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May 26, 2015 12:40 PM ET

Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods

Company Overview of Converse, Inc.

Company Overview

Converse, Inc. manufactures and distributes sneakers, apparel, and accessories for men, women, and kids. The company offers clothing and custom products. Converse, Inc. provides its products through its outlet stores, dealers, retailers, and online. The company was founded in 1908 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts. As of September 4, 2003, Converse, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Nike, Inc.

348 Newbury Street

Boston, MA 02115

United States

Founded in 1908

306 Employees





Key Executives for Converse, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 46
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 45
Executive Chairman, Secretary and Director
Age: 71
Vice President of Marketing & Product Development
Age: 45
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Converse, Inc. Key Developments

Converse, Inc. Launches Chuck Taylor All Star ILL Collection

Converse Inc. has launched Chuck Taylor All Star ILL collection by Wiz Khalifa. Available in two colors, the new silhouette is inspired by the artist's rebellious individuality and fashion-forward style. This marks Wiz Khalifa's second sneaker collaboration with Converse following the successful launch of the Fall 2013 collection.

Converse Inc. Launches New Converse CONS Weapon Sneaker

Converse Inc. has launched new Converse CONS Weapon sneaker. The Converse CONS Weapon is the latest addition to the Converse CONS Weapon portfolio, including the CONS Weapon Skate, Reflective Mesh, Patchwork and Ray Pack that all launched throughout the summer. The new Converse CONS Weapon, inspired by the original Weapon design, is refined and re-mastered with a lighter last and a slimmer midsole for both style and functionality. New features include an internal Y-Bar with memory foam for enhanced cushion and fit, as well as a plush marbled EVA sockliner. Added perforations also provide increased breathability throughout the sneaker. On the exterior of the new Converse CONS Weapon, the iconic Star Chevron logo and external Y-bar stay true to the design DNA of the original Weapon, but have been modernized. The Star Chevron logo on the top and bottom of the upper were updated, as well as the external Y-bar to balance the improved upper construction. The new Converse CONS Weapon sneaker is available in a selection of classic varsity colors including Black/White, Black/Purple, Red/Blue, White and Black.

Converse Launches Jack Purcell Sneaker and Apparel Collections for Fall 2014

Converse Inc. has announced the launch of the Fall 2014 Converse Jack Purcell footwear collection and Converse Jack Purcell Men's apparel collection. The Fall 2014 Converse Jack Purcell sneaker collection introduced the all-new Converse Jack Purcell Cross Stitch a waxed cotton cross-stitch detail outfitted in leather, a core texture for seasonal dressing. The premium and quality leather materials and subtle stitching details in the sneaker collection are refined and built with all around comfort. A perfect complement to the footwear, the updated fall 2014 Converse Jack Purcell apparel collection highlights premium-weatherized fabrics designed for seasonal layering. With details such as coated canvas and chambray, the Converse Jack Purcell apparel collection is crafted for mid-season switch-ups and creative versatility. The Fall 2014 Converse Jack Purcell sneaker collections will be available at Converse and Nordstrom retail stores, Unionmade in San Francisco and The Converse Jack Purcell apparel collection will be available exclusively at Converse retail stores and The Converse Jack Purcell Cross Stitch is the classic Jack Purcell re-outfitted in sophisticated, soft tumbled leather. The sneaker features new blue Jack Purcell stitching on the tongue, a gum Jack Purcell smile, square waxed cotton laces and accent brass eyelets elevating the classic sneaker. An innovator's take on everyday cool moves the leather a step further with its detailed cross-stitch designs. The Converse Jack Purcell Cross Stitch in Black, Twilight, Tobacco, Converse Charcoal and Bordo will be available for a suggested retail price of $95. The Converse Jack Purcell ox features a brushed textile upper with a tight, water-resistant weave designed for winter wear. The upper sits on a comfortable cork bed with the classic Jack Purcell blue bottoms and smile toecap. Additional premium detailing includes round died-to-match waxed laces and a molded cork foot bed. The Converse Jack Purcell Ox is available in warm, fall colors of Wild Honey, Terrarosa and Old Silver for a suggested retail price of $70. The Converse Jack Purcell Mid features an updated soft milled leather for fall. The sneaker features waxed round laces, aluminum eyelets and a molded cork foot bed along with the Jack Purcell classic blue bottom and smile details. The Converse Jack Purcell Mid is available in Rusty, Black, and Admiral for a suggested retail price of $95. The Converse Jack Purcell Wool Trucker Jacket is an intuitive piece that references the iconic jean jacket, and is executed in soft wool suitable for fall layering. The jacket's cropped length makes it the perfect piece to wear over the Converse Jack Purcell Waterfall Pullover with seismic stripes. Both jacket and pullover are staples that can carry a wardrobe from early fall through winter. The Converse Jack Purcell Wax Poplin Jacket is a versatile centerpiece for a fall wardrobe. Classic khaki with a clean zip, the jacket can be worn as a single layer over the Converse Jack Purcell Quilted Diamond Pullover or under the Converse Jack Purcell Marble Twill Jacket. The jacket's waxed texture adds an artful and modern mix, with a silhouette that's effortless and easy to wear. The Converse Jack Purcell Coated Chambray Button Down is reversible and lined for warmth, with a wax-coated finish to add dimension and a contemporary look to its casual style. The button-down's unique fabrication brings a touch of tailored dress to everyday wear. The button-down can be worn over the Converse Jack Purcell Smile Tee for a clean but cozy look.

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