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Converse Jack Purcell® CP Canvas Low Top Reviews

855 reviews
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Overall Rating:

0%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

20%Rated 3 stars

68%Rated 2 stars

12%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

57% "Felt a half size smaller than marked"

90% "Felt true to width"

78% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 35 Jack Purcell® CP Canvas Low Top Converse Reviews

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June 18, 2006

Randy

from Florida

Some Support Jack!! Looks great, but I found that this shoe gets very uncomfortable after a while. No arch support.

Brands I'd also recommend: Stan Smith

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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February 17, 2006

Andrew N

from Bay Area, California

I ordered these because I wanted a pair of Converse and the Chuck Taylor is too played out. These are more stylish and more for grown-ups... I couldn't find any stores that carry the Jack Purcell’s, they all only had the Chuck Taylors. So I tried the Chucks on and I needed a size 7.5 (which is about .5 to 1 size smaller than my other shoes)... I then ordered the JPs 7.5, and they felt a bit tighter than the CTs. I love how they look, but they are really uncomfortable. So they will be going back to Zappos. I will hold out for the leather version to be on sale to give Jack Purcell’s another try. Again they look great, but your feet WILL hurt BADLY when you break them in. (I picked up a pair of the leather Chuck Taylor at Off 5th and they're great, so I'm hoping the Jack Purcell leather ones will be as soft too.)

Brands I'd also recommend: The leather version, leather Chuck Taylor, and maybe the new wide Chuck Taylor

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 20, 2006

Meghan

from Virginia

JPs - I got these shoes from Nordstroms last spring. They were brown with pink detailing. Super cute BUT, unlike my Chucks they've ripped where the canvas meets the heel part of the shoe. And this happend a couple of months ago so they really didn't last that long.

Brands I'd also recommend: All Stars

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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September 17, 2005

Janet

from Clinton Twp, Mich

Sneakers - I was really looking for something like a Sperry boat shoe in white. These will work o.k. for work.

Brands I'd also recommend: Polo or Keds

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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September 15, 2005

Anonymous

from Stockton , Caif.

Cute but not comfortable - If you're going to wear these shoes for a short amount of time, they're great. I recently wore them on a shopping trip to San Francisco and paid for it with blisters. These are not walking shoes, they are for looks only.

Brands I'd also recommend: I'd much rather wear Converse Chuck Taylors, COMFORTABLE!!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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August 1, 2014

Mike D

from New York, New York

I've been buying these Jack Purcells for years and the quality of the most recent pair I've bought is horrendous. They've fallen apart after just three months of wear. The sole has dislodged from the right shoe, and the rubber has ripped from the sides. I thought this might be an isolated experience, but the other reviews here about the sudden poor quality suggests otherwise.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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June 26, 2014

Nathan

 

The plastic outsole is very squeaky and feels cheap. Half the time it feels/sounds like I have whoopie cushions under my feet. It might be that during different times of the day my feet have expanded/compressed and sometimes the squeak will go away and it must have been at one of these points when I decided to keep them. Should have returned them. The squeak will probably prevent me from ever wearing them out.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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July 25, 2013

Anonymous

 

I tried my regular size in these, but they were too tight and narrow. Then I tried a half size larger, and they were too wide and long. So I basically am giving up on Converse. None of their shoes fit me anymore.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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July 2, 2013

Jenny

 

I usually wear a 6.5 and these were about 2 sizes tooo big. The quality of the cut on the shoe doesn't look too wonderful either. It's sad to know that the quality has gone down. I will have to look elsewhere to replace the current pair that I have. :(

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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May 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

These shoes are not as good as they used to be. I've been buying Jack Purcell sneakers once a year or so for quite some time, replacing the old pair when they gave out. This latest pair is CHEAP. They squeak when I walk, and Converse has removed some of the trademark JP features, such as the steel-tipped laces and embroidered logo on the tongue. If Converse thinks they can pass this off to their regular customers, they are deluding themselves.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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May 1, 2013

Anonymous

 

Disappointed. The right shoe was slightly more narrow than the left, and the color of the toe shell is off white, which totally clashes with the bright white of the canvas on the rest of the shoe. I should have ordered another pair of Rod Lavers instead.

