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Converse x Hudson’s Bay Fall 2013 Jack Purcell Collection

Converse x Hudsons Bay Company Duck Boot Converse x Hudsons Bay Fall 2013 Jack Purcell Collection

Converse has teamed up with the Hudson’s Bay Company for Fall 2013 to create some seriously stunning editions of their Jack Purcell sneaker. In addition to this being the first time the iconic “Five Point’ blanket has been used on a sneaker, Jack Purcell himself, was Canadian which makes this a uniquely Canadian collaboration. Mr. Purcell was born in Guelph, Ontario in 1903 and was a Canadian world and national badminton player in the 1930’s. In 1955, he was inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and of course in 1935 he designed his own badminton shoe – The Jack Purcell that included heavy rubber support around the ankles and toes and allowed him to move more quickly on the court, it also allowed young North Americans to move more quickly on the dance floor and become a favorite among stylish rebels, including the ultimate icon, James Dean. The limited edition Jack Purcell’s will be available exclusively at Hudson’s Bay stores for $120-140 starting September 1st or online.

HBC x JP Helen Converse x Hudsons Bay Fall 2013 Jack Purcell Collection

HBC x JP Converse x Hudsons Bay Fall 2013 Jack Purcell Collection

Erik Adler

Erik Adler

Editorial Director
Erik Adler is the Editorial Director for Alpha Brand Media. An avid cyclist, when he's not working he can be found restoring vintage bikes for his collection. Proud Estonian. Not so proud Ticats fan.
Erik Adler
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