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Something New: Converse Jack Purcell White Sneakers

Trini | Converse Jack Purcell white sneakers
Trini | Converse Jack Purcell white sneakers
Trini | Converse Jack Purcell white sneakers


May I introduce my newest pair of all white sneakers: the classic and full of history: Jack Purcell.

Since I saw this exact same sneakers on my friend Omar last summer I have been lusting like crazy over a pair. He is a big inspiration for me, since he is one of the only individuals on earth that shares my exact same taste for clothes…and life! Unfortunately in Spain they were only available for order online, and I almost ordered them before my trip, but at the end I didn’t and i’m so glad. The sizing is small compared to the All Star model so ordering online was a big no, no for these. Luckily for me in Chile these sneakers are available to buy in all the Converse stores. So of course the second I saw them, I went for them in a blink of an eye.

For all of you wondering about the history behind these sneakers, i’ll tell you a little bit about them. The Jack Purcell sneakers are an old classic from Converse that has recently been re-launched (think something in the line of Adidas Stan Smith model or the famous Superstar). They are named after Canadian badminton player John “Jack” Purcell. He designed these sneakers as early as 1935, and Converse purchased the rights for them in 1970s and has been selling them ever since. You can say owning a pair of these, is owning a piece of history.

To purchase them, go to:

NORDSTROM

SHOPBOP

BLOOMINGDALE’S

NET-A-PORTER

CLUB MONACO

Don’t forget to order a whole size up!

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Mis nuevas zapatillas blancas, un clásico de Converse el modelo Jack Purcell.

Desde el verano pasado, cuando las vi en mi amigo Omar que me enamoré de estas zapatillas, desafortunadamente en España no las vendían en ninguna parte, solo por internet. Casi las compro antes de viajar, pero me alegro de no haberlo hecho ya que el tallaje en este modelo es distinto al de las famosísimas All Star. Por suerte para mi, en Chile las venden en todas las tiendas Converse, así que nada mas verlas fui a por ellas, y aquí están!

Ahora si os estáis preguntando cual es la historia tras estas zapatillas os la contaré. Son un modelo antiguo de Converse que recientemente ha sido re-lanzado para volver a darle la popularidad de antaño (algo parecido a lo que hizo Adidas con las Stan Smith y las Superstar). Su nombre es en honor a su creador el jugador y campeón mundial de badminton John “Jack” Purcell que las diseño nada mas ni nada menos que en 1935 lo que hace de estas zapatillas todo un pedazo de historia. Converse compró los derechos en la década de los setenta y las venden desde entonces, en varios colores y variaciones.

Si estáis pensando en comprar un par os dejo los sitios donde podéis hacerlo online.

NORDSTROM

SHOPBOP

BLOOMINGDALES

NET-A-PORTER

CLUB MONACO

No olvidéis pedir una talla mas grande!

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