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's dual character — part sport classic, part cultural classic — is conveyed by Takahiro Miyashita's employment of a mismatched ‘Stars and Bars’ graphic 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.
The TakahiroMiyashita TheSoloist. founder riffs on vintage Americana to unpack the nuanced style directives of the silhouette. A lightweight GORE-TEX® jacket, short-sleeve T-shirt and hoodie feature stylized zips, eyelets and lacing reminiscent of the Jack Purcell, while each host hidden discovery elements that allow for packable transformation or utilitarian styling.