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Converse Jack Purcell® CP Canvas Low Top Reviews

850 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

48%Rated 5 stars

24%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

16%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

57% "Felt a half size smaller than marked"

89% "Felt true to width"

78% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 755 Jack Purcell® CP Canvas Low Top Converse Reviews

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March 25, 2013

Anonymous

from California

I like my shoes. They are so much fun and they don't look like typical converse. I have them in white canvas, and did wash them once already. I've worn them with pants, shorts and my teeny skirt, to the park, Disneyland, and work.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 25, 2013

Anonymous

 

Don't buy these! What happened to Jack Purcells?! These shoes are completely different from how they used to be. I've worn Jack Purcells for 10+ years and they have always been one of my favorite shoes. But recently I've noticed Converse has made some changes. Despite them even looking slightly different, the canvas is thinner, the metal laces are gone, the tongue padding is gone, the rubber soles have changed, the insoles are not the same quality, and even the smile is no longer indented - the painted smile looks super cheap by the way. I would not buy these until they bring the old Jack Purcell's back!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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March 22, 2013

Anonymous

 

Classic shoes. Like most Chucks they run a bit large. But more cushion in the sole than regular chucks. Looks great with anything, always keep a pair around and in rotation.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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March 13, 2013

Anonymous

from Ohio

I found these sneakers to run true to size and width (for the women's sizes), if not a teeny bit large - not large enough to go down half a size, though. They are comfortable for what they are, and provide a classic, versatile and casual style that goes with a lot of different clothing. I wish they had more arch support. Once these wear out, I will definitely repurchase. I much prefer the Jack Purcells to the regular All-Star Converse because I think the Jack Purcells are better made.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Frye, Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 9, 2013

Edward

from Atlanta, GA

These were a huge Train wreck for the brand! I have owned over 140 pairs of Jack Purcell tennis shoes since the 1970's. Approximately seven years ago they made some tremendous improvements which justified a price increase. Now they have stripped those away and cheapened the shoes back to what they used to be. Plus the fit of the toe cap is completely different causing some irritation when flexed (by taking a step). The shoes are not worth much at all and I am completely dissatisfied with the changes. I will not be back until I see the classic shoes that once were a stable in my casual wardrobe.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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February 20, 2013

Anonymous

from United States

BEWARE! Converse has changed this shoe. No longer has embroidered tongue, laces are cheap without the metal tips, the sidewall has a cheaper construction, and the sole has changed. Don't expect your old Jacks when you purchase these.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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February 19, 2013

Kevin s

 

I re-discovered Jack Purcells a few years ago and based on the current reviews, I was worried about the changes that Converse has made. I have compared this new pair to an old pair and there are differences. I miss the Jack Purcell signature stitched on the tongue, the most. Without it, the shoes do look pretty basic - lacking that major difference from Chuck Taylors. I thought I would miss the metal tipped shoelaces, but the new laces are a lot thicker and do not come undone constantly. I honestly prefer the insole more to the old one - it is still as comfortable but it feels more cushioned. It does look very generic and I miss the Jack Purcell signature stitched onto it as well (instead of what appears to be screen printed) but it is not that big of a deal. Fm all the negative reviews on Zappos and elsewhere, I was under the impression the shoes were currently made exactly like Chuck Taylors - but that is just not true. They still have the removable insole, they still have the smiley face and if anything the shoes fit a lot better than in the past (I do not have to half size up anymore) I would love it if Converse would put them in the retro box with Jack Purcell himself on the top (that I have seen on the Converse Japan website) or at least include a tag (like you get with high top Chuck Taylors) but oh well. I do agree that Converse has gone downhill since Nike bought the company, but these are my favorite shoes and only hardcore Jack Purcell fans would notice any differences.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 13, 2013

Carl R

 

Jack Purcell's used to be advertised with the tag, "Virtually unchanged since the '30s". Not anymore. Converse has ruined this shoe. The suede insole is gone. The padding around the ankle is gone. The padding in the tongue is gone. The Jack Pucell logo on the tongue is gone. The logo on the heel has changed. The logo on the sole has changed. The durable shoelaces with metal aglets are gone. The trademark "smile" is no longer recessed in the toe, but rather applied. For some reason the instep eyelets are now located down partially in the rubber midsole. And the blue version of the shoe now features white stitching. The material and overall feel of the shoe is now flimsy, thin, uncomfortable, and cheap. I don't understand how Converse could take its highest-quality shoe and utterly ruin it. I'd being willing to pay 10 to 20 dollars more per pair to have the Jack Purcell to return to what it was like in 2008 or '09. If you're thinking of buying these shoes, save your money. Just buy a pair of All-Stars and take a marker and draw a smile across the front of each shoe. Because that's basically what you'd be buying here.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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January 29, 2013

