The Jack Purcell Signature: Revolutionizing a Classic

May 8, 2015

Badminton. That’s what the Jack Purcell name is all about. Jack Purcell, the man, was a Canadian world champion in Badminton back in 1933, and known for his smile, a trademark that has been immortalized in the Converse Jack Purcell, the Sneaker. Originally meant for badminton, the Jack Purcell is now the ultimate lifestyle sneaker for the refined, the gentleman.

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Jack Purcell: The Man & The Sneaker

With a rich history dating back to 1935 when the first Converse Jack Purcell sneaker was introduced, the sneaker has withstood the test of time, remaining a classic staple in men’s fashion. This beloved classic has since received an innovative refresh, with added consumer-led product benefits, while still maintaining true to its time-honored aesthetic.. Flash forward to 2015, Converse announced the re-engineered & re-interpretation of Jack Purcell Signature for the SS15 collection with 18 new features.

JP Signature Details

The Converse Jack Purcell Signature is not just about one singular feature but rather the collective 18 features and benefits that together make up this elevated proposition. Key features include:

  • Two ply duck canvas inspired by Army specifications for added strength and durability
  • Cotton lace with plastic tip and a reinforced no-slip canvas heel counter elevates overall durability
  • Two piece molded foxing construction with streamlined toecap and lightweight herringbone outsole delivers a modern look
  • Premium detailing such as durable polished aluminum eyelets and wider heel stay displays craftsmanship in the construction
  • Winged tongue and duck canvas eyerow create a seamless inner forefoot, adding durability in a high friction place
  • Ortholite footbed with imbedded Nike Zoom Air Technology and the open weave forefoot made with soft cotton and leather, provide more breathability and mobility over long periods of wear
  • Signature two-piece Jack Purcell smile construction in Converse blue, signature embroidered tongue, outsole logo, heel logo, and inner signature label provide the most classic expression of the iconic logo treatments

The Converse Jack Purcell Signature is available in selected Converse Malaysia outlets as well as retailers such as Cover. in Sunway Pyramid.