August 10, 2010 BY John Kim
If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Nike’s rise to top meant its competitors would fall to its knees, but instead, the brands still exist under Nike ownership. Now operating as subsidiaries of Nike, brands like Converse, Hurley, Starter, Bauer Hockey, and others still pump out their own products while maintaining its original identity. This promo sample pair of Converse Chuck Taylors from 2005 features all of the aforementioned brands stamped on the upper of the shoe, representing unity among the brands (although we know Nike is top dog). These samples are truly a rare piece and they’re priced quite generously considering the scarcity, so try your luck on this auction from lacedheat on eBay.