Anonymous

from Miami, FL

I love these shoes! They are comfortable and surprisingly cushiony. I think they run a little long. I am usually an 8 in women's sneakers and I got a 7.5 in these and there's still a little room in the toe area.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 25, 2013

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

I really like my Jack Purcells. Obviously, being white canvas they get dirty quickly, so they are definitely not for romping through the grass. They are pretty comfortable, but could have a bit more arch support (although I think they have more than typical Converse sneakers). Overall, I'm happy with them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 22, 2013

Anonymous

 

Great shoe! Very comfortable and casual. Bought them for my teenage daughter, but would definitely buy a pair for myself.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 9, 2013

Jimmy

from Bay Area

These are comfortable and just interesting enough to be stylish. They are a solid pair of white sneakers. They are very comfortable to wear and stand around in, but not recommended for walking missions: you will probably suffer chafing at the front of your foot due to the rigid cap. That comes with wearing Chucks, I suppose.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 8, 2013

Don

from Seattle

Second pair of these shoes. Absolutely love the fit, and they go with pretty much anything. They're just slightly different enough from classic chuck's that people notice and always a positive comment.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 6, 2013

Brendan R

 

Great product! These are my all-time favorite shoes. I just wish they didn't change the styling. They seem much cheaper.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 4, 2013

Anonymous

 

Delivery was very fast. Order was correct. Pleasure doing business with you. Would definately order in the future.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 31, 2012

Kevin

from Pennsylvania

I've been wearing these shoes for roughly 5-6 months and I have to say that I'm incredibly impressed by the durability and look of the shoes. There is little arch support, but the insole that they do give you is comfortable enough that you can stand around for a while without your feet hurting. These are both fasionable and classy, and look great with nearly anything! Thinking about buying a second pair. Just wonderful all around.

Brands I'd also recommend: Other Converse, Vans

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 21, 2012

Justin M

 

Fabulous, understated and chic shoes. Most comfortable to walk in on a daily basis. Fits true to size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 17, 2012

Pat

from seattle

These are not the Purcell's everyone loves! Very cheap new design! Will not buy these shoes again until they bring back the quality. So disappointed!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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December 8, 2012

Andre

from New York City

These have been my main sneakers ever since 8th grade (I'm a junior in college now). I have owned and worn at least 20 pairs of the black low top Jack Purcells. These sneakers go with everything. I absolutely loved these sneakers...but recently the ones being produced by Converse have become very cheap in quality. I assume Converse is trying to cut corners to minimize costs and bring in profit but to abandon loyal customers such as myself is inexcusable. The change that bothers me the most is that the new laces that come with these Jack Purcells today are no longer the durable metal-tip laces that were characteristic of Jack Purcells, these new laces are cheap and get dirty and worn out in a few days. I have to find a new pair of sneakers to replace these as my main pair of sneakers.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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December 1, 2012

Rebecca M

from Austin, Texas

I love these shoes. I wore a pair out and tried to live without them, but then had to order another pair. I think they have more style and support than the regular Chucks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 9, 2012

NYC M

from NYC

These shoes are super cute. They're more comfortable than the Chuck Taylors but they do need to broken in. The arch support is minimal at best so anticipate needing additional arch supports. They run big so I had to go a half size down. Overall, I'm very happy with my purchase. Love these shoes.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 8, 2012

Rebecca S

from Jersey City, NJ

I love my Jack Purcell's! They are super fly. Super comfortable and I feel like I'm in the cool club when people say "Hey! Nice Purcell's" Very comfy, although you might need additional arch support.

Brands I'd also recommend: PF Flyers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 1, 2012

Anonymous

 

They have completely changed these. I've been wearing this exact shoe for a million years and all of a sudden they have made them super cheap and uncomfortable. Padding is gone, eyelets are in a strange place, it's not comfortable around the ankles, etc. What a dumb decision to make these shoes crap now.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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October 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Fort Worth, TX

Love these! I've been wearing Jack Purcells for years and I can wear them with just about anything.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 27, 2012

Anonymous

from Plymouth, MN

Jack Purcells are comfortable/stylish shoes that are great when going casual. I liked the shoes when I wore them in college and I am glad I have become reunited with the brand.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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