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Converse Jack Purcell Signature Shoe

February 19, 2015

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For Spring, Converse offer up a premium update of one of their most revered styles –  the Jack Purcell Signature Shoe.

The popular silhouette first surfaced back n 1935, designed by world champion Badminton player Jack Purcell to provide protection and support on the court. The shoes signature ‘smile’ construction on the toe cap and classic heel logo saw the shoe gain a lot of positive attention, eventually leading to it’s iconic status within Converse’s diverse portfolio.

The latest iterations looks almost identical to the original shape, but on closer inspection you begin to notice the extent of the detailing applied in this premium rework. For additional strength and durability, a Two Ply Duck Canvas has been applied to the shoes upper, which also features a winged tongue and duck canvas eyerow. Perhaps the most notable change to the shoe, which wouldn’t be that obvious unless worn, is the Ortholite footbed with imbedded Nike Zoom Air Technology giving unrivalled comfort, along with the open weave forefoot for increased breathability and mobility through wear.

The Converse Jack Purcell Signature Shoe is offered up in three separate colour ways of black, white and grey, all of white sit on top of a clean white midsole and lightweight herringbone outsole for a contemporary finish. They are available to purchase now HERE

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