Although they were originally designed for the newly emerging sport of baseball, it was from the 50s to the 70s with the burgeoning counter culture scene that the Converse "Chuck Taylor" All Star shoe started to really make its mark. The classic sneaker infiltrated the Rock scene and it wasn't long before a whole generation of rebels took Converse trainers on as part of the uniform for the alternative scene.
The brightness and brashness of this new style of sneaker helped to make Converse one of the leading brands for many generations of trainer fanatics. It doesn't matter who you are or what your style is a pair of Converse shoes will never look out of place. They are a true classic, loved by skaters, rockers and every kind of rebel and with such a huge range of styles and colours to choose from there is a pair to go with every look you could imagine.
If celebrity endorsement is your thing then it's safe to say that everyone who's anyone has at least one pair of Converse in their collection. From Slash to Jack Black, Dave Grohl to Johnny Knoxville the list of actors, musicians and personalities who are Converse fans is pretty much infinite. The Converse trainer is so part of the modern aesthetic that it's safe to say they will be around for at least another 100 years to come. While other high tech sports shoes will come and go, the Converse trainer will be here forever.