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Marquis Mills Converse

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Johanna DeVault

on 9 October 2014

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Marquis Mills Converse

What Makes Converse So successful?
Converse was a very successful company a long time ago and still is today. A lot of things makes Converse popular but the fact that they didn't just stop at making sneakers but, went on to make all different types of shoes for all different people.

They are still a very successful company today and they make shoes that are unique for everyone! Each pair is different in one way or another.
The Start Of It All
He came up with the idea for Converse when he was wearing shoes that didn't have a rubber sole which caused him to slip down stairs. He came up with the idea of rubber soled shoes! Which is why Converse Rubber Shoe Company was opened in 1908.

History Of Marquis Mills Converse
By; Johanna DeVault
Marquis Mills Converse is the Entrepreneur of the million dollar shoe company called "Converse Shoes"
He was born on October 23, 1861 in Lyme, New Hampshire, United States
He later in life married Alice Houghton Converse, then had 3 kids which later carried on his legacy
Not much more is known about Marquis Mills Converse
The Start of Converse

His Rubber sole shoe company in Malden, Massachusetts in February 1908. This business was successful right from the start, In 1910 only 2 years after the business opening Converse was producing 4,000 shoes daily. Business for Marquis M. Converse couldn't be any better.
Converse doesn't stop there..
The famous shoe company didn't just create the 1st rubber sole shoe, But they have done way more. They also made
World’s first performance basketball sneaker
, They also created "
" Which was short for Chuck Taylor. Chucks soon was the hottest shoes in the nation, Chucks we made into every type of shoe for everyone, Basketball Shoes, Tennis shoes and even shoes used in the army!
What are the traits of Marquis?
He was a
: He didn't know what would happen to his product, he didn't know if people would love it or hate it. But he still hoped for the best which seemed to pay off in the end.
He was also
because he noticed there was a problem with the shoes being created at the time, the shoes didn't have a sole on them. So he decided to do something about it!
But that's not all, he was also very
he came up with a new idea for shoes that changed the world!
Marquis created a shoe that have changed the world, He was successful when he was alive and even though he is gone Converse still live on!
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