Independent enough not to follow. That's how Converse started out way back in 1908. At first, people were lacing up the All Star sneaker to play hoops. Not long after that, they jumped on a skateboard and rolled past the court-still wearing those simple canvas sneakers. Since those early days, Converse has been a legit fixture in the world of skateboarding, pushing independence in pools, bowls, streets and everywhere else. And whether it's with shoes built for the sport or accessories that naturally go along with it, Converse continues to inspire self-expression and movement in every kid who decides to take it along for the ride.