Founded in 1908 by Marquis Mills, the Converse Rubber Shoe company primarily produced winter boots with rubber soles. In 1915 they started manufacturing athletic shoes and in 1917 the All-Star basketball shoe was released.
It started really picking up steam in the 1920's when Chuck Taylor, a basketball player and product marketer began wearing and promoting their shoes. Widely regarded as the highest selling shoe of all time, the Chuck Taylor All-Stars have become some of the most recognisable pieces of footwear worldwide.Converse Pro Leather Hi was Converse's first pro basketball shoe that was meant to combat the rise of Nike. Upon its release it was seen as much on the streets of New York than it was on the court. A true staple to own for all fans of the All Star. This stripped back colour way offers a minimal hi top with black and red accents.
Leather upper. Rubber outsole.