Talk:Converse (shoe company)

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Moved Page[edit]

I moved the page from Converse (company), to simply Converse. I'm not trying to step on any toes here but there wasn't anything signifigant of Converse, so I took the required steps and just moved it.. if you have any input on this id love to hear it..

respectfully, jerkmonkee 02:33, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

Ugh. Someone revert this. Disambiguation pages exist for a reason.
unregistered, 06:02, 21 June 2006 (UTC)
Um. I consider converse (logic) to be more significant than a type of shoe. --
Uhm. You mean conversION (logic)? cause thats where converse (logic) redirects Foreeye 21:19, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Ketsuekigata 17:25, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

i think conversion is the spelling when used in philosophy, whereas converse is the way the same idea is spelled in mathematics. I mentioned on the conversion (logic) talk page for someone to mention+source that. either way, we should pass through the disambiguation page first before if not sure, which would mean that the article name would also have to be changed back to (company). Nnnudibranch 08:27, 18 June 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nnnudibranch (talkcontribs)

I agree that this should either go to disambiguation or Conversion_(logic) and the company page should go back where it was--Xris0 (talk) 07:22, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

Article Improvement[edit]

  • Infobox: I created a company infobox, however many stats are missing
  • Sectioning: I added sections to the article, and because of that the sections could be maybe fleshed out a bit more.
  • Better Intro: Because I sectioned the article it doesn't have a very strong introduction/ summary; it needs to be fleshed out some too.
  • Wikify: internal links could be cleaned up some
  • Media: There could be more properly sourced images

if anyone has any comments, or anything else to add feel free,
jerkmonkee 02:33, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

The Weapon[edit]

Today I saw a Converse ad at North Station in Boston. This is also TD Banknorth Garden, where the Celtics play. The ad said "WEAPRESENT BOSTON." Maybe this means "the weapon" is coming back again? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.219.222.88 (talk) 13:12, 23 May 2008 (UTC)


Resolved Issues[edit]

Record?[edit]

The image page Image:Largest collection of Converse All-Stars.JPG said Tim Varley instead of Joshua Mueller. Corrected. Probably some american joke i fail to understand, being swedish? 85.228.201.117 21:32, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

PK Flyers[edit]

I've never heard of PK Flyers being used as a nickname for Cons, did someone mean Converse rival shoe company PF Flyers?
Freddie Freelance

You know what, me either.. I had thought i'd seen it on a page somewhere and included it. Probably just my mistake.. Anyway I removed it.
jerkmonkee 22:32, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Yellow[edit]

Does anyone know of a way to speed up the process of "turning yellow"? Snow white new chucks suck, and wearing these for half a year until the white turns brownish from the dirt is terrible...
don't be one of those kids who makes their shoes look old by messing them up themselves, its just stupid, just wear them everyday and they'll look how you want before 6 months, they'll wear in faster that way anyway.

One way is to, apparently, get some green cons and bleach them. Instead of going white they go a perculiar shade of yellow --RoryKillhorn 17:57, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

You can also dive the shoes in coffee. (i'm not sure about using the word dive in this sentence, if wrong forgive me, english isnt my native language) Leo McAllister 03:17, 23 March 2006 (UTC)

You are forgiven. Forgive me but wont they smell coffee just a bit? Foreeye 22:10, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Nirvana[edit]

Wasn't it Kurt Cobain who popularised wearing Converse All Stars? Is this worth mentioning?


A pair of converse can be seen in the video for "Smells Like Teen Spirit", so it could be justified in mentioning it in conjunction to the bit about the American rock background that's already in the article, but saying it was solely due to Cobain isn't accurate. Tomtyke 22:10, 9 May 2006 (UTC)

Cobain was copying the Ramones and many other bands who'd worn Chucks before him. Heck, even Sha-Na-Na wore Chucks. Freddie Freelance

inconsistancy[edit]

This article states that in 1917 Basketball was only 25 years old it goes on to state that in 1923 'Chuck' Taylor wrote about the first 60 years of basketball. This does not make sense.

