I can’t think of anyone who hasn’t heard of Converse
, I bet most people own a pair or have owned a pair in the past. They are the type of shoe that carries memories, worn on adventures and improving with age. I have quite the attatchment to my pair to the point that even though they really have seen better days I can’t bring myself to part with them or replace them with a newer pair.
The brand has history, Converse was born in 1908 from the brain of a man called Marquis Mills Converse. He vowed it would be a company that would be independent enough not to follow every other company out there in what they did. It worked. Over 100 years on and Converse have survived where other brands have failed.
Over the years that followed Converse took on many different forms and purposes. From the arrival of Chuck Taylor on the scene to designing apparel for service men during World War II.
During the era of Rock n Roll the hi-top shoe that we wear and love today really took off, teamed with blue jeans and leather you can see some trends don’t fade with time.
In the years following this Converse took on many different forms. Colour was introduced- we can now own the shoe in any colour and any pattern the heart desires (I myself covet a glittery pair).
This is a story that has no ending. The brand continues to grow and I can’t even beging to imagine what the next century will bring. I’ll leave you with this video as an ending to my ramblings. I hope you enjoyed this post though, it was good to write something a little bit different.
What’s your Converse story? I’d love to hear all about them.
Sponsored by Spreaditfast but written entirely by me.