Who should buy the Converse Jack Purcell Classic Low Top

This low-top Converse Jack Purcell Classic Low Top could be a great pick for you if:

  • You are looking for a sneaker that is greatly enjoyed for its timeless and versatile style that can be paired with almost any type of clothing.
  • You want a pair that offers arch support, cushiony insole, and excellent sole traction on wet surfaces.

Converse Jack Purcell Classic Low Top Branding

Style of the Converse Jack Purcell Classic Low Top

Although it seems to be an overlooked trainer next to the classic Chuck Taylors, the Jack Purcell also exhibits the same timeless and iconic style that outlasts different trends. Despite the certain tweaks applied on the shoe, it remains fundamentally unchanged from its original design in the 1930s. This makes these sneakers effortless to style and versatile enough to be paired with almost any imaginable outfit.

Converse Jack Purcell Classic Low Top upper material

The Jack Purcell Classic Low Top dons a canvas upper that promotes lightweight comfort and a rubber outsole for maximum comfort. Because of its recognizable low-top silhouette, it can do away with minimal logo and maintain its clean and minimal style. 

Converse Jack Purcell Classic Low Top Midsole

Notable Features

Continuing the legacy of Jack Purcell, Converse sustains his intent of innovation by releasing an all-new Jack Purcell in 2015. Now a mix of old and new, the Classic Low Top exhibits the unmistakably JP silhouette with modern craftsmanship intended to better the 80-year old line.

Converse Jack Purcell Classic Low Top Out sole

The signature smiley on the toe box not only provides extra protection but represents the athlete's sly deviance on the court. An EVA cushioning is infused on the sneaker to provide additional comfort on its flat profile.

Converse Jack Purcell Classic Low Top Tongue

History of the Converse Jack Purcell Classic Low Top

Before becoming the namesake of a staple sneaker, Jack Purcell dominated the badminton court as the Canadian World Champion in 1930. At the peak of his career, Purcell proved that he is also able to push envelopes off-court by designing his own trainers in partnership with B. F. Goodrich Company of Canada in 1935.

Along with his frustration with the quality of badminton footwear, he was able to come up with an unbeaten shoe that provided additional support and protection that lasted until his retirement ten years after.

Converse Jack Purcell Classic Low Top mouth opening

In the 1970's, the rights of the Jack Purcell were brought by Converse. It included the sneaker on the brand's roster of iconic brands and opened it to a wider set of market. The silhouette elevated into new heights as it became favorites of celebrities like James Dean, Kurt Cobain, and Elvis Presley. Currently, despite undergoing eighteen new product features and benefits and with the acquisition of Nike, the Converse Jack Purcell remains to be a wardrobe staple.

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Other
Collection: Converse Jack Purcell

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.