As a traditional American brand, Converse can look back on over 100 years of company history. Founded in 1908 by Marques Mills Converse in Malden, Massachusetts as the Converse Rubber Shoe Company, the company initially concentrated on the production of winter-proof footwear and vulcanised rubber tyres. The need for athletic footwear was immense, so in 1921 they began working with basketball player Chuck Taylor. Together they designed a new type of shoe, which was launched in 1923, and which we know today as the Chuck Taylor All Star. Since then, the shoe model is often just called "Chucks". From then on, the success story of the Converse brand was unstoppable. Converse was one of the sponsors of the 1984 Summer Olympics, for example. As early as the 1930s, Converse shoes were already popular with basketball players and were worn in Olympic basketball games. In the following decades, models like the All Star or the Converse One Star became symbols for their own sense of style and non-conformity and a fashion statement for complete generations. Especially bands like the Ramones, who often played concerts with Converse All Stars, contributed to this perception. Since 2003, the sporting goods supplier has belonged to the cult brand Nike.
The Chuck by Converse - a success story
Today, the Chuck Taylor All Star is one of the best-selling shoes of all time and Converse is an absolute cult brand. In 2008, even the billionth pair of the Chuck Tyler All Stars was sold. Everyone knows them and has had the sneakers with the distinctive look in their own wardrobe with a high probability. Converse sneakers have become a staple of numerous subcultures. Whether in the skater, punk or hip-hop scene, Converse are always at the forefront. Even today, they stand for rebellion, but more in terms of fashion. Not going with the flow and staying true to themselves is the brand's recipe for success. Mick Jagger, for example, got married in white Converse sneakers in 1971. Models like the One Star or the classic Chucks are available in numerous colours and patterns and can be super combined due to their minimalist design. Whether classic colours like white and black or crazy patterns - Converse offers women and men something for every taste and occasion.
Buy Converse for men and women - at Asphaltgold
In the Asphaltgold online shop you will find a wide range of Converse shoes for men and women in different sizes and variations. Have a look at our assortment and convince yourself of our offer. Converse offers men and women countless combination possibilities and a great wearing comfort - whether at work, at university, during sports or in your free time.