29 Apr '13, 11pm

The Converse Jack Purcell gets extra flower power

The Converse Jack Purcell gets extra flower power

The Jack Purcell is an amazing design that everybody should own. That's if they don't hurt your toes because that toe bumper smiles while it hurts you like a shoe sadist when that little toe strays into the rubber. But if you're blessed with a narrow foot you've got no excuse for not stacking a few pairs of this classic. Shifting units since this shoe was part of the Goodrich tyre company's roster of rubber soled shoes, this model dropped in sporty variations with adidas-baiting stripes in the late 1960s. We mess with any shoe that Bruce Springsteen wore too. When Converse took the Purcell licence (and there's some great ads from the era that allude that you'll lose your girl if you don't wear a pair) in the early 1970s, it was a perfect fit for the company's roster. Even after the manufacturing of this shoe exited the USA in the mid 1990s, that shape and simple formula st...

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