Size and fit

The Converse Jack Purcell CP Canvas Low Top is a unisex sneaker that's available in both men and women's size. The guys can choose from sizes 3.5 to 12 while the ladies can select from sizes 5 to 12. Majority of the consumers found the pair bigger than normal sizes and recommended going a full size down.

Converse Jack Purcell CP Canvas Low Top Style

The Jack Purcell line might appear as the underdog against the Chuck Taylors, but this classic sneaker exudes a much more refined look that preppy sneaker fans adore. Its simple design allows great versatility that could easily be dressed up and down. Users were seen rocking a pair on special occasions such as parties, weddings, and meetings by matching it with slacks, a suit, or with chinos and a button-down polo. Some, of course, wore it in casual settings such as running errands and hanging out by pairing it with leggings, jeans, or shorts.

Notable Features

Preserving the legacy of Jack Purcell, this sneaker's best-selling feature is its iconic design and style. The combination of a simple, low-top silhouette with the rubber toe cap and signature smiley face will be recognizable to sneaker enthusiasts whenever. The Converse Jack Purcell CP Canvas Low Top is a fusion of the lineage's classic look and modern craftsmanship.

Converse Jack Purcell CP Canvas Low Top History

Before landing a sneaker design agreement, Jack Purcell was known as a badass in the badminton court bagging the title as the Canadian National Badminton Champion in 1929 and 1930 and declared as the World Champion in 1933. Aside from dominating the courts, Purcell also delved into business and the arts by designing his own tennis shoes with the help of a company called B.F. Goodrich in 1935. Purcell's focused on providing tennis footwear with a classic style and excellent support.

The rights of the Jack Purcell line were acquired by Converse in the 70s and offered the iconic trainer to a wider market range. As a result, the shoe's popularity soared and became a favorite among A-list celebrities such as Elvis Presley, James Dean, and Kurt Cobain. Today, Nike has acquired Converse, and the sneaker is made available in a range of different variations.

One of the many adaptations of the shoe is the Converse Jack Purcell CP Canvas Low Top. Its upper is crafted from canvas and still displays the signature Jack Purcell Smiley Face in the rubber toe box. It is available in a number of neutral colorways.

Additional Info

  • The shoe retails for $65.
  • It is offered in Medium width.
  • Medial ventilation holes provide added breathability.
  • Its EVA insoles are detachable.
  • Metal eyelets offer added durability.


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