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Converse Jack Purcell® CP Canvas Low Top Reviews

870 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

40%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

16%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

68% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

65% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 825 Jack Purcell® CP Canvas Low Top Converse Reviews

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June 5, 2014

Tom N

from Cincinnati, Ohio

I love these shoes, but they have recently gone through a design update. The toe cap now no longer goes in a straight line over the toes, it has a curve now. I contacted Zappos about it and they investigated and told me that there was a recent design update and that the website has not replaced the images. The shoes are still more comfortable than Chucks. I love Converse. I love Jack Purcells. And I love Zappos.com!

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse, Adidas, Vans

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 5, 2014

Carlene T

from Washington DC

LOVE this shoe! I know there are lots of comments about sizing on this, but I wear a 7.5 Women's and the correlating size is perfect.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 4, 2014

Lisa P

from Tulsa, OK

Have never owned these but was concerned when other reviews said this new version was not as good. Well, glad I don't know the previous version - these are great. Very comfortable. I had to go down 1/2 size from what was recommended. I wear a woman's 6.5 but needed the men's 4.5 in these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 29, 2014

Anonymous

 

I have been wearing Converse All Stars all of my life. I love the style and the classic look. That goes for these "Jack Purcell CP Oxfords as well. The simple, canvas style and the single black accent really sets these fine shoes off. The price is right so do yourself a favor and let Zappos.com hook you up with a pair right now.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 27, 2014

Caleb E

from Grinnell, IA

I like the Purcell -- the "dressy" alternative to its All-Star cousin. Color range is a little limited this year, but on the whole a strong show. Only downside is that the part of the shoe that bends as the wearer steps can't quite hold up -- a gap between the rubber and the canvas is the result. I have had three pairs each of the last three summers and this has happened each time. Still, really like these shoes!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 26, 2014

MJG

from DC

I ordered these because I was sick of All Stars and wanted something with a little different styling. Like All Stars definitely order a 1/2 size smaller that you normally wear. These are also slightly wider but for me that works. I was very happy to find that there is slight molded foam footbed and a bit of an arch as opposed to super flat All Stars. As my Chucks wear out in all their various colors, I'll be replacing them with Purcells.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 10, 2014

T.Pham

 

I have had this pair of shoes for about a month now, and I do not even wear them everyday, but the mid-sole of my left shoe is already separated from the main part of the shoe. Also the parts of the insoles near the toes are very uncomfortable; they hurt my toes every time I walk. I thought the pain would go away when the shoes are finally broken in, but it's been a while, and nothing changes. These shoes look nice, but that can't compensate for the bad quality and discomfort going along with them. Please think twice before you spend so much on these.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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May 5, 2014

Karen L

from United States

Cute for running errands with kids. But, not comfy after being spoiled by the super cushi-ness of running shoes. No regret though as I'm over ballet flats not being warm enough between seasons

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 2, 2014

Anonymous

from New York

I saw these in GQ and loved the many ways you could wear these, very happy I ordered them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 1, 2014

Anonymous

 

I was holding off replacing my 7 year old Jack Purcell's for as long as I could, due to all of the reviewer's description of Converse's changes to the shoe. I finally purchased a new pair, hoping for the best, and when I received them I was disappointed beyond my expectations. The shoes look even worse than shown! The toe appears elongated, and the cap near the laces is rounded, not flat. The interior logo does not say Jack Purcell, only Converse. The back logo has been changed, and instead of the iconic Jack Purcell logo there is a stamp, already half rubbed off, that says Converse Jack Purcell (no graphic). I loved my old shoes and it is such a shame to see the shoe cheapened to such a shocking degree. Do not buy, you will regret it!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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April 29, 2014

Anonymous

 

I know there are many negative reviews of these updated Jack Purcell's, but I have to add that these shoes have been ruined in the current design. I honestly knew ahead of time that the trademarks are gone (metal tipped laces, suede interior lining and foot bed, air holes that actually keep the shoe cool vs being completely blocked by the insole) and I actually like the less bulbous toecap on the current model, but these shoes really have been ruined to the point where I (and many others) will never buy them again! My main problem with the current model is the actual 'fit' of the shoe. I lined up the current model with my last remaining pair of originals (that are so worn out that I will sadly have to throw them away) and the new model is a good half inch or more longer. I also compared the insole on each and it is the exact same problem. Speaking of the new insole, Converse really has no class! The new insole appears to be made of the same material as fast food packaging and offers zero support, even when standing in the shoe! I even tried a size down, but the fit was still off...but I have noticed that lately with all Converse.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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April 9, 2014

