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                                 April 16, 2001


Jack A. Boys
160 Mallorca #12
San Francisco, CA 94123


      I am pleased to confirm our offer of employment as Chief Executive Officer
at Converse Inc. ("the Company"). In this position you will report to the Board
of Directors of Converse Inc. Your start date will be May 1, 2001.


      If you decide to join us, you will receive an annual salary of $325,000.00
which will be paid commensurate with the normal payroll cycle of the company.
The following benefits will be provided by Converse, Inc.

                                BENEFITS PACKAGE


      You will be eligible for medical and dental benefits based upon the
Company's Employee Benefit Program.


      You will be eligible for twenty days of Paid Time Off (PTO) on an annual
basis to be used for vacation, illness or personal business. Additionally,
floating holidays will be determined on a Company-wide basis annually.


      You will be participating in the Executive Management Incentive Plan,
which provides for bonus compensation based upon both the Company's and your
individual performance. This bonus plan is subject to Board of Directors


      You will participate in the Executive Management Stock Incentive Plan.
Your percentage of common stock will be equal to a 45% (equal to 4.5% of the
total stock


outstanding) of the executive management stock pool allocation. 33.33% of your
stock will vest upon the transaction closure of the Footwear Acquisitions, Inc.
asset purchase of Converse, Inc. The balance of your stock will vest over the
next three years in portions of 33.33% on the anniversary date of your
employment. This Plan is subject to Board of Directors approval.


      If the employee is terminated, or reassigned reasonability for any reason
other than material misconduct or criminal action, the Company will pay eighteen
months of salary based on employees existing level of annual compensation.


      Reasonable relocation costs to be mutually agreed upon and up to one
hundred and eighty days of temporary living expenses will be provided by the

      To indicate your acceptance of the Company's offer, please sign and date
this letter in the space provided below and return it to me within one week from
the date of this letter. This letter, along with any agreements relating to
confidential information between you and Converse Inc., set forth the terms of
your employment with Converse, Inc. and supersedes any prior representations or
agreements, whether written or oral. This letter may not be modified or amended
except by a written agreement, signed by Converse Inc. and by you.

      Please contact me if you have any questions regarding this employment
offer or any points covered in this letter. We look forward to receiving your
positive response and look forward to working with you as you join, the Converse

      I hereby agree and/or accept employment with Converse, Inc. and the terms
set forth above. I understand and agree to keep the contents of this letter

Signature and Date:

/s/ William Simon                        /s/ Marsden Cason
-------------------------------          ----------------------------
Bill Simon, Managing Partner             Marsden Cason, President
Footwear Acquisitions, Inc.              Footwear Acquisitions, Inc.

Signature and Date:

/s/ Jack Boys
Jack A. Boys