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Converse Inc

Designs, manufactures & markets a broad line of athletic and leisure footwear; licenses sports apparel, equipment, accessories & footwear. Converse has sold nearly 575 million pairs of its classic Chuck Taylor All Star canvas basketball shoes, appealing to everyone from school kids to clothing designers. Converse also licenses its name to sports apparel. Its products are sold through more than 12,000 retailers and licensees in some 100 countries. Following years of declining sales, CVEO Corporation (which owned the Converse brand) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January 2001. Chairman Marsden Cason backed a firm (which later changed its name to Converse) that bought Converse; in 2003 the company was sold to NIKE.

Price

Better, Budget, Moderate

Footwear

Casual Shoes, Active Footwear

Market

Children, Womens, Mens

Apparel

Streetwear

Import/Export

Both

Headquarters

1 High Street

North Andover, MA US

Main 978.983.3300

Fax 978.983.3503