Converse was founded in 1908 in Malden, Massachusetts, and has developed into an American shoe and clothing company that sells sneakers, apparel, and accessories for both men and women. It's owned by Nike, which also owns other shoe and apparel companies such as Cole Haan, Hurley ... Read More International, Umbro, and Air Jordan. Converse is especially known for its popular shoe, the Chuck Taylor All Star, which started as a basketball shoe and now comes in sizes for toddlers, teens, and adults. Converse also sells kids' clothing, shoes (including sneakers), and accessories. Kids' accessories include hats, gloves, shoelaces, and watches. Other Converse kids' lines include Jack Purcell, Converse by John Varvatos, Sport Authentics, and Skateboarding. The Converse Design Your Own option allows kids to design their own shoes.