The Converse sneaker. You can see it now in your mind’s eye, with its iconic star insignia, wrap-around strip and smooth rounded toe. This legendary men’s shoe is extremely versatile, with many styling options and variations for the style-orientated gentleman to choose from. Check out how Converse came to be the Shoe Star they are…
The Converse Rubber Shoe Company was founded in 1908 by Massachusetts resident Marquis Mills Converse. Previously a worker in a footwear manufacturing firm, Mr Converse decided to go out on his own and start a rubber shoe company in Malden, Massachusetts, which became the birthplace of his most iconic shoes. Converse began manufacturing the All-Star basketball shoes in 1917, but it wasn’t until 1923 that their even-more-successful successor would be born.
On day, renowned basketball player Charles H. “Chuck” Taylor wandered into the Converse store complaining of sore feet, and in that moment, the iconic partnership between Converse and Chuck Taylor was born. The classic high-topped sneaker is just as popular today as it was back then, and we are pretty sure you know the rest…
Converse work well in a variety of style settings, from semi-formal to street. Our classic black and white high tops are amazing for smart casual looks paired with chinos and a collared shirt (sleeves rolled up, of course) as well as for super chilled outfits, like sweatpants and a T-shirt.
You can achieve a street smart look by pairing your Converse shoes with rolled up jeans, coloured socks, and a printed overcoat.
We recommend keeping your jeans and trousers slim leg when pairing with Converse shoes, so they fit with the smooth, streamlined look of the shoe.
And remember, keep them clean! The wrap-around strip of the Converse shoe is best appreciated when clean and shining.
You guessed it – Men’s Shoe Centre is the place to be for Converse shoes! You can browse our collection of classic Converse high-top and low-top sneakers for your perfect pair. Contact us if you have any questions, and we will get right back to you.