Since the '80s, the Converse company went out of business and was purchased by Nike. Nike proceeded to move production of Converse shoes to China in order to reduce production costs.
Today Converses are popular with an entirely new crowd - the 'alternative' or 'artsy' kids who will probably never touch a basketball in their life - in addition to still being popular with the 'jocks' and 'preps.' The artsy kids somehow reason that they deserve Converses more than the preps because Converse shoes have become a symbol of 'individuality' (which is a word that's meaning has become extremely jumbled), when in reality the jocks or preps were the ones who would actually be entitled to the shoes if the system worked that way. This is because of the fact that in 1918, a basketball player popularized these shoes.
In any case, Converse shoes have been around for almost 90 years and are still selling, even though they have hardly changed an inch. Some people claim to have territory over these shoes when, in actuality, they are just canvas and rubber that you stick your smelly feet into.
Artsy kid (to artsy friend): Ew. He is wearing Converses. How can he do that? Those are my shoes!
Jock (to jock friend): Dude! Check out this band fag who says these shoes are his!
(jock beats the crap out of said band fag)
Stoner: Whoa, man... they're just shoes...
Shut the fuck up. Converse are amazing, always have been and always will be, no matter who wears them. If you pricks actually stop wearing a brand of shoes because "preps" have started wearing them, you're a pathetic piece of shit and should be shot immediately.
Converse are canvas shoes that were popular in the 1980's. In the past few years they have become more popular again. You can buy them in low or high top, and in any color or design. You can personalize them by putting in your own shoelaces and writing on them in permanent marker.
Popularity obsessed trend-follower (puppet): LYKE OMG!!!!!! I NEED SOME CONVERSE BCUZ EVERY1 @ MY SKOOL LYKE HAS A PAIR AND I WANNA B POPULAR!!!!!11111!!!!!111!!1!1!11!!!1
You in your fine ass kicks: "Get a life." (turn your back on lame person and walk away)
dont wear them in the rain or they tend to go squeak squeak