It’s most likely that if you’re reading this article, you or someone you know owns a pair of Converse tennis shoes. The brand, which has been around for over 100 years now, has a lot of awesome facts which we at PPcorn are sharing (with you) right now.
Number Eight: The King of Rock and Roll Loved Them
Elvis, who was known around the world as the king of rock and roll, sported these shoes onstage in the mid-fifties. We’re sure that that did nothing but help sales of the already widely popular footwear brand.
Number Seven: They’re in the Smithsonian
A specific pair of Converse shoes can be seen in the Smithsonian, which is one of the most respected museums in existence. They’re made of stars and stripes!
Number Six: They’re Not All Affordable
While most of the shoes are affordable enough – especially after one sees just how durable they are – there are some in particular that are quite expensive. Among these is the $200 Chuck Taylor X Missoni shoe, which has been produced with women in mind. The pro leather shoe built for men is almost as expensive at $170.
Number Five: They Make High Heels
Yes, despite the fact that these shoes are meant for athletic purposes, there is indeed a high heeled Converse shoe. It was introduced in 2003 by the company.
Number Four: The All-Star is Almost 100 Years Old
That’s right! The Converse All-Star shoes were first introduced to the public in 1917. That’s one kind of shoe that seems completely ageless.
Number Three: Converse Designed a Pair for Skiing
In 1975, the company released a new brand of shoes – boots, specifically – that were aimed towards ski athletes. From that point on, Converse wearers could practice this cold weather sport, while, of course, wearing their brand.
Number Two: They’ve Made Shoes for Magic Johnson
In the past, the brand has actually made specially sized shoes for the top athletes. Such athletes include Magic Johnson, Dwayne Wade, and Larry Bird.
Number One: Someone Wears the Guinness World Record
Joshua Mueller owns more than 1500 different pairs of Converse shoes, landing him the Guinness World Record for the most converse shoes owned. For those that want – and can afford – to own more than Mueller’s 1546 pairs, they may want to begin collecting now.