Size and fit

These Jack Purcell sneakers have sizes that are widely available for both men and women. Also, for those who are more comfortable going for that extra half size, there are also half sizes made available for the pair.  Featuring a traditional lace-up closure, one can adjust the shoes to a more personalized and secured fit.  

Converse Jack Purcell Canvas Style

Jack Purcell’s low-top rendition is given an iconic look that’s combined with sophisticated comfort. The court-inspired sneaker’s durable and lightweight canvas upper is in all-black and is contrasted by a white rubber toe cap.  This is signed off by Jack Purcell’s unmistakable signature “smile” at the toe. The tonal laces add a bit of contrast to the sneaker’s whole look. Finally, a Jack Purcell heel patch completes the shoe’s overall design. Also, a white colorway is available for this model. 

Given the shoe’s simple yet stylish look, they are super easy to style with anything on one’s wardrobe. A casual ensemble goes pretty well with these sneakers. One can go for a simple and plain-colored shirt that’s paired with some comfortable pair of jeans, denim, or shorts. Also, a sports-inspired ensemble can also be a good idea. 

Notable Features

Crafted with a canvas upper with canvas lining that’s lightweight and durable, the shoe’s have a for a more lighter and breathable feel to them. An added layer of cushioning provides more comfort and support making the shoes better than ever. Moreover, the padded, EVA insole makes every stride comfortable. The rubber-wrapped midsole with medial-side air vent holes feature added breathability. For the outsole, it is made of rubber for an improved grip.

Converse Jack Purcell Canvas History

Globally introduced in 1923, Converse’s Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers have evolved into a global symbol of originality and individuality. This iconic shoe began to find its way into popular culture in the 1940s when America’s youth began sporting their “Chucks” off the court and was named after the professional basketball player Chuck Taylor. Being an integral part of people’s everyday wear for nearly a century. More than 750 million shoes later, Chucks have become shorthand for a distinctly American brand of unstudied cool.

Converse's well-known collection is Jack Purcell that has become a favorite among the brand’s line, which is named after the superstar. Back in 1935, legendary Canadian badminton champion Jack Purcell was undefeated worldwide. He became increasingly frustrated with the quality of badminton footwear. In designing his own athletic shoe, Purcell created a canvas and rubber sneaker with a signature "smile" across its toe, a now-iconic celebration of personal style and casual refinement.

Nice to know

  • The Jack Purcell sneakers are one of the most iconic kicks of all time which strode into the badminton court in the 1930s.
  • Metal eyelets detail are also part of the shoe’s upper design. 
  • The rubber outsoles are designed with herringbone details. 

Facts / Specs

Style: Classic
Top: Low
Inspired from: Other
Collection: Converse Jack Purcell
Closure: Laces
Material: Canvas, Rubber Sole, EVA / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer

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