The original Converse All Star shoe was born in 1920 from a company who had its humble beginnings in rubber and galoshes from 1908. The Converse world headquarters are still in Boston, where the first rubber factory was founded. The All Star, meant as a basketball shoe, soon out shown its intention and became a hallmark for individual style amongst musicians, skaters and artists. Now they’re a staple for any wardrobe for both work and play, and are still found on athletes of all kinds. Converse has also outgrown its original humble beginnings in rubber galoshes, and now makes clothing and accessories for men, women and kids. If a customer feels they are too bright of a star to simply buy from one of the Converse collections, the website also offers an option for designing custom shoes, to keep the individual's style one-of-a-kind. Converse keeps community impact in mind, and believes that by unleashing the creative spirit in their customers, they can help to change the world. They also work with the Boys & Girls Club of Boston to give back to the community around them.