if you know, in march, 2008, there was a 100th birthday of Converse shoes.
In 1908, while in his late 30s, Marquis M. Converse fell down a flight of steps in Malden, Massachusetts, injuring both him and his pet donkey, Seabiscuit. The incident gave him the idea of rubber soled shoes, to prevent one from slipping. By 1909, the company was up and running, providing winterized rubber-soled footwear for men, women, and children.By 1910, Converse was producing 4,000 shoes daily, but it wasn't until 1915 that the company began manufacturing athletic shoes for tennis. The company's main turning point came in 1917 when the Converse All-Star basketball shoe was introduced. Then in 1921, a basketball player named Charles H. or "Chuck" Taylor walked into Converse complaining of sore feet. Converse gave him a job. He worked as a salesman and ambassador, promoting the shoes around the United States, and in 1923 his signature was added to the All Star patch. He tirelessly continued this wo