March 11, 2014 BY Aaron Hope
The Converse Jack Purcell is a shoe beloved the world over for its timeless style and that playful ‘smile’ toe. It also seems to have some synergy with the rainy United Kingdom climate, as for the second time in three years, we see a British company known for its rain-slicking gear come through with a JP collab pack. Following up on 2011’s Mackintosh makeups, these new First String Jack Purcells use Hancock Vulcanized Articles’ rubberizing technique to make three colorways waterproof. These are releasing at the Converse flagships in New York and San Francisco as well as select First String retailers around the world this Friday, so click in for a closer look and let us know if these are the best rain-ready sneakers we’ve seen so far.
Source: Nike Inc.