converse found themselves to be no longer the official shoe of the National Basketball Association, a title they had enjoyed for many, many years. This loss of market share, combined with poor business decisions forced Converse to file for bankruptcy in 2001. When the company subsequently changed hands that year, the last factory in the United States was closed, therefore manufacturing for the American market is no longer performed in North America, but instead in a number of Asian countries, namely China, Indonesia and Vietnam. This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1970s. ... // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but keeping the same mind-set. ... Nike, Inc. ... NBA logo, depicting former star Jerry West The National Basketball Association, more popularly known as simply the NBA, is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league. ... Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their creditors. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World map showing location of North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is a continent in the northern hemisphere, bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west...


In July, 2003, the company accepted a $305 million purchase offer from rival Nike. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nike, Inc. ...

Converse fashion in Paris
Converse fashion in Paris

Converse is also an American clothing company that has been selling clothes since the late 20th century. Despite the major setbacks for Converse in recent times, the Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star is the most successful shoe in history. By the turn of the 21st century, over 600 million pairs have been sold worldwide. They no longer seem to be worn by their original target market of basketballers (at least not in the professional sphere), but instead by the average boy or girl in the street. Some are so enthusiastic about the sneakers that they have a vast, ever-growing collection. They are also quite popular amongst musicians. Converse All Stars have been popular for decades in the American Punk subculture. Hollywood has popularised Chucks in countless motion pictures, both with real actors and virtual ones such as Stuart Little the mouse who wears a red pair. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1619x1387, 373 KB)Converse high fashion, Paris, December, 2003 Photo taken by contributor File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1619x1387, 373 KB)Converse high fashion, Paris, December, 2003 Photo taken by contributor File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... Punk culture as it is seen today started in the mid 1970s as a movement or rebellion against some styles of music which existed at the time such as Prog Rock and Heavy Metal whose stars were seen as out of touch with their fans. ... In biology, a subculture in a population of a microorganism is when one microbe colony in such a population is transferred onto blank growth medium and allowed to freely reproduce. ... ... Published in 1945, Stuart Little became E. B. Whites first childrens story. ...


In addition, Converse had a famous television ad campaign during the early 1980s for the Chuck Taylors, featuring Larry Bird, Julius Erving and Magic Johnson, who commented "They're everywhere!" on the commercials. Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Julius Winfield Erving (born February 22, 1950 in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is an American basketball player who helped launch the modern style of play that emphasizes leaping ability and play above the rim. ... Magic Johnson Earvin Magic Johnson, Jr. ...


The BSD Daemon is commonly depicted wearing a pair of Converse shoes, particularly in the versions used by FreeBSD. BSD Daemon is the BSD operating systems mascot. ... A rendering of the BSD daemon by Poul-Henning Kamp FreeBSD is a free, open source, Unix-like operating system descended from AT&T UNIX via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) branch through 386BSD and 4. ...


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Converse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1209 words)
He worked as a salesman and ambassador, promoting the shoes around the United States, and in 1923 after publishing a retrospective on the first 60 years of basketball and teaching his first basketball clinic at North Carolina State University, his signature was added to the All Star patch.
Converse also customized shoes for the New York Renaissance (the "Rens"), basketball's first all African American pro basketball team; the "Rens" pioneered a whole new method of playing and won a remarkable 2,588 games with only 539 losses.
Converse found themselves to be no longer the official shoe of the National Basketball Association, a title they had enjoyed for many, many years.
Chuck Taylor All-Stars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (495 words)
Chuck Taylor All-Stars are canvas and rubber shoes produced by Converse.
Consumers demanded more color and variety from the shoe, as well as basketball teams in order to match colors, so colored and patterned shoelaces became popular to complement the two colors, fl and white, available before 1966.
After Converse was bought by Nike and operations were moved from the United States to overseas, the design has had a few alterations.
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