Converse is an American shoe company that designs, distributes, and licenses sneakers and accessories. Founded in 1908, it has been a subsidiary under Nike Inc since 2003.
Today the company's portfolio include products under the Converse, Cons, Chuck Taylor All-Star, Jack Purcell, One Star, and Star Chevron trademarks. Converse frequently collaborates on special edition product releases with other brands.
Converse shoes are distinguished by a number of features, including the company's star insignia, the All Star's rubber sole, smooth rounded toe, and wrap-around strip.