Today we can present to you the latest collaboration by Converse. For Summer 2013 they teamed up with Italian retailer Slam Jam on the iconic Jack Purcell sneaker. Inspired by a nautical summer journey, Slam Jam chose special fabrics, colors and added further details, according to the theme. They even went further in printing the theme of the collaboration onto the tongues of the sneakers.
“The premium navy upper is finished in a water-repellent waffle canvas, adding extra durability to a material long associated with Converse’s DNA. Clean white rubber rands give the kicks a classic look and feel to complement summer wardrobes. The signature Jack Purcell toe-smile features the same bright red accent introduced on the metallic snap-button, canvas lining and bold outsole color pop. The seasonally appropriate expression “Summer Journey” is printed vertically on the right and left sneaker tongues, playing off the Italian brand’s initials and perfectly capturing the carefree spirit that inspired the collaboration.”
The Slam Jam for Converse Jack Purcell Sneaker will be available in limited quantities, beginning on May 31 at Slam Jam stores and select Converse First String retailers, including Patta in Amsterdam, Firmament in Berlin and Juice in Shanghai.