Converse runners & Arthur Lydiard Posted on July 20, 2013 by admin These running shoes were popular in their day as a well padded but lightweight running shoe. they were the result of a collaboration between the famous running coach, Arthur Lydiard and Converse. See the Running Heros entry Famous Words of Inspiration..."Scientists make a guess and call it a hypothesis. 'Guess' is too short a word for a professor." William Jennings Bryan — Click here for more from William Jennings Bryan No related posts.