Here’s a fun fact about everyone’s favourite canvas and rubber-soled trainers. Plimsolls got their name at the end of the 19th century when someone noticed that the coloured horizontal line that runs around the shoe resembled ones found on a ship’s hull. These lines were called Plimsoll Lines, named after their creator Samuel Plimsoll. In tribute to his important contributions to nautical safety, his birthday, 10th February, became known as ‘Plimsoll Day’.
So with Plimsoll Day in mind, our thoughts turned to one of the most renowned makers of these beloved trainers – Converse. Their unmistakeable, iconic design has been beloved of athletes and A-listers since the 1950s, and has seemingly never gone out of style. But over the years, the brand has expanded its effortlessly cool aesthetic to also include a range of casual athletic clothing for men, women, and kids. And of course, Littlewoods has all the latest looks!
Classic sportswear is still at the heart of the brand, of course. Snuggle up in a One-Star zip-up hoodie paired with the signature white Hi Top or classic Ox version for the ultimate in casual chic. Step into summer in a pair of our favourite, the Sunset Wash Ox, teamed up with this washed swing tee. Or take it to the streets with this edgy oil-slick jacket, your favourite skinnies, and a pair of sketchbook print high-top trainers for a bit of trendy New York style!
Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars have been an American classic for decades. Now you can make this look your own – have a look at our old-school high-top Chucks or, for a contemporary twist, consider this fresh new take in a deep red mono hi-top silhouette. Update your hoodie game with a full-zip fleece jacket featuring the iconic Chuck Patch, or perhaps you’d prefer the sleeveless version for more freedom of movement – team either up with the NEW Star Player Ox to bring some effortless style to your wardrobe!
We don’t know about you, but we think there’s nothing cuter than kids’ versions of ‘grown-up’ shoes: just look at these adorable One-Star Cons with strap closures for little feet, or the Chuck Taylor Bow Back shoes in pink. We’ve also got some simply darling Converse sportswear, from a baby boys’ jog suit, featuring a super-soft hooded fleece jacket and matching bottoms, to a brushed fleece full-zip hoodie in soft purple and printed capri leggings for older girls – and everything in between!
From the classic to the contemporary, you can find the full range of Converse trainers and athletic wear here on the main Littlewoods site.