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Classic Kicked

In 1917, the company founded by Marquis M. Converse developed the first basketball performance shoe.  The following year, Charles "Chuck" Taylor slipped on pair, and shortly thereafter the player endorsement was born.  Although Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars are now available in an almost unlimited number of colors and styles -- you can even design your own -- the black and white originals are iconic:

Proof that these kicks are a classic?  They're still being copied.  Check out the "Canverse New Star," pictured below in a photo sent by my Fordham law student William Panlilio and taken by one of his former students in the Philippines.  Many thanks to both of you!

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