about us

Our Retail Store

Location: 10931-B East Independence Blvd. Matthews, NC 28105

Hours: Monday to Friday from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM; Closed on Sundays.

Phone Number: 704-847-0691

Our Story

In 1977, American Athletics was started with 600 sq. feet of retail space in Charlotte North Carolina. Our roots were in the running industry with: Nike, New Balance, Reebok, and 22 other major footwear brands.

We started our web site, in 1995, with the help of two college students, Rafael at NC State and Chris who visited Yale and Harvard. AmericanAthletics.com grew from selling a few shoes a week to a few hundred a day, by 1999. Our current focus is on Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars and the "Originals" collection of canvas and leather footwear.

Our goal is to have, at your fingertips, the largest color selection of Converse All Stars on the planet. Throughout the years, Converse has invented and reinvented "cool", in the All Star Collection. Try them for the first time again!

Order on the web or call our warehouse for some personal service.

When are we open? 10am to 6pm EST Monday - Friday. Our website is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Our Passion

We regularly contribute to the following ministries:

  • Inner City Ministries
  • Cars for Single Moms
  • Car Payments for Single Moms
  • Youth for Christ, Iowa
  • Samaritan's Feet
  • Metrolina Food Bank
  • Urban Restoration
  • Christmas Shoe Give-A-Way
  • (Charlotte) Homeless Shelter
  • Dawson McAllister Live Ministries
  • Metrolina Aids
  • Canteen and Clothes Closet
  • Renovatus Community
  • People with Aids Support
  • Susan G Komen Foundation (Breast Cancer)

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