Converse

   An athletic shoe brand established in 1908 by Marquis M. Converse. Converse is most famous for its All-Star high-top basketball sneaker, created in 1918 in collaboration with a high school basketball player named Chuck Taylor, who later turned pro. In addition to the high-top version known as "chucks," the low-cut version, the "oxford," continues to be one of the most popular sneakers in the world. Converse has been and continues to play a significant role in the athletic footwear market into the twenty-first century. The famous PF Flyers were made by the Hood Company in 1962. Goodrich acquired the rights to the Flyers and Converse purchased the Goodrich athletic shoe brand in 1971. When Converse was accused of monopolizing the sneaker market, it sold off the PF Flyer brand. In 2006, John Varvatos designed the Converse laceless sneaker.

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  • Converse — Converse, IN U.S. town in Indiana Population (2000): 1137 Housing Units (2000): 548 Land area (2000): 0.890786 sq. miles (2.307125 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.890786 sq. miles (2.307125 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Converse — Con*verse (k[o^]n*v[ e]rs ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Conversed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conversing}.] [F. converser, L. conversari to associate with; con + versari to be turned, to live, remain, fr. versare to turn often, v. intens. of vertere to turn See …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Converse — Con verse, n. 1. Frequent intercourse; familiar communion; intimate association. Glanvill. [1913 Webster] T is but to hold Converse with Nature s charms, and view her stores unrolled. Byron. [1913 Webster] 2. Familiar discourse; free interchange… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Converse, IN — U.S. town in Indiana Population (2000): 1137 Housing Units (2000): 548 Land area (2000): 0.890786 sq. miles (2.307125 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.890786 sq. miles (2.307125 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Converse, LA — U.S. village in Louisiana Population (2000): 400 Housing Units (2000): 202 Land area (2000): 2.131506 sq. miles (5.520575 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.131506 sq. miles (5.520575 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Converse, TX — U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 11508 Housing Units (2000): 4009 Land area (2000): 6.329015 sq. miles (16.392073 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.329015 sq. miles (16.392073 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • converse — [adj] opposite antipodal, antipodean, antithetical, contradictory, contrary, counter, counterpole, different, reverse, reversed, transposed; concept 564 Ant. complementary, equal, same, similar converse [n] opposite antipode, antipole, antithesis …   New thesaurus

  • Converse — Con verse, a. [L. conversus, p. p. of convertere. See {Convert}.] Turned about; reversed in order or relation; reciprocal; as, a converse proposition. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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