Converse x Hancock VA

Two years ago we wrote about the impressive first collaboration between Converse and one of our favorite brands around; Hancock Vulcanised Articles. Since then it was succeeded twice and today marks the fourth joint endeavor by the two brands which is again of the highest standard. Using subtle colors and graphic juxtaposition as the main inspirations, the worldwide release of today signifies the first time Hancock DNA has been incorporated into the premium Converse Jack Purcell Signature silhouette. Available in three complementary colorways – Autumn, Taupe and Black – the latter featuring Hancock’s striking Siphonia Elastica rubber plant print, each sneaker is completed with a contrasting top eyelet detail with interchangeable laces, making this the perfect hybrid of the Purcell’s classic design and Hanock’s cutting edge garments.

The latest issue from a partnership ingrained in modern design and craftsmanship, the new hi-top sneaker is enhanced with a vulcanized, water-repellent canvas upper and cured rubber heel stay in Hancock’s signature Mastic Grey. Added comfort elements include an OrthoLite footbed enhanced with Nike Zoom Air technology that is typical in all Jack Purcell Signature products.

Featured on Another Something quite some times now, the inspirational Hancock VA was founded in 2012 by Daniel Dunko and Gary Bott, having created a modern luxury lifestyle brand which draws inspiration from Thomas Hancock; the British inventor who sparked a rubber revolution and pioneered waterproofing techniques for fabrics that are still used to this day. All articles are handmade by two generations of expert coat makers at their factory in Scotland.  Next to the fact that all pieces are hand-cut with shears, with the seams bonded manually with a secret traditional glue recipe.

The Converse Jack Purcell Signature Hi x Hancock sneaker collection will be available in limited quantities, from today at Converse stores, online and at select First String retailers across the United States, Europe and Asia.

In The Netherlands the shoes are available exclusively at Tenue de Nîmes