Converse’s iconic Chuck Taylor sneakers have been a wardrobe staple for generations of Americans. (Our Senior Editor alone owns more than five pairs, and our Creative Director wears them everyday.) Now the century-old shoemaker is suing 31 companies of trademark infringement in 22 separate lawsuits filed Tuesday in the United States District Court in Brooklyn, NY.
Hip-hop nuisance Kanye West’s one-man war on the footwear industry continues . The latest victim of his rants: Nike. West, who designed a range of kicks for the athletic powerhouse, had a monumental falling-out with the brand over their marketing of the Air Yeezy. His revenge? A $10 million deal with Adidas.