Talk:Converse (shoe company)

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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)

History[edit]

Given the locale, it seems very likely that the shoe company that Marquise Converse managed was Boston Rubber Shoe, started by Elisha S. Converse, and that's a very important tie-in if it is true. I will try to find a source. MSJapan (talk) 21:05, 22 June 2016 (UTC)