Converse Rubber Shoe Company was founded by Marquis Mills Converse in 1908 in Massachusetts. It started with the idea of supplying young athletes with a more flexible and comfortable footwear. In 1917, Marquis designed the first basketball silhouette, the iconic All Star sneakers. In 1930 they were named after the player Charles Chuck Taylor, who was brand ambassador and seller. He also suggested improvements that made the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star the most legendary shoes of all time. ¿Who has never had a pair of Converse? Nowadays, Converse belongs to Nike INC. who bought the label in 2003.