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Transcript of Converse
http://file.vintageadbrowser.com/1vxffnn95zgsjb.jpg The white model was introduced at the 1936 Olympics. http://chucksconnection.com/history1.html
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LAYiyyBY1aI/TZrPA9-OJGI/AAAAAAAAAFE/1_KMAtOXjOo/s400/Converse-Yearbook-1930-1931-1.jpg The invention of Rock & Roll. It was loud, lewd, filthy and everything everyone who feared it said it was. It was also a movement in search of a uniform: It found the leather jacket, the blue jean and the high-top sneaker. Interestingly enough, right about this time, the high-top sneaker was around for the birth of something else: The National Basketball Association. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_bXNdrXYPZ28/S73rotBo7VI/AAAAAAAAD1s/FrovR9R-eGc/s1600/DSC_0222copy.jpg The classic black and white high top was introduced in 1949 http://chucksconnection.com/history1.html
http://classickicks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/071.jpg http://www.topdesignmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/12-allstar1-600x616.jpg Somewhere right around 1974, the All Star sneaker got a little bit of a makeover. Remade in colorful suede with a big, bold star on the side, it was built for basketball—but there was something about its brashness and brightness that would make it irresistible to a generation of rockers, skaters and rebellious souls. Then around ’76 came the Pro Leather, an instant favorite in a time when the game needed a vibe. 1972 1974 http://classickicks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/01.jpg http://www.237studio.com/images2/143528.jpg An immediate on-court favorite, the Weapon sneaker became almost universally favored by professional, college and high school teams throughout the 1980s and ’90s. In 1986, Converse launched the “Choose Your Weapon” ad campaign, featuring two of the game’s biggest rivals wearing one of the game’s biggest sneakers. Over 20 years later, the legacy of Weapon — and its place in sport and culture — continues to challenge the competition. 1988 http://www.topdesignmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/18-allstar-600x844.png First came Grandmama. That was a big deal. Then, in 1996, Converse had a hit on its hands with a basketball sneaker called the All Star 2000. It was the first attempt at replicating the Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker for contemporary competition, and there was something about its ankle patch, red midsole stripe and no-nonsense approach to the game that at least 1 million people couldn’t resist. 1994 http://classickicks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/02.jpg First came Grandmama. That was a big deal. Then, in 1996, Converse had a hit on its hands with a basketball sneaker called the All Star 2000. It was the first attempt at replicating the Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker for contemporary competition, and there was something about its ankle patch, red midsole stripe and no-nonsense approach to the game that at least 1 million people couldn’t resist. 1998 The brand enters its second century by honoring its heritage of seeing things a little differently, loving people who want to change the world for the better, and basically celebrating the spirit of rebellion and originality in basketball, Rock & Roll and anywhere else you find it. 2001 Wonderful Creations Today's Converse 2012 http://skately.com/img/library/print/small/converse-suede-one-star-1993.jpg http://files.coloribus.com/files/adsarchive/part_330/3301105/file/converse-all-star-shoes-cheetah-small-48259.jpg http://www.myconverseallstar.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Womens-Converse-2012.jpg