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When did Converse come out?

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The Converse Rubber Corporation opened for business in 1908. The company got its start by making seasonal galoshes and work related rubber shoes. Converse did not start manufacturing its first sneaker until 1917.

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When did Converse come out?
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The Converse All Star basketball shoe debuted in 1917. Converse wanted to keep their team employed year round, so they shifted focus from seasonal footwear to athletic shoes.With the rising popularity of basketball at the time, Converse researched and developed a shoe with a substantial rubber sole and canvas upper that would work well with the sport. While shoes sales were slow at first, the All Star soon became the most mass produced basketball shoe in North America.

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    How do you wear Converse shoes?

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    Converse shoes can be worn several different way by pairing them with skirts, jeans or dresses. Converse All Stars were first produced in 1917 and in 1921, basketball player Chuck Taylor introduced the sneakers to the basketball community. Converse sneakers are also known as Chucks, Chuck Taylor All-Stars, Chuck Taylors, All Stars, Cons, Converse All Stars and Converses.

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    In which country are Converse shoes made?

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    Converse shoes are made at plants in Indonesia, China, Taiwan, India, Thailand, Pakistan, Vietnam and Malaysia, as of 2014. They were made in the United States until Converse declared bankruptcy in 2001. In 2003, Nike purchased the brand and now manufactures the shoes.

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    How much do Converse Chuck Taylor All Star low tops cost?

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    As of 2014, a pair of Converse Chuck Taylor All Star low tops costs between $35.33 and $49.99 on Amazon.com before shipping costs. This price depends upon the size purchased.

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    How do you wash white Converse sneakers?

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    To wash white Converse sneakers, wipe the rubber with a damp cloth, rub stains with soapy water, wash the sneakers with mild detergent, air-dry them, and brighten them with a chalky white shoe cleaner. This 90-minute process requires cloths, soap, water, detergent, shoe cleaner and a washing machine.

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