Kenny C

from Cincinnati, OH

Jack Purcells have a great classic look to them that go with everything, and this is my fifth pair. Unfortunately, Converse recently decreased the quality of the shoes by skimping on some of the subtle characteristics that made JPs so nice. The tongue no longer has the logo, the suede that was featured on the inside of the shoe (both heelback and sole) has been removed, the laces don't have the metal tips on the ends, and the glue holding the rubber to the sides seems to give a lot sooner than previous versions. To the casual observer, the changes aren't drastic - but I am sorely disappointed the Converse took the cheaper route on such a classic.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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April 8, 2014

Tammy R

from Salt Lake City, Utah

Love these shoes! Fit great, look great. Zappos has supreme quality, extraordinary customer service and amazing speed in delivery. I love this company!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 7, 2014

SKSK

from Washington DO

I just have to echo the other reviews that have mentioned the unfortunate changes. These used to be the most comfortable shoes, but no longer. As others have said, they feel cheaper and considerably less comfortable. I have been so disappointed in the new ones that I gave up on them (after almost a decade of consecutive purchases) until I found a five-year old pair in my closet. I put those on and was amazed at how much more comfortable than the new version. This isn't just a fear a of change, it is a totally inferior product. What a bummer, converse really ruined my favorite shoes.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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April 5, 2014

C H

from Fort Worth, TX

Darling shoe. Great with rolled up jeans. My sister bought them too and loves them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 15, 2014

Yvonne

from Portland, OR

I ordered these to replace an old pair of black Jack Purcells that I loved. There are a few small details in this new pair that was missing from my old pair that I found disappointing. These shoes do not have the metal tipped shoe laces and the tongue does not have the Jack Purcell stitching at the top. Again, small details but ones that I miss.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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February 14, 2014

Susan

from Seattle

You never buy a pair of Converse for comfort - it is all about looks and attitude. These do not disappoint on either - they are flat as a pancake so your feet get tired if you are planning to walk great distances but the payoff for looking great outweighs my pain. It is better to look good than feel good.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 20, 2014

Dwayne R

from Antioch California

I've bought and worn Jack Purcells, Converse has made the product less durable, the canvas isn't as heavy duty. In this case less isn't more, I washed the shoes after wearing them for a while. I like my tennis shoes very clean and after one washing they had a small tear in the shoe. I also wish Converse hadn't tried to do a subtle redesign. I'm referring to the change in the famous smile on the toe of the shoe that was always imbedded in the rubber not on top of the shoe! Design still great looking but quality not the same.

Brands I'd also recommend: Pro Keds and other Vintage Tennis Shoes

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 15, 2014

Anonymous

 

This used to be my "go to" shoe. They have really cut corners, so much that I am considering not wearing any longer. The other reviews are correct. The quality has gone to hell. The insole is now very inferior. The "Smile" is flush with the toe instead of being recessed. The laces used to come with metal tips, now they are plastic. The tongue used to be slightly padded, now it is just a piece of cloth. The dye is even poor quality, I stepped in a puddle of water and the blue turned Pink. And what is with the white stitching?

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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December 24, 2013

Tamar K

from Easton Ct

I love these! I'm a latecomer to converse, so I can't compare them to older versions. They are super cool looking. I feel like a hipster when I wear them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 23, 2013

Anonymous

 

I have easily owned 10+ pairs of these Purcells between 2004 to now. As usual I ordered a new pair and what I was delivered was such poor quality, I quickly returned them. The stitching was loosely sewn, the standard blue insoles are no more and the inner eyelets which use to reside on the fabric are now half on the fabric half on the rubber sole...I was so bummed to return them and do not plan on purchasing any new Purcells due to their decrease in quality. Very disappointed.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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December 23, 2013

Robert L

from Oklahoma

I like these shoes. What else is there? They fit and are comfortable. There you have it, oh yes, they look good!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 31, 2013

Anonymous

 

Nice enough shoes, but the toe box for the Purcell is definitely tighter than for regular Converse. I had to go up nearly 3 sizes from what I normally wear in Converse for these to fit.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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October 30, 2013

John F

from Michigan

I was very disappointed with these shoes. I bought the same style a few years ago. (different color though) And they were the most comfortable shoes right out of the box. I wore them out and needed new ones. Bought these and they were very uncomfortable. It's been a few weeks now and they are just starting to get broken in. My feet are still hurting a bit. So I'm not happy with converse for changing what was a nice shoe to a not so nice shoe. Zappos however did a fine job on selling and shipping the shoes to me.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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October 6, 2013

Anonymous

from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Not quite the same fit or insole as the slightly more expensive Jack Purcell CP's. This may not be a deal breaker for everyone, but was for me.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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