What started out as a rubber shoe company that specialized in galoshes, later became a company with one of the most recognizable and iconic sneakers of all time – the “Chuck Taylor All Star” basketball sneakers. Created with the sole purpose of shooting hoops and standing out on the court the Converse trainers have since made the transition to the modern day fashion world and have become a symbol of individuality and a form to express oneself. Converse offers an extensive line of footwear in many different shapes, sizes, materials, and colours and they are seeing a resurge in popularity as fashion has started favouring a more minimalistic design that is not over-styled or complicated like many of the trainers from rival brands. One of the key features that sets apart the Converse trainers from other brands is the vulcanised gum rubber sole. Made from 100% natural rubber it has the advantage of not leaving marks upon a hard court surface and it heats up with wear to provide additional grip. Another classic in its own right is Jack Purcell, a footwear icon the world over. A country club classic established in 1935 with the tell-tale Smile on the front, Jack Purcell Shoes have gained fame well beyond that of the 1930’s badminton champion himself. With a sleek design that’s ultra versatile Converse trainers are the ultimate in off-duty footwear. With an easy lace-up design and a signature Converse logo to the fabric a pair of Converse trainers is instantly recognisable.