The Converse Company was set up in Malden, Massachusetts in 1908 by Marquis Mills Converse. The company made galoshes and other work related rubber shoes on a seasonal basis. In 1917 the company transitioned to producing basketball sneakers. The kicks were given the name “Converse All Stars”. The All Star shoe originally came in natural brown colours with a black trim. In the 1920s, Converse All Stars were made in all black canvas or leather versions. In 1923, Converse decided to incorporate Chuck Taylor’s name onto the ankle patches that displayed the Converse All Star logo. In the 1930s Chuck Taylor’s signature was put into the design, which is how the shoe became famous as the "Chuck Taylor" All Star With time the Converse sneakers started to show up everywhere, in rock clubs, on the streets, on rappers, on icons, on rebels and originals everybody was wearing Converse. Now you can find great deals on Converse shoes online in Australia at MyDeal. Checkout the Converse Chuck Taylor Classic range now! read more