Initially established as a rubber company that manufactured winterized footwear, Converse has evolved into one of the world’s most popular American sneaker producers. Its fame is due in no small part to its All Star Chuck Taylor, an iconic canvas high-top worn by everyone from Wilt Chamberlain to Kurt Cobain.
Now as a subsidiary of Nike with a steady stream of new styles and special edition collaborations, Converse sneakers can be seen on skaters, gamers, athletes & artists, at self-sponsored skate events, and even on red carpets.
Location: North Andover, Massachusetts, United States
Known for: Chuck Taylor All Star Basketball sneakers, Jack Purcell
Collection includes: Sneakers, lifestyle fashion, and athletic apparel.