500,000 pair of counterfeit Converse and Vans seized in east China

Police in east China’s Anhui Province destroyed half a million pair of knock-off Converse and Vans sneakers. Back in December 2015, police in the city of Bengbu received a tip alleging that counterfeit Converse sneakers that were being sold in some Middle Eastern countries may have been produced in the city. A task force was set up by police to investigate the matter. A month into their investigation, the task force had uncovered the factory’s location and that it had nine production lines that were manned by several hundred shoemakers…

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Kelly Oubre, Jr. signs with Converse (and Nike)

  Converse has brought Washington Wizards small forward Kelly Oubre Jr. into its fold. The  deal is unique in that Oubre Jr. will Converse shoes off the court but Nike shoes on the court ( for those who may not know, Nike owns Converse).     According to ESPN’s Nick DePaula , the deal will focus on the increased attention given (for some reason) to the Association’s arena entry fashion with Oubre Jr. to debut a number of new Converse sneakers this year via his pregame entries. Every game since my…

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Michael Jordan’s ’84 Olympic Sneakers are Up for Auction

Micheal Jordan and Nike have forged the most successful and influential relationship in sneaker history. It is for that reason, it is hard to imagine a time where the two were not connected, however there was a time where he was not rocking the Swoosh and then the Jumpman, but the Chevron and the Star of Converse.  When MJ was in college at the University off North Carolina, he wore Converse. He also wore Converse during the 1984 Olympics. SPC Auctions has a listing an autographed pair of the kicks…

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70,000 pair of Counterfeit Kicks Seized in Thailand

As reported by the Bangkok Post, Customs officials in Thailand seized counterfeit shoes worth at least an estimated 100 million baht (2856326.93 USD) during a raid in the Muang district of Samut Prakan in Thailand.  According to Customs Department director-general Kulit Sombatsiri, the building was used as a warehouse to store 70,000 pair of sneakers, which included “Nikes”, “Adidas”, “Converse”, and “Onitsuka Tiger”.  No one was in the building during the execution of the raid.  The media was shown all of the shoes Friday, prior to being turned over to…

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