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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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    In which country are Converse shoes made?

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    Converse shoes are made at plants in Indonesia, China, Taiwan, India, Thailand, Pakistan, Vietnam and Malaysia, as of 2014. They were made in the United States until Converse declared bankruptcy in 2001. In 2003, Nike purchased the brand and now manufactures the shoes.

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    What side is the Converse logo on?

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    On the Chuck Taylor high top basketball style sneaker, the logo is on the inside. On most other styles of Converse shoes, sneakers and boots, the logo is on the outside of the shoe.

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