Jack Purcell Canvas Classic Low Top
This is the iconic Converse Jack Purcell sneaker that has fundamentally gone unchanged since the 1930s. It has a durable canvas upper, canvas lining and removable EVA insert for comfort and medial-side air vent holes for breathability. Featuring traditional metal eyelets, a rubber-wrapped midsole, classic light-blue rubber outsole, and unmistakable toe cap smile, it’s easy to see why the Jack Purcell look has stood the test of time.
Jack Purcell Origins
Back in the 1935, legendary Canadian badminton champion Jack Purcell was undefeated worldwide — and increasingly frustrated with the quality of badminton footwear. In designing his own athletic shoe, Purcell created a canvas and rubber sneaker with a signature "smile" across its toe — a now-iconic celebration of personal style and casual refinement.