Converse Shoes for men, women and kids. Converse was started in 1908 by Marquis Mills Converse. Converse, as a young company, took up with basketball as it was still a new sport. Chuck Taylor would join Converse in 1918 and the infamous "Chuck Taylor's" All Stars were born. The high-top sneaker came to be in 1948, right at the same time the NBA was created. Different colors were introduced in the 1960's giving everyone an individual style and look by wearing Converse Shoes. The All Star sneaker got a make over in 1974 to turn it into a better functioning basketball shoe. Find the right Converse athletic shoe for you through Rogan's Shoes today. Free Shipping on orders of $50 or more.