Product code: 39295311New for 2015, these Converse Jack Purcell trainers boast a variety of fresh features and benefits to transform these iconic sneakers to meet the requirements of a modern audience.
Originally designed in 1935, the Jack Purcell trainers now have an Ortholite footbed with imbedded Nike Zoom Air Technology and open weave forefoot crafted with soft leather to ensure superior breathability and mobility.
The premium soft leather uppers do not have to be broken in to safe pain and time, while the 2-piece moulded foxing construction with streamlined toecap and lightweight herringbone outsoles work to create a contemporary look.
The retro logo appears on the tongues, heels, outsoles and inner label to set the shoes apart from the rest.
- Main Shoe Material
- Uppers: leather, soles: rubber
- Shoe Type
- Trainers & Plimsolls
Brand information & size guide
Founded in Massachusetts in 1908, Converse struck upon its iconic design in 1917 when it designed a basketball shoe called the All Star. The canvas trainers, with a rubber soles, became the classic Chuck Taylor All Stars when Chuck Taylor joined the basketball team Converse sponsored in 1921. He made improvements to the shoe, enhancing the support and flexibility.
The toe guard, laces and outer wraps were made white after the Second World War and in 1957 Converse created the low cut Oxford style. Initially popular with basketball players, the shoes have become casual classics that can be dressed up or down for endless versatility.