September 21, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
Converse Japan debuted its Addict-level Jack Purcells this month, but they’re Far East exclusives. For US sneakerheads, the First String line is a premium alternative, and this new pack of ‘Kasuri’ Converse Jack Purcell Johnnys makes good on the series commitment to top-tier excellence. Applying an age-old Japanese dying technique, the uppers on high and lowtops have a marbled look that speaks to a more rarefied style than your average canvas build. Click through so you can see how the low’s gum sole and inverted light/dark blocking compare to the white-soled highs and find yours at retailers like Up There.