Clever boy! No, but seriously well done. If someone didn't occasionally post to point out the glaring errors of complete bullshit on wikipedia somebody might be fooled into thinking it's an even half way decent repository of information (as it is, it sucks and I reccomend a book from the library on anything over any article on wikipedia) --Manboobies 23:23, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

I recall you get a tag with each pair that says just that? Foreeye 22:13, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

No, you don't. You get a tag that talks about how he '...worked with Converse to improve their shoe and the game.' 60.241.30.235 09:42, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Yeah right, and then it says "TAG PRINTED IN CHINA" :) it may be inChuck Taylor (salesman)Foreeye 09:21, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

The Fast and the Furious[edit]

The article states that Paul Walkers character in The Fast and the Furious' characters name is Brian O'Conner when his characters name is actuall Brian Earl Spilner. [sounds like a serial killers name]

The long list of people wearing Chucks[edit]

It appears almost all (if not all) of the occurances in the Pop Culture list are about Chucks. Should the list be here, or at Chuck Taylor All-Stars? One or two of them are already there, in the article text. --Alynna 20:16, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

I went ahead and moved it. Hopefully that's ok. --Alynna 22:12, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Corporate responsibility section[edit]

The 'Corporate Responsibility' section is about Converse's owner, Nike and as such should be in that article. I'm inclined to chop the whole section. Ashmoo 13:59, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

I agree, it's non-neutral (towards the end) and not about Converse itself. ~J.C. 14.59, 2 January 2008 (EDT)

Other shoes made by converse + other merchandise + Product Red[edit]

What do you think of the idea of discussing other shoes produced by Converse (e.g. Skate Stars, Skate Slams, One Stars - and according to the website: escape, skidgrip, star fi skimmer, volitant, Jack Purcell, 009, etc etc), and other products within the converse brand (bags, socks, active wear, jackets, hats). Also could be good to discuss Converse Red (Product Red). What do you guys think? Tinkstar1985 11:15, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Intro is like an ad[edit]

"Converse have just released a new set of Chuck Taylors called the Century Shoes (2008). New Century shoes are funky and colourful with many different patterns. Converse are extremely popular around the world today; these shoes are more than just fashion, they are also working with 1hund(red) to raise money for AIDS." This sounds a LOT like an advertisement. Converse raising money for AIDS is notable, but the way it's phrased as "more than just fashion" is highly indicative of a biased view and should be rephrased. In addition, "funky and colourful" sound like they were taken right out of a magazine. Pylze (talk) 22:57, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

I don't know too much about their products but I do know that they make glasses frames, because I own a pair.--Frogmaster0989 (talk) 17:27, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

Converse (shoe company)[edit]

I propose moving this to Converse (shoe company). To think of the shoe company as the principal meaning of the word converse, among all the various different meanings, is stupid. Only illiterates would do that. Either converse should be a disambiguation page, are the concept in logic that everyone learns in high school should be the main meaning. Michael Hardy (talk) 06:25, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

...OK, I've moved it, and I've moved Converse (disambiguation) to Converse. As I said in the edit summary for the move, a shoe company is an ephemeral thing and could easily be gone in 100 years. Michael Hardy (talk) 06:43, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Now i don't see what's wrong with "Converse (company)". Is there another common one? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.107.1.165 (talk) 20:47, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Current location[edit]

I don't think they are manufacturing shoes in Malden anymore? The factory outlet there closed a few years ago, and one seems to have opened in Rhode Island. Are the shoes made there, or overseas? HQ seems to be in North Andover, MA [1] - when did that change? -- Beland (talk) 01:54, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

Production at 392 Pearl St. in Malden stopped in the early 1980s....and the plant was razed. All production was moved to North Carolina and Puerto Rico. Sometime in 2000/2001 the banks decided that shoe making in this country as very risky and couldn't justify the investment. No money meant that all the production needed to be sent overseas where I believe it continues to be to this day. The HQ was moved to North Andover, Ma at about the time that Nike purchased the brand....check out their financial page at Yahoo and you may get more information on this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.25.168.244 (talk) 17:02, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

Vandalism by 15wintermt[edit]

This user has been making changes in the section "early days", for example changing the founder's name, and listing him as a "respected prostitution manager". He also leaves a smiley face at the top of the article. This is not helpful. Wikipedia should ban him. Wasted my time to undo the changes. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 110.9.66.58 (talk) 06:53, 15 January 2011 (UTC)