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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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When did Converse come out?
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The Converse All Star basketball shoe debuted in 1917. Converse wanted to keep their team employed year round, so they shifted focus from seasonal footwear to athletic shoes.With the rising popularity of basketball at the time, Converse researched and developed a shoe with a substantial rubber sole and canvas upper that would work well with the sport. While shoes sales were slow at first, the All Star soon became the most mass produced basketball shoe in North America.

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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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    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 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 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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