December 15, 2011 BY Aaron Hope
If you look back on 2011 remembering that you bought a sneaker collaboration designed by mastermind JAPAN, you know it was black, and it featured an ‘extra’ zipper. A couple weeks after we got a look at their checkerboard-lined, heel-zipped Vans Sk8-His, the mastermind x Converse Jack Purcell Hi Zip is brought to market and reminds us it was first on the scene back in October. They’ve got the brand’s trademark skull and crossbones on the heels with a paradoxical ‘LOVE & PEACE’ message atop the Purcell’s toe ‘smile’ that seems to fit the simplest of all high-contrast colorways. Click through so you can see all the details on these and hit up your overseas connects to get your hands on these through mastermind’s ZOZO store.