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Converse Jack Purcell® CP Canvas Low Top Reviews

849 reviews
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Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

57% "Felt a half size smaller than marked"

89% "Felt true to width"

78% "Moderate arch support"

792 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/18/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

If you like the regular Converse All-Stars then you will most likely love the Converse Jack Purcell. The Purcell is both lighter and all around more comfortable than the All-Stars. I have several pairs of Jack Purcells and they are all very comfortable and the fit and finish is consistent. The Purcell runs true to size, unlike the All-Stars. The only downside is that the Purcell is not available in as many colors and styles like the All-Star but hopefully that will change soon. Like I mentioned at the start, if you ever tried a pair of All-Stars, which most people I know have, and liked them then definitely get a pair of Purcells and you will like them just the same, if not more.

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57 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/9/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

These were my go-to shoe for almost any outfit, but the white ones that Zappos sent me were not the ones pictured. They were Purcells, but as one other reviewer stated, these aren't the same shoes. The insole is now a tan color, and is not the blue 'suede-feeling' sole that you could so easily go barefoot in...the Jack Purcell logo is no longer present on the tongue. The two eyelets on the inside arch are now put through the rubber. The toe box is longer. The upper is now only one cheap-feeling canvas layer, as is the tongue. The laces are thin and have no metal tips. The Jack Purcell 'smile' is now level with the rubber on the toe, not recessed as before. Not sure if the company was trying to cut costs, but this shoe now feels cheap. I have since returned them and hope I can find a white pair from the better days. I'm disappointed with the changes to this shoe.

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4 people found this review helpful  

October 9, 2011

Anonymous

from Washington, D.C.

I am usually a standard 10 and these fit perfect. Nice shoe, surprisingly comfortable, the only thing is the shoe laces are strangely long.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 15, 2012

ET

from Missouri

Forgot to mention Zappos. They are simply the best. They ship faster than any on-line retailer...they answer your questions promptly. Flawless return policy. Amazing operation.

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse, Levi's

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 14, 2012

Keith

from Atlanta

I must echo what the poster "Anonymous" from SF said earlier.... I purchased the white JPs and was delighted. So much so that I decided to buy the blue version as well. I don't think this has anything to do with Zappos, but something has gone wrong in the short few months since. The blue version does not have the blue insole/cushion as the white version does, the laces are thinner and cheap and do not have the trademark metal ends, the lip has no padding and does not have the embroidered JP logo, the canvas material feels very cheap, and the padding around the ankles is gone. Worst of all, the two vent eyelets have been lowered into the rubber midsole and are now completely covered by the insole--providing no ventilation. What happened? I am sure this is a Converse issue, but just wanted buyers to know. The white version is a work of art, and while I am saying this, I will wear the blue ones without being too nit-picky.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

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April 3, 2012

Josh

 

As someone who never worn a converse before (usually wear Nike shoes), it's a little tight on the pinkie toe area. With some stretching and callous developing in that area, it feels fine now. It's very stylish. Also the soles are 1/2 inch thick, which is really nice. I wore 8.5 Nikes, had to size down to 8 for these Jack Purcells just because of length.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 3, 2012

Nick

from Tampa, FL

This are super comfortable... Great sneakers and super good service. I do recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 26, 2012

Ruben G

from Texas

Love jack Purcell Converse! Looks good with shorts and pants! May have to get a half size bigger next time but besides that these are stylo!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 22, 2012

DYL F

from Tampa Florida

Love this shoe, it's a staple piece. I wear it with dresses and khakis rolled up. Great fit, had to go one whole size down. The extra padding and arch support was a pleasant surprise.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keds

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 14, 2012

TinaMarie M

from Long Beach, Ca

I just love these! I had to stop wearing my good old Chuck Taylor Converse because of lack of support and these are a great alternative. The inner sole is very cushy and removable which is great for people that use orthotics!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 10, 2012

Anonymous

from Indiana

I have worn Chuck Taylor since the mid-1980's when it was cool then, and later when they were not so cool. Now they are "in" again and it was time for another new pair, I thought I'd try Jack Purcell. Chucks have become so trendy and now that I'm 40, maybe I should look a little more grown up? These Jacks are very comfortable and super cute! The insole is nicely padded and even the tongue is too. I wish they came in more colors like Chucks. Caution: they run smaller than Chucks. You can't wear the same cotton socks. I had to buy thin athletic socks to fit easier. My next pair of Jacks I'll try a 1/2 or one size larger. I love Zappos!

