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COMFORT AND STYLE THAT SPAN GENERATIONS
The Converse Jack Purcell Classic is fundamentally unchanged from the original that debuted in the 1930s. A light canvas upper and EVA sockliner combine for all-day comfort, while signature details let the legacy live on.
JACK PURCELL ORIGINSBack 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.