Converse Converse is a nearly 100-year-old renowned American best-selling shoe brand. Originally Converse manufactured sneakers and shoes made of rubber. Soon, the manufacturer found its way into sports and sneakers are used well-known tennis players and basketball players. Basketball player Chuck Taylor was one of the first publicly known Converse users. Chuck Taylor signature models were sold in the 30's, and are still one of Converse's most popular models. Other currently popular models are the black and white Converse traditional, as well as Jack Purcell models, which get their name from the 1930's badminton world champion. A number of rockers, actors and celebrities began also to use Converse. Converse has grown into a hugely popular fashion brand, whose shoes are sold in more than 100 000 000 pairs each year. Converse is not limited to the styles or fashions, but you can be completely yourself wearing Converse."