The Converse sneakers history began in 1908 as a rubber shoe company specialising in galoshes. In 1920, they renamed their canvas basketball trainers the “All-Star”. This is something which has stuck with them until the present day. When basketball player Charles ‘Chuck’ Taylor entered their store complaining of sore feet, he was offered a job as salesman and ambassador for the brand. Make the link? In 2001, Converse filed for bankruptcy, but Nike bought them and picked the company back up. Over time, the brand developed to create multiple occasion footwear which was no longer made exclusively to sink jump shots on the court. They became a lifestyle brand, created for every style, every day. A pair of Converse can be worn with any outfit, whether smart or casual.