Converse Launches a New Activewear Collection

Converse is kicking up the cool factor with its newest capsule collection, Essentials, which debuts online and in-store at Converse and third party locations Thursday. Designed […]

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Big Boi Headlines Free Converse Rubber Tracks Live Show at the Sinclair

This post originally appeared on Vanyaland. After last month’s raucous throw down with rock and roll powderkeg the Orwells, Converse’s Rubber Tracks Live series is […]

City Life

Sneaker Wars: Converse vs. New Balance

Converse CEO Jim Calhoun has ignited an industry-wide battle royal. But is Boston’s coolest company shooting itself in the foot?

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Converse Unveils an Artsy New Sneaker

Sneaker giant Converse has teamed up with fellow Boston-based brand Bandulu, a purveyor of “street couture,” to create a new, limited-edition twist on the classic […]

City Life

Converse Unveils a Redesigned Sneaker, the Chuck Taylor All Star II

People attend their first gigs in Chuck Taylors. They go on their first dates in Chuck Taylors. They go to prom in Chuck Taylors. Some—like Converse […]

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Converse Rubber Tracks Partners with Newport Folk Festival

Continuing its mission to provide cost-free resources for emerging bands, Converse has partnered with the Newport Folk Festival to offer three artists a slot in […]

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Converse Rubber Tracks Will Officially Open Its Boston Recording Studio on July 1

On July 1, Converse will welcome the first band to record inside its brand new Rubber Tracks studio, located next to the company’s recently opened world headquarters […]

City Life

Boston Gets Cooler as Converse Officially Opens Its World Headquarters

Months after flipping the switch to their monumental logo sign, thereby marking its territory—accompanied with a theatrical light show—America’s namesake shoe brand is ready to […]

Chance the Rapper
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Photos from Converse Rubber Tracks Live, Night 4: Chance the Rapper, Action Bronson, Michael Christmas

I’m not a music critic anymore; those days are dead and gone. But when Converse stages a weeklong “Rubber Tracks” homestand in Harvard Square, you […]

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Photos from Converse Rubber Tracks Live, Night 3, with Slayer, Doomriders, and Rozamov

Early in Slayer’s set last night at the Sinclair, lead singer and bassist Tom Araya looked out incredulously at the headbanging crowd and said, “Hey, […]

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Photos from Converse Rubber Tracks Live, Night 2, with Passion Pit, Baths, and Radclyffe Hall

“This song I wrote three fucking blocks from here,” announced Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos during the band’s encore last night at the Sinclair in Cambridge. He […]

The Replacements
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Photos from Converse Rubber Tracks Live, Night 1, with the Replacements, Dinosaur Jr., and the Young Leaves

Paul Westerberg was in no mood for a sweet, fragile song. So when a roadie handed him an acoustic guitar, he smashed it into the […]

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Converse Presents ‘Rubber Tracks Live,’ Free Five-Night Music Fest at the Sinclair

A huge music extravaganza is headed to town later this month, courtesy of sneaker namesake Converse. The Massachusetts-based brand, which recently flipped the switch at […]

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Sneaky Sounds

At Rubber Tracks, a new recording studio adjacent to Converse’s downtown headquarters, musicians will have a chance to lay it down, for free.

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Boston Artists Featured in New Converse Campaign ‘Made by You’

  Whether you stuck with the plain black-and-white or invested in custom designs, odds are good that you or at least someone you know has […]