It’s no surprise that the Converse Skate division has been heavily reliant on the CTS for much of their success. With the Cherry effect aside, the shoe itself is a cultural staple with so much historical significance in and outside of skating. While the CTS shows no signs of falling off anytime soon, Converse is here to mix things up and introduce the Cons X Polar Skate Co. Jack Purcell Pro collection.
Similiar to Chuck Taylors, Jack Purcells have their fair share of historical context within skating and their heritage is coming full circle with the release of three premium suede options. Before this latest collection, you may remember Ethan Fowler being the shoe’s previous ambassador in a short-lived release that many missed but wished they had. Now resurfaced, the three perfectly styled colorways blend skating’s preference for little to no branding with a protective but stripped down upper.
Additional details include Purcell’s signature smile on the toe, a slimmer toe for better flicking and an OrthoLite sockliner with Nike Zoom Air throughout the heel. The signature outsole grip has even been improved to handle skating’s needs.
Available at finer skate shops and online, the Jack Purcell X Polar skate model will retail for $85.