Converse shoes: the oldest, best-selling basketball shoe of all time. Converse was founded over a century ago, and thanks to a man named Chuck Taylor, the white converse denim shoe was born, rapidly becoming the favorite of sport stars, the military, and the average Joe. When Chuck Taylor passed away, the company’s influence waned until the shoe became an icon of a lost era, sported by grunge rockers. Luckily, the shoe saw a resurgence, with die-hard fans and fashion mavens such as Rihanna wearing a pair of white converse sneakers. They can be paired year-round, with a cute crop-top and skirt, as a summer look, with jeans, or nearly any other fashion combo for men and women alike!