Shoebuy Insider on Converse Shoes
Some people use the phrase "as American as apple pie". At Shoebuy, we prefer "as American as Converse". Converse is one of few brands that managed to remain a staple of our ever-evolving American culture since the company's inception in 1908.
Whether you envision Chuck Taylor sporting his namesake sneakers with short shorts, Bird and Magic lacing up their Weapons, rockers stage-diving into clamoring crowds of fans, or even "Jackass"-es performing unspeakable stunts, Converse, much like Forrest Gump, has always had a knack for being present when history is being made.
Perhaps it is much more likely that the roles are reversed; that trailblazers and innovators have always been drawn to Converse because of the company's ever-youthful, pioneering personality. It is a brand that manages to transcend the barriers that gap generations and captures the zeitgeist of any period in America.