Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Beacon Falls Rubber Shoe Company


B.  F.  R.  S.  Co.
JUN  XX  1899

Thompson scan & highlight




Beacon Falls Rubber Shoe Company has a significant place in sneaker history.  A man named Marquis Converse worked at the Boston office of the Beacon Falls Rubber Shoe Company before he left to form the Converse Rubber Shoe Company.  Converse created the Chuck Taylor basketball shoe and hired the former NBA player to promote the shoes.  The rest is history.  Are you wearing Chuck Taylors right now?

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