This Spring, Footpatrol partnered with Converse to present a vintage take on collegiate sportswear, referencing iconic American sports for two interpretations of Converse’s most celebrated silhouettes – the Chuck 70 and Jack Purcell.
As two sneakers that enjoy a history in sport and have since been adopted across cultures. They each feature a multi-panel construction, and are crafted in colors and textures emblematic of an authentic collegiate aesthetic. The collection draws direct inspiration from off-court basketball and sportswear apparel worn by coaches and players. The aim is to underscore what it means to be a team player in many aspects of life.
The Chuck 70, a modern ode to the Chuck Taylor All-Star, is constructed with an asymmetrical loopback fleece and satin paneled upper that resembles warm up apparel. As a silhouette with deliberate nuances and acute attention to detail, it hosts hidden discovery elements, such as its contrast silver eyelets, which nod to the popper fastenings found on coach jackets, and a transparent graphic basketball outsole, which pays homage to the shoe’s sport history.
Similarly, the Jack Purcell, originally released as a badminton shoe in 1933, features an asymmetrical upper with loopback and wool materials. The build is reminiscent of the construction of a varsity jacket with leather hints and pops of color and hosts the ever-recognizable ‘smile’ on the toecap, a quintessential feature of the silhouette. Releasing April 6 at Footpatrol.