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Converse Jack Purcell® CP Reviews

814 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

64%Rated 5 stars

20%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

12%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

57% "Felt a half size smaller than marked"

90% "Felt true to width"

78% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 694 Jack Purcell® CP Converse Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 7, 2012

Momof5kids

from Garnerville, NY

I am very disappointed. My 10 year old daughter had them approximately one month and the inside padding/liner pulled up from the inside making them very uncomfortable. Also the bottom of the sneakers wore out very quickly. I would not buy these sneakers again!

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike, Adidas

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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June 6, 2012

Emmanuel

from California

I really like the Purcell's CP, it suits me just right. I live in California and it gets really hot during the summer, so ever summer I buy one Purcell's CP and I wear it with a shorts and white t.

Brands I'd also recommend: well, if there was any other brand to recommend, then i'd have to say adidas'

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 5, 2012

Lucian M

from United States

The trackless bottom may be used for something other than walking long distances as the road displayed on the back of the shoe shows, this shoe simply does not last, its bottom will eat away if you are one that walks often. It is a stylish shoe, I used to have a limited edition pair where they were black and gold, I felt like Elvis, but not for that type of shoe wearer.

Brands I'd also recommend: keep vans hush puppies

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Washington, DC

I've been a Jack Purcell loyalist since high school, so I was really excited to see them here. Slightly more expensive than Chucks, but also slightly sturdier, so they last longer. They're a bit more comfortable in the soles than Chucks as well. Think of them as Chuck Taylor GT. FYI: The soles (on the black ones, at least) are actually blue. I'm not sure why the picture shows them as black. Just in case that matters to someone.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 1, 2012

Anonymous

 

I have fairly wide, flat feet and wear a women's size 7ish (sometimes a 6.5, sometimes a 7.5). I ordered these in a youth's 5.5 as recommended by the site, and figured I'd be safe due to the reviews that say this shoe runs small. When I got them, they were a 5.5 as ordered, but hung off my feet. I needed to go a full size smaller. I haven't worn a women's size 6 shoe since I was in high school. So I'd have to say that these run large. Now that I have the right size, they look and feel great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Pleasanton, CA

What's not to like about the classic Jack Purcell? Old school cool. James Dean wore this shoe...enough said.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Santa Barbara

Sometimes I run between a 7.5 and 8. In this case, the 7.5's were just a tad bit too small. I'm keeping the 8's.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 25, 2012

D F

from Glen Allen, VA

Very comfortable shoe. Can wear them all day long. Color and style of shoe a nice upgrade to the standard Converse.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Lafayette hill pa

I love these shoes! For years I wore Chucks and now I've decided I need more arch support. These are way more comfortable than Chucks and they look just as good! Also, great job Zappos! Your customer service is fantastic!

Brands I'd also recommend: Chuck Taylor all stars, mephisto, sperry

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 22, 2012

Anonymous

from San Francisco, California

I love just about all things Converse. I have many pairs of All-Stars, Premium All-Stars, and even the pricey, yet incredibly well-made and comfortable, John Varvatos Star Player EV. But I never pulled the trigger on this Jack Purcells thinking that they were too stuffy looking. The styling is definitely different, and maybe not as hip or modern as I like, but they do fit in with my overall style. They are quite comfortable as many have stated in the other reviews I have read. they lie between the regular All-Stars and the Varvatos. Overall, I am very pleased with their looks, comfort, and all-day use. As a teacher, I am on my feet all day, and these shoes keep up no problem! I did not give them five stars for comfort because the laces do not match the white of the actual shoe; they are much brighter and stand out some. But that is fairly trivial. They are good shoes, a must buy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 21, 2012

Anonymous

from San Diego, CA

The first pair of these I bought about a year or so ago were awesome. They are my favorite daily shoes. I finally wore holes in the sides so I needed to replace them so I ordered a new pair. Wow, what a disappointment. These are not only an inaccurate design, but the quality has taken a dive. Cheap laces without the metal tips. Ventilation holes half covered by the sides of the insole and rubber sides. Toe boxes that are too small. They fit narrower. These things are joke. A shadow of their former selves. Nike has absolutely no respect for the Converse brand. I am sad to say, that these are going back. They suck and unfortunately, I will never be able to wear another pair of these again. Depressing. I hate how corporations ruin my favorite things.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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May 13, 2012

Jeff D

from South Fla.

