September 3, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 2
It’s ironic that a term like ‘tennis shoes’ is at some level so ubiquitous, because experienced sneakerheads recognize this category as one that’s overshadowed by basketball, running and other sports. But one area where tennis sneakers excel is in the casual space, where a model like the Jack Purcell has been able to remain relevant by taking on countless themes and variations. The Converse Jack Purcell RLY Leather Saddle integrates timeless Oxford design elements including a two-toned leather build and brogue perforations, as well as relatively thick corded laces the likes of which we’ve not seen from other saddle shoe hybrids or really any notable releases (even with an abundance of boot and trail styles available this fall). Let us know which pair looks best after you’ve seen both in detail below and check the ‘Bay because these Converse Japan releases are pretty hard to come by here in the US.
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