Converse has been manufacturing quality athletic footwear for Americans since 1908. The Converse All-Star basketball shoe was introduced in 1917 as the company's breakthrough product. Almost a century later, Converse continues to make top quality footwear for atheletes all over the world and has added military footwear to it's lineup. As the experts that know what goes into an atletic shoe, Converse has applied the qualities that has made their company a success into their military footwear products. The Converse Rapid Response has gained intense popularity for military troops looking for an "atletic fit and feel" into a combat boot. They continue to innovate and improve their products through user feedback to ensure that their products meet the top requirements of athletes and military troops.