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    Converse

    Juli 12th, 2013

    Converse is an American shoe company headquartered in Massachusetts and a subsidary of Nike Inc. The company was founded in 1908 by ‘Marquis Mills Converse’ and started off as a rubber shoe company producing rubber soled shoes for all genders. Altough Converse started producing its first tennis shoes in 1915, the comapny’s breakthrough came in 1917 when the brand introduced its first basketball shoe which was later named after a famous player known by the name of ‘Chuck Taylor’. Up to this day, Converse ist mostly known for their ‘Chucks’- a high-topped sports shoe produced from cotton fiber – which still remains the most popular product in the company’s portfolio.
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    Sneakers

    Juni 21st, 2013

    Sneakers or tennis shoes are sports shoes that are made of canvas or leather with a rubber sole and are worn for recreation, as a casual shoe or as a fashion item. The name sneaker comes from the fact that the rubber soles are very quiet compared to the loud sound of hard leather soles of dress shoes. The first sneakers were produces in the 1860s in England for cricket. Later in 1919, Converse introduced sneakers as we know them today to the US and they have been a part of America’s Hip-Hop and Rock and Roll culture since.
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