UNITED STATES             |   OMB APPROVAL   |
                      SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION   +------------------+
                            Washington, D.C. 20549         |   OMB Number:    |
                                                           |    3235-0058     |
                                  FORM 12b-25              |     Expires:     |
                                                           |    May 31, 1997  |
                          NOTIFICATION OF LATE FILING      |     Estimated    |
                                                           |  average burden  |
(Check One): [X] Form 10-K  [ ] Form 20-F   [ ] Form 11-K  |   hours per      |
             [ ] Form 10-Q  [ ] Form N-SAR                 |  response..2.50  |
For Period Ended: December 30, 2000                        +------------------+
                                                           | SEC FILE NUMBER  |
                [ ] Transition Report on Form 10-K         |                  |
                [ ] Transition Report on Form 20-F         |     1-13430      |
                [ ] Transition Report on Form 11-K         +------------------+
                [ ] Transition Report on Form 10-Q         +------------------+
                [ ] Transition Report on Form N-SAR        |   CUSIP NUMBER   |
                                                           |                  |
For the Transition Period Ended: ________________________  +------------------+

| Read Instruction (on back page) Before Preparing Form. Please Print or Type  |
|  Nothing in this form shall be construed to imply that the Commission has    |
|                 verified any information contained herein.                   |

If the notification relates to a portion of the filing checked above, identify
the Item(s) to which the notification relates:


Full Name of Registrant
                           Converse Inc.
Former Name if Applicable

Address of Principal Executive Office (Street and Number)
                           One Fordham Road, North Reading, Massachusetts 01864
City, State and Zip Code

PART II - RULES 12b-25(b) AND (c)

If the subject report could not be filed without unreasonable effort or expense
and the registrant seeks relief pursuant to Rule 12b-25(b), the following should
be completed. (Check box if appropriate)

    | (a)  The reasons described in reasonable detail in Part III of this form
    |      could not be eliminated without unreasonable effort or expense;
    | (b)  The subject annual report, semi-annual report, transition report on
    |      Form 10-K, Form 20-F, 11-K or Form N-SAR, or portion thereof, will be
    |      filed on or before the fifteenth calendar day following the
[X] |      prescribed due date; or the subject quarterly report of transition
    |      report on Form 10-Q, or portion thereof will be filed on or before
    |      the fifth calendar day following the prescribed due date; and
    | (c)  The accountant's statement or other exhibit required by Rule
    |      12b-25(c) has been attached if applicable.


State below in reasonable detail the reasons why Forms 10-K, 20-F, 11-K, 10-Q,
N-SAR, or the transition report or portion thereof, could not be filed within
the prescribed time period.
                                                         (See attached addendum)


                  Addendum to Form 12b-25 dated April 2, 2001

As previously reported, on January 22, 2001 the Registrant filed a petition
under chapter 11 of title 11 of the US Code.  The Registrant has been engaged in
providing substantial data and support to its reorganization efforts, including
negotiating the proposed sale of substantially all its assets.  It has been
unable, without unreasonable expense and effort, to simultaneously compile the
information necessary to complete this filing within the prescribed time period.
The Registrant intends to complete the filing no later than April 16, 2001.

The Registrant expects to report in its Form 10-K that its fiscal 2000 financial
results were affected by several significant factors including:  (i)  the
ongoing conversion of operating subsidiaries into third party licensing
entities, with conversions completed for the Benelux and Italy subsidiaries,
which led to a decline of approximately 11% in net revenues;  (ii)  continued
aggressive efforts to reduce operating expenses;  and (iii)  the sale of the
Registrant's North Reading, Massachusetts headquarters building for $15.1
million, the proceeds of which were used to reduce the Registrant's secured
debt, resulting in a gain on sale of fixed assets of approximately $14.9 million
on the Registrant's statement of operations.  The Registrant is not able to
provide a reasonable estimate of other changes in its results of operations for
the year because it has not yet finalized its 2000 financial statements.



(1)  Name and telephone number of person to contact in regard to this

           Laura W. Kelley                978                  664-7000
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               (Name)                 (Area Code)         (Telephone Number)

(2)  Have all other periodic reports required under Section 13 or 15(d) of
     the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30 of the Investment Company
     Act of 1940 during the preceding 12 months or for such shorter period that
     the registrant was required to file such report(s) been filed? If answer is
     no, identify report(s).                                [X] Yes [ ] No
(3)  Is it anticipated that any significant change in results of operations
     from the corresponding period for the last fiscal year will be reflected by
     the earnings statements to be included in the subject report or portion
     thereof?                                               [X] Yes  [ ] No

     If so, attach an explanation of the anticipated change, both narratively
     and quantitatively, and, if appropriate, state the reasons why a reasonable
     estimate of the results cannot be made.

                                 CONVERSE INC.
                 (Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

has caused this notification to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned
hereunto duly authorized.

Date       April 2, 2001                By   /s/ James E. Lawlor, SVP and CFO
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INSTRUCTION:  The form may be signed by an executive officer of the registrant
or by any other duly authorized representative.  The name and title of the
person signing the form shall be typed or printed beneath the signature.  If the
statement is signed on behalf of the registrant by an authorized representative
(other than an executive officer), evidence of the representative's authority to
sign on behalf of the registrant shall be filed with the form.

                             GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

1.  This form is required by Rule 12b-25 (17 CFR 240.12b-25) of the General
    Rules and Regulations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

2.  One signed original and four conformed copies of this form and amendments
    thereto must be completed and filed with the Securities and Exchange
    Commission, Washington, D.C. 20549, in accordance with Rule 0-3 of the
    General Rules and Regulations under the Act. The information contained in or
    filed with the form will be made a matter of public record in the Commission

3.  A manually signed copy of the form and amendments thereto shall be filed
    with each national securities exchange on which any class of securities of
    the registrant is registered.

4.  Amendments to the notifications must also be filed on form 12b-25 but need
    not restate information that has been correctly furnished.  The form shall
    be clearly identified as an amended notification.

5.  Electronic Filers.  This form shall not be used by electronic filers unable
    to timely file a report solely due to electronic difficulties.  Filers
    unable to submit a report within the time period prescribed due to
    difficulties in electronic filing should comply with either Rule 201 or
    Rule 202 of Regulation S-T ((S)232.201 or (S)232.202 of this chapter) or
    apply for an adjustment in filing date pursuant to Rule 13(b) of Regulation
    S-T ((S)232.13(b) of this chapter).