It is always inspiring when great parties find each other and collaborate to create beautiful products, and this is one of those outstanding combinations. We’ve been a fan of Hancock since the moment we found out about them, and seeing them team up with Converse creating a classic Jack Purcell mid-top sneaker in their signature vulcanized rubber is amazing. The rubberized upper brings the label’s pioneering, handmade outerwear techniques to footwear, creating a modern sneaker that’s clean and durable, encapsulating a rich heritage of craftsmanship. The Converse Jack Purcell x Hancock sneaker is released in three fresh, seasonal colors: our favorite indigo, summer yellow and mastic gray. All featuring a soft lining with a unique phytology print of the Siphona Elastica plant, which is used to manufacture rubber. The elegant Hancock Vulcanised Articles logo is stitched on the heel tab of each sneaker, and seams are bonded with the same precision that is the hallmark of Hancock’s outerwear.
Our friend Gary Bott, Co-Founder of Hancock Vulcanised Articles has stated on the remarkable collaboration:
There is no sneaker out there that could compliment our style better than the Converse Jack Purcell. We really wanted to create something special that reflects the modern, forward-thinking creative outlook of both brands, but with a nod to tradition, craftsmanship and functionality.
Hancock was founded in 2011 and translates a wonderful authentic story into a brand of the highest standards, available for current generations. Inspired by the innovations of Brit Thomas Hancock, the brand offers a stunning aesthetic and quality. Their marvelous garments are created out of the finest quality of natural rubber from the Siphonia Elastica tree and their expert craftsman working in the exclusive factory in Scotland.
Converse First String is a limited-edition collection of which this shoe is the latest addition. The collection celebrates craftsmanship, authenticity and collaboration at the highest level.
The Converse Jack Purcell x Hancock sneaker is available in limited quantities 14 at Converse stores in San Francisco and New York City, as well as select Converse First String retailers across Europe and Asia, among the select group is Tenue de Nîmes!