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Tuesday Shoesday – 100 years of Converse All-Stars

Did you know that 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the famous Converse All-Star high-top trainers? I didn’t either until I started Googling “Converse” when I was looking for a gift for my husband. A quick search not only brought up a whole host of classic designs to choose from but also a whole lot of history about the brand itself. I’m such a geek when it comes to gaining knowledge about the things I buy so I delved deeper to find out more. Read on to find out what I discovered about Converse…Let’s take it back to the very beginning; The Converse Rubber Shoe Company (to give the brand it’s full, original title) opened its doors back in 1908 in the US, making all kinds of athletic shoes before specialising in tennis shoes in 1915. This early success led the company to develop new styles of sports shoes with rubber soles… I think you know where I’m going with this! It was in 1917 that the Converse All-Star Basketball shoes were introduced. And when basketball player Chuck Taylor put his name behind the brand in 1920, the high-top style really started to take off. It was no longer just a shoe for playing sports in. Oh no.
Over the years the iconic design has become the footwear of choice for off-duty fashionistas and is the ultimate in casual cool. Fans started customising their All-Stars to make them their own and the style was reproduced in countless new fabrics, patterns and colours. Nowadays you can even have your own design made just for you by Converse using the customizer tool on their website.

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Share your ‘impossible experiences’ with Into The Blue

What would you do if money, time, and even the laws of physics weren’t a problem? Would you jet off for a picnic on the moon like Wallace and Gromit? How about learning to walk on your hands? Would you rock the stage at Glastonbury? If you could do absolutely anything at all, what would it be?wallace and gromit on the moon

My impossible experience!

If you’re thinking up all kinds of crazy scenarios and impractical ideas, then I know someone who wants to hear from you. The imaginative folk at Into The Blue welcome your ideas for ‘impossible experiences’ and have actually come up with 8 of their own, including staying in an underwater hotel and playing in the FA cup. But that’s not enough for them, oh no. They want to hear from you with all your unique ideas and they’ve launched a competition to find the best (or should that be weirdest) impossible experiences.

into the blue impossible experiencesInto The Blue’s impossible experiences

Yes, you could win a £200 voucher to spend on real experience days (that you can actually go on!) at Into The Blue. And all you have to do to enter this competition to be in with a chance of getting your hands on those vouchers is Continue reading “Share your ‘impossible experiences’ with Into The Blue” »

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