Fit & Sizing
The Converse Jack Purcell Jack Leather Low Top is available in men's and women's sizing both in medium width. Men have a size range of 3 to 13 while women have sizes 4.5 to 14.5 US. This shoe runs true to size for the men, but women are advised to take a full size down that their regular size. It has a removable sockliner for a cushy ride. The collar and tongue were not padded which some users find a minus point to the overall ratings.
Converse Jack Purcell Jack Leather Low Top Style
The low-top Converse Jack Purcell Jack Leather displays the iconic minimalist design many had loved since its inception. The retro guise enhances the stylish look heightened with its signature "smile" on the toecap. The ventilation details found on the medial side adds comfort and style for all-day use. Many users loved styling this classic pair with dark jeans and simple tees with or without a jacket for a slightly dressy casual ensemble. Meanwhile, some don this with sporty getup such as active wear or cuffed jeans and oversized hoodies for a relaxed look.
Converse Jack Purcell Jack Leather Low Top History
John Edward Purcell was a famous badminton player in the 1920s to 1930s. In 1935, he contributed in designing badminton shoes for the B.F Goodrich Company of Canada. It was a simple canvas upper with encapsulated toe and rubber outsole that became a revolutionary design that provided better protection and support while playing on the court.
The simple yet stylish look of JP sneakers turned it into everyday shoes of the public and some of the favorite Hollywood stars, such as Steve McQueen and James Dean. Later on, the Converse secured the trademark rights to the JP sneakers in the 70s and tweaked some details to make it more durable. The Jack Purcell shoe is the “summer beaten” cousin of the Chucks and has the one-off blue sole, and that seems to be “smile’’ on the front, which differentiated it from the Converse All Star sneakers.
Today, the upgraded version of JP sneakers had thicker toecap and tweaked rear logo. There are no apparent modifications in the latest version of JP aside from the borrowed technology from Nike which is the Air Zoom insole technology. Now, the legendary design is celebrated as one's expression of personal style and casual culture.