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The history behind the shoe.

Where was this beautiful shoe made?

The original Converse Company was set up in Malden, Massachusetts in 1908. It was set up by Marquis Mills Converse. He called his new venture, the Converse Rubber Shoe company.

How did this famous shoe come to be?

It was the transition to producing basketball sneakers in 1917 that really shifted Converse from a simple rubber shoe to the cultural icon it is today.

The All Star evolution

This shoe ain't just for basketball.

How is the Scientific Method involved?

The makers of the shoe had think, will this shoe meet all of the needs for a basketball player? They had to do research, on if the rubber and the soles of the shoe would hold properly. They had to design the converse. Then test the shoe. When they had the data they would see if the shoe would be a good use in basketball. Through trial and error. The shoe did become a success and is now very popular.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where was the first one made? In the great state of Massachusetts. What was its original purpose? It was made for basketball, but now its made for more fashion purposes. How is it sold? Through stores or online. How much? $20 to $70. Where? EVERYWHERE To whom are they sold? EVERYONE (if they got money).