When did Marquis Mills Converse die?

Answer Marquis Mills Converse, founder of the Converse shoe company, died in 1930 at the age of 69. Months before his death, he sold Converse to businessman Mitchell Kaufman, fifteen years after the compa... Read More »

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When was Converse invented?

Marquise Converse opened his Converse Rubber Shoe Company in 1908 in Malden, Massachusetts. He invented the famed Converse All-Star Basketball shoe in 1917. In 1921, Chuck Taylor joined Converse an... Read More »

When did Converse come out?

The Converse company, originally called the Converse Rubber Co., was started in 1908 by founder Marquis Mills Converse. In the company's early years, Converse made both basketball shoes and car tir... Read More »

When was the first Converse created?

The Converse Rubber Shoe Co. was started in 1908 to sell winterized rubber-soled shoes. The company produced an athletic shoe for tennis in 1915, and introduced the first basketball sneaker, the Co... Read More »