The undisputed master of the sneaker and footwear choice of many a Hambledoner. The original Converse company was set up founded by Marquis Mills Converse in Massachusetts in 1908. The company’s early years were profitable enough, but it was the transition to producing basketball sneakers in 1917 that really shifted things. A few years later basketball Hall of Fame alum Chuck Taylor lent his name and signature to the trainers and cemented them as the sports shoe to own. In the 70s, Converse bought the rights to the Jack Purcell - another iconic sports shoe designed by the World Badminton Champion in 1935.
Here at The Hambledon we're devotees of both the Chuck and, this season, the One Star. And you'll find us wearing them season in, season out.