TAKAHIROMIYASHITA The Soloist to Drop “Americana” Converse Jack Purcells Ahead of Memorial Day
The second collaborative capsule from Converse and TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist. takes inspiration from the storied Jack Purcell, which originally released in 1933 and, despite its smiley face bumper, has a bit of a rebellious streak.
The sneakers’ dual character — part sport classic, part cultural classic — is conveyed by Takahiro Miyashita’s employment of a mismatched “Stars and Bars” graphics canvas (a print originally introduced by Converse in 1991) and a vertical utility zipper framed by asymmetrical lacing. It is an appropriately respectful yet defiant approach to transforming the silhouette, fully in keeping with Takahiro’s ingenuity.
Look for the TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist x Converse Jack Purcell Collection to release alongside a collection of apparel on May 23rd via Converse.com and TheSoloist’s pop-up shop in New York City (165 Hudson Street) running through July 28th. Prices range from $75 USD to $400 USD.
TAKAHIROMIYASHITA The Soloist x Converse
Release Date: May 23rd, 2019
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