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What are Converse High Tops?

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Converse high tops are a brand of canvas athletic shoe with uppers that extend over the ankle. They are made by the Converse company and sold under the name Chuck Taylor All-Stars. The design of these shoes has remained largely unchanged since they were introduced to the market in 1917.

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What are Converse High Tops?
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Converse sneakers have a rubber sole and white rubber toe cap. The shoe's uppers are made of lightweight, flexible canvas that is available in a variety of colors and patterns. High top sneakers reach to just above the ankle, in contrast with low cut Converse shoes that rest below the ankle bone.

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    When did Converse come out?

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    The Converse Rubber Corporation opened for business in 1908. The company got its start by making seasonal galoshes and work related rubber shoes. Converse did not start manufacturing its first sneaker until 1917.

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    What is the slogan for Converse?

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    As of 2014, Converse's slogan is, "Shoes are boring. Wear sneakers." Prior to this, Converse's slogan was, "Shoes keep it clean. Sneakers get dirty." Originally, the company's slogan was, "Converse for comfort."

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    How do I clean white Converse footwear?

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    Clean your white canvas Converse shoes by hand with a toothbrush, laundry detergent or dish detergent, cold water, two small soft cloths and a sink or basin. The cleaning process should take no more than one hour to complete before the shoes are set aside to dry.

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    How do you wear Converse shoes?

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    Converse shoes can be worn several different way by pairing them with skirts, jeans or dresses. Converse All Stars were first produced in 1917 and in 1921, basketball player Chuck Taylor introduced the sneakers to the basketball community. Converse sneakers are also known as Chucks, Chuck Taylor All-Stars, Chuck Taylors, All Stars, Cons, Converse All Stars and Converses.

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