Converse sneakers have a long, rich history of trendsetting. The company's story began in 1908 when Marquis Mills Converse started his own rubber shoe company to get around regulations prohibiting shoemakers from dealing directly with retailers. Converse is one of the oldest shoe brands in the United States, and continues to be one of the most popular brands today. Thanks to the company's interactive website, customers can create their own customised Converse sneakers online, including the classic black Converse, which can be personalised to the taste of the buyer.
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- Internet access
- Internet browser
Go to http://www.converse.com/?CSID=44_kwid/#/products/shoes/converseOne/scratch/all, and choose the Converse shoe style that you would like to customise.
There will be 14 boxes located at the top-centre of the screen. Click on the first box on the left side. This is where you will customise the outside body, or the outer half, of the shoe. Choose "Black" under the "Color" option.
Click on the next box in the line to customise the inside body, or inner half, of the shoe. Choose "Black" under the "Color" option.
The next box or step allows you to customise the heel stripe. This is the strip of fabric on the back of the shoe that runs from the top of the shoe to the sole. Choose "Black" from the colour options if you would like this fabric to match the rest of the shoe, or choose one of the 28 other colour options or 22 patterned designs Converse offers.
At the fourth box, you will customise the tongue of the shoe. Once again, you have 29 colour options--including black--and 22 patterns from which to choose.
At the fifth box, select the lining of your shoe from the 29 colour options and 22 patterned designs.
The next three steps--boxes six, seven and eight--allow you to customise the rubber side wall, toe bumper and toe cap of your shoe, respectively. These include the rubber strip that runs around the back of the shoe and up to the toe bumper, plus the toe cap that runs around the front of the shoe. The rubber side wall, toe bumper and toe cap come in white, parchment or black.
After clicking on the ninth box, you can customise the racing stripe, which runs around the length of the rubber sole. There are 12 colours from which to choose.
Choose box 10 of 14 to customise the medial eyelets. These are the eyelets on the left side of the tongue. There are 12 colours to select from.
Choose box 11 of 14 to customise the lateral eyelets. These are the eyelets that are on the right side of the tongue. Again, there are 12 colour options available.
Box 12 is where you customise the stitch colour. This includes all of the stitches on the shoe, which are available in 29 different colours.
Choose box 13 of 14 to customise the laces. There are 12 colours of laces available.
The last box is where you can add your own personal ID to your customised Converse shoe. You can select either Arial or Monotype Corsiva fonts, applied in one of 29 different colours. Your ID can be up to 12 characters. This ID can be placed on the lower rear section of the shoe--near the heel--or down a little further on the racing stripe.
If you are happy with your customised Converse shoe, select the black "Your Size" button on the right of the screen, and indicate your gender, shoe size and quantity. Then select "Done." Choose "Add to Cart" to begin the purchasing process for your new shoes.
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