Have looked for JP's for years! Finally decided to get serious, and lo and behold!; my prayers were answered.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 12, 2012

Elizabeth H

from Venice, CA

So cute and versatile. Like the white ones the best, though you have to be careful not to get them dirty. Classic and pretty comfortable, though you can make them more so with your own insole. Wish they were still made in the USA.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 11, 2012

Scott B

from Philadelphia, PA

Buyers beware! I love Zappos and I love their excellent customer service. However, the black color is no longer manufactured as pictured on the website. (1) The Jack Purcell stitched insignia on the tongue is missing, (2) the laces seem cheaper, and (3) the heel is baby blue like the white and navy versions. This may not be a big deal but I think the photos should be updated to indicate the changes. I returned the first pair I ordered due to what I though was a manufacturing defect. Of course Zappos amazing customer service representatives had the new pair shipped to me immediately. The second pair arrived today with the same appearance missing all three of the aforementioned details. I’m slightly disappointed at the manufacturer and hope that Zappos will update the photos for future customers.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, PF Flyers, Vans

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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May 11, 2012

Tamara S

from Seattle

These are fun shoes for the summer with shorts or capris. I have a narrow foot (2A) and was pleasantly surprised that this shoe was not too wide at 6.5 mans/8 womans. They are kind of soft without much support, but I didn't buy them for walking shoes so I'm not disappointed.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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May 10, 2012

Amanda

from San Francisco, CA

Warning: the navy Jack Purcells pictured are not what you get when you order navy Jack Purcells. Unlike the blue and white, the "navy" Purcells have white stitching all over which make it look more like a Chuck Taylor. :(

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 2, 2012

Kevin W

 

I wish these still came with the classic Jack Purcell laces (the ends have metal tips) instead of the generic laces, but that's what you get when Nike buys converse. Besides that, the shoes are great, very comfortable, true to size and the navy color in person is a true dark navy. I will probably buy more Jack Purcell's in the future. I'm just going to have to search eBay for those classic shoelaces.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 30, 2012

Gregory S

from Torrance, California

If you grew up in the 60's this shoe will bring back memories. Maybe not as comfortable as the shoes of today, but far less cheaper and the memories are priceless.

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse Chuck Taylor's

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 30, 2012

Dina R

from Pflugerville, tx

I absolutely love my jacks! And I love Zappos service when I need them... I order my favs and get them quick!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 26, 2012

Mark F

from Ann Arbor

I found this shoe after a few months of looking for a go-to summer sneaker. My fit a bit wider, and it took me a few tries to find the right shoe brand (three cheers for free shipping!). This shoe is a perfect fit, I couldn't be happier. A great go-to shoe, supportive but not too supportive.

Brands I'd also recommend: Tretorn

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 23, 2012

Anonymous

 

The shoe would be good if it wasn't for the size being off. I will be returning this purchase. I was really excited to find this shoe. I wore a pair of these in the 70's and 80's. They lasted great. I will be trying another size. I'm sure that I could rate this procuct higher if it fit right.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Cedar Park, TX

Super cute shoe, very fun to wear with shorts and capris. I have a very long and narrow foot and this didn't add any size to my foot's look. It's a nice alternative to sandals and flip flops for a casual look. I got a blister on the heel, but that's to be expected on canvas shoes on maiden voyages.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 22, 2012

Josh

from Los Angeles

I love these shoes! To me they look best washed a few times and a little worn in. They're great casual yet cool looking kicks. Only downside is the new updating. I prefer the old styling. The new updates feel like they're cutting corners a bit, but not enough to have a pair on hand.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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April 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Orlando, Florida

Zappos is the best! I received my sneakers in less than 24 hours. I put these sneakers on today and the memories came rushing back to how I loved them in school with no socks...of course. I took out the inserts and my orthotics work fine. Very comfy.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keens & Chacos

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 16, 2012

Ajay W

from Austin, Texas

Awesome shoes! Extremely comfortable, looked unique but not beyond the look of the original. Really happy I got these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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