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Converse Jack Purcell Trainers - Men's Athletic Shoes

Based on the trainers worn by the badminton star Mr Jack Purcell in the 1930s, Converse Jack Purcell trainers are a modern update to the original style. They can be worn for sport but also for everyday casual wear. They look equally as good with jeans as they do with gym wear and are universally loved by men who are fans of the 'vintage' style.

They are also known as 'Smilies' due to the blue 'smile' on the top cap. They are made distinctive by their light blue sole, and the Jack Purcell logo on the back of the shoe.

Which material?

100% leather trainers have an entirely leather upper. This makes them very comfortable and durable and easy to clean if you think you're going to get them muddy! They also have a great vintage look to them.

Canvas is one of the most popular materials for Converse Jack Purcell trainers and men's athletic shoes. This is a fabric upper, with a reinforced toe and heel. Go for these if you want the classic Jack Purcell look these are most like the originals.

With suede's soft textured look and feel, you will love this choice if you like to stand out from the crowd, and own something a little different.

The sole of all Converse is made from rubber. This is the traditional material used for the soles of most Converse shoes, as it is incredibly comfortable and durable.


Converse low tops are the most common style of Jack Purcell trainers. Low tops do not go above your ankle. They are the most popular choice for sportswear, as they allow for free movement of your ankle.

Converse high tops appear 'boot-like', with the shoe rising above your ankle. The laces on the shoe also go above your ankle, offering great ankle support.

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