Brands I'd also recommend: Adidas Rod Lavers

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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August 29, 2012

Jason S

from Nebraska

These shoes are very shoddily made. The "banners" on the heels peel off at the corners very quickly, the laces are insanely long, and the "side walls" detached from the canvas after only one evening of wearing them. I honestly thought that I had received counterfeit shoes until I decided to actually read the reviews. If you want similar quality shoes, save yourself the money and buy a pair of AND1s or Air Walks.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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August 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

This classic has been totally botched up in its new incarnation. Read other reviews on how everything from the canvas, padding, embroidered tongue and smile have changed, for the worse. Such a classic piece of Americana, ruined.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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June 21, 2011

Richard C

from Chicago, Illinois

I have no idea how everyone says these are comfortable. These might be the least comfortable shoes of my life. No exaggeration. They are about a half size too small and too narrow. Thirty minutes of walking and I almost had blisters on my heel and pinky toe from rubbing against the fabric. If you're driving some place and only standing, it won't be so bad. If you're walking more than 15 minutes, it will be hell. They look fantastic though. I would return these if not for Zappos stringent return policy.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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December 17, 2010

Anonymous

from Atlanta, GA

Quite possibly the most uncomfortable tennis shoe I've ever worn because they are very, very narrow, and I have a narrow foot. I sent them back.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

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April 30, 2010

Edward

 

The quality of these shoes mirrors that of the lower priced All Stas. The only difference is the footbed and the slightly different look. \r\nThe quality of the shoes is lacking, in my opinion, for a $55 shoe. The Jack Purcell logo on the back fell off within a month or so, just like the All Star logo falls off from the cheaper shoe. The sole detaches from the rubber part that is on the bottom-sides of the shoe. I\'ve had to glue them back into place. \r\nThey\'re not very good quality and I won\'t buy them again.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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February 1, 2010

Ben M

 

The service from Zappos was great. My first order and they did everything they said they would do. The Converse Jack Purcell CP was not as good as I hoped. The quality of the material they are made of is not very good. The arch support is almost non-existent and they are too low to really grip the foot. I am going to keep them because I like their style. I played tennis in the original Jack Purcells - I guess I was spoiled by the original product.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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April 3, 2009

Patrick M

from Minneapolis, MN

I followed your advice to go a half size bigger and the shoe turned out to be too big. The problem is I didn't realize they were too big until I broke them in. I'm a 9.5 and ordered a 10. THIS WAS A MISTAKE and I should have stuck with a 9.5. The customer service was top notch, but the size suggestion was bad advice for me.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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July 25, 2006

Anonymous

from Baltimore, MD

Love my shoes - I was extremely happy w/ my order. I placed the order on July 4th and they came around 4 days later. Will definitely order from you again.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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July 13, 2006

Anonymous

from Seattle,Wa

Good looking comfortable Shoe but poor build quality - The shoes look good and are very comfortable but I've had mine for less than two months and the heel lining is mostly torn/rubbed away and now the rubber is side is separating away from the canvas upper where the shoe bends when I walk.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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December 14, 2005

Anonymous

from Daytona Beach, Florida

Be Prepared! These shoes are loose, heavy, and after a minute or more they start to pinch my toes and plus it has almost no grip. Also when running the heels on my feet start to feel dangerously loose. People, if looking for a good all around shoe, go with a leather or mesh running shoe. When purchasing this shoes don’t be surprised it isn’t all what people say it to be.

Brands I'd also recommend: Buy running shoes instead

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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November 15, 2005

Karen F

from San Diego, California

Not a true size, blisters, no arch support - Not pleased with these. I'm a perfect 7 1/2 mens, and these are not. Not enough arch support, and heel curves in at the top toward ankle, which is causing blisters.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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March 23, 2015

Anonymous

 

Don't like the hew look. No changes since the 30's, BALONEY! They changed the iconic look of the toe of the shoe with the stripe recessed and placed it on the outside of the toe. Is there less than one star for style?

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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November 3, 2014

Anonymous

from Texas

Sad. These shoes were great but the versions now sold are cheaply made. On my last two pairs the canvas separated from the rubber after a couple of months. Too bad. I hope that the manufacturer will read these reviews and build a better shoe even if it costs more.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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September 6, 2014

Michelleski77

 

When will somebody out there in the corporate world get it through their heads that maybe the reason for brand loyalty is the product and not the brand itself and stop messing with a good thing in the interest of saving/making money? I am sure that everyone who bought pair after pair of the old Jack Purcells would have been more than happy to pay a few extra bucks to ensure that the quality of the shoes remain the same. Now I will have to make do with my remaining two pairs of the old style and wear them into the ground, because the new pair I bought this year are not even a pale imitation of the old version. Also, if you have been wearing the old version, you might want to go half a size up from what you think your size is because I found that their new insoles have a ridge at the heel that pushes your foot forward quite a bit.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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