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse Chuck Taylor

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 8, 2012

Roy T

from Corpus Christi, TX.

These provide total comfort that you can wear all day. There is no fake leather, ridiculous price, or glued seams. There is just good old sewn canvas Jack Purcell value. I love the shoes, the service and price from Zappos made it all a great deal!

Brands I'd also recommend: Bass Weejuns

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 8, 2012

James L

from Tulsa, Oklahoma

When I was in grade school in the 60's, the standard outfit was Levi 501 Shrink-To-Fits, a t-shirt, and these Jack Purcells - or 'Blue Tips' as we called them back then. Just bought a pair and it's nice to know they're just as good as they were back then. They go with almost everything. There's even a photo of James Dean wearing them with khakis. This, my friends, is a timeless classic.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 6, 2012

Amy

from Nebraska

These sneakers are as cute and fun as I expected. The color is a lot like the picture shows; a perfect shade of navy, not too dark. They are also very comfortable (there are few shoes that do not hurt my feet). I have to admit, I got them after I saw the movie Twilight. Thank you, Kristen Stewart!

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 3, 2012

Anonymous

from New Jersey

Love these sneakers; have another pair and bought the black from Zappos! Best company!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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March 2, 2012

Anonymous

 

I used to wear these in high school, but I forgot how comfortable they were! If you're looking for a plain white canvas sneaker Jack Purcell is the only way to go. Way more comfy that Chuck's and I love the little blue toe strip.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 13, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

I love Jack Purcell CPs! Have an old pair in light gray, which is no longer available. Wish you would cary them in more colors; the LP version just isn't the same.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 31, 2012

Valerie

from Columbus, Ohio

I. Love. This. Shoe. It's got more support than the original Chuck and really stinkin' cute too! I wish it came in more colors, because I'd buy them all!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 24, 2012

Anonymous

 

Wow, Zappos! You are incredible! I mean it. I ordered a 10 1/2 but that seemed a little large. Returned after three weeks (indoor wear) and within a week they fully credited my account with a refund in which I purchased a 1/2 size smaller. I received my shoes the next day and they fit perfectly.. And mind you, this was during the week when the infamous hacker compromised 24 million accounts. All I can say is thank you Zappos for an amazing service and awesome shipping policy... Can't ask for anything better.

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 15, 2012

ET

from Missouri

These are still classics. They remind me of my high school days. I teach high school and my students loved to see them. They wanted to know where I got them. They do run a tad narrow so you might want to up your size a bit. That is not a serious issue, though.

Brands I'd also recommend: Levis, Converse

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 12, 2012

Anonymous

 

Classic shoes. More comfortable than the Chuck Taylors and with basically the same look. The only thing I don't love is the price (since I have fond memories of when they were only $20), but I wear them almost every day and they are a great shoe and a good value all things considered.

Brands I'd also recommend: miss mooz, fluevog

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 9, 2012

Deniece B

from United States

Awesome! Fast delivery and loved the free shipping! Thanks zappos! now i have the perfect anniversary present for my boyfriend. :)

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 7, 2012

Aron D

from Freeland, Mi

I've had these shoes for a month and they are fantastic. As others have commented, they are much more comfortable than the All Star shoe; the upper has more cushioning and there is some extra fabric around the ankle. I was worried that this shoe would be slippery on wet floors (it is hard to see the detail of the sole online) but they have proved to be very good on wet surfaces so far. Great shoe and I would recommend them for someone looking for a comfortable, good looking and understated casual shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 5, 2012

Anonymous

from San Rafael, California

Love the retro look and pretty comfy too. I have a friend who has worn these for years and she washes them in her washing machine regularly; the canvas just keeps getting softer and more broken in.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 5, 2012

Adam J

from Los Angeles

I have many pairs of Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars, but this black and white Converse Jack Purcell is my first ever Purcell. Wow! They are like 100% times more comfortable than the regular Converse. These Purcells have so much padding, and they are so supportive. I could actually wear them all day, something that I could never do in Converse Chucks. Great shoe!

Brands I'd also recommend: Saucony, Vans

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 30, 2011

Joe

from San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly

The shoes fit great! I got them in the mail just as soon as they promised, I will always use Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 26, 2011

Anonymous

 

Purchased for my 17-year-old son. He loves his Converse! They last 4-6 months per pair with everyday wear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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