American brand Converse is a classic, and provides the perfect addition to any wardrobe. Whether you’re looking for a pair of timeless Chuck Taylors, or maybe you fancy a pair of Jack Purcell sneakers, here at Fat Buddha we’ve got you covered.
The story of the Converse brand started back in the early 1900s, where Marquis Mills established the company as a rubber shoe producer. Between 1921 and 1932, Charles "Chuck" Taylor (a semipro basketball player) was employed as a salesman part-time at Converse and suggested refinements to the All Star model, resulting in a more flexible, supportive pair of trainers that has remained a classic to this day.
By the end of the last millennium, Converse had sold more than 600 million pairs of All Stars, making them some of the most popular and recognisable kicks around. What started off as a comfortable basketball player's shoe has now evolved into a unique and timeless trainer that remains relevant decade after decade.
Over recent years, Converse (bought by sportswear giant Nike in 2003) has collaborated with a wide range of various artists and brands, launching exciting campaigns to promote individuality. Some legendary collabs include Greenday singer Billy Joe Armstrong, Sex Pistols frontman Sid Vicious, French label Comme des Garçons, Blondie frontwomen Debbie Harry, Super Mario Bros and professional basketball star Michael Jordan.
The Chuck Taylor All Star is an iconic shoe that truly belongs in every wardrobe. Converse trainers allow individuals to express themselves and creatively impact every step they take. Whether you’re looking for a classic pair of Converse high tops, or Converse trainers in a contemporary colourway, here at Fat Buddha Store you can find a carefully selected range of the freshest models from Converse with fast and free delivery available (minimum order value applies).