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Converse Jack Purcell® CP Canvas Low Top Reviews

890 reviews
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Overall Rating:

40%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

16%Rated 2 stars

24%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

69% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

65% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 770 Jack Purcell® CP Canvas Low Top Converse Reviews

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May 13, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago

Pair of every summer. Sent them back and actually found a better alternative in the Sperry Halyard Laceless (not sold on Zappos unfortunately, do a Google search) and Striker (available on Zappos) shoes. Similar functionality and style but more comfortable than even the original Jack's ever were. I definitely won t buy another pair of Jack s until the geniuses at Converse come to their senses and bring back the quality their loyal customers know and deserve.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sperry Halyard Laceless or Striper

Overall Rated:1 stars!

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Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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May 6, 2013

Anonymous

from Midwest-United States

I'm so bummed! NOT ZAPPOS FAULT! Converse changed the design of their Jack Purcell's. I have been wearing this shoe for 30 years. Converse about 5-7 years ago upgraded the Jack Purcell by adding padding on the inside of the tongue and collar. That was a huge plus for the shoe. It's gone now! They changed the insole too. The new insole is thicker and covers up the two grommet ventilation holes on the inside of the arch. No more embroidered Jack Purcell tongue, different rubber logo at the heel and super cheap laces, too! Very disappointed with Converse! My next call is to Converse to ask what in the world they were thinking down grading this iconic shoe.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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May 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Baltimore, MD

Classic great feel! Everyone should have a pair of these iconic sneakers. Two thumbs up!

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 2, 2013

Denise

from ca

Love these shoes! They are so comfortable and true to size. The only thing is that they run a little wide. I am going back to order another pair in a different color.

Brands I'd also recommend: vanes, DC and Eastland and Keens

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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April 30, 2013

Anonymous

 

Very disappointed. These ARE NOT the Jack Purcell we remember from our youth. Made in Malaysia was my first hint. Canvas is cheap. Fit if off. No padding at all. While I don't care as much about the "smile" on the front of the shoe, it is much cheaper feeling than the old indented "smile" was. Maybe a run through the washing machine will help. Save your $$ and find an older pair on line.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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April 24, 2013

Anonymous

from Phoenix Az.

When I got them I thought "great" the same wonderful shoes I used to wear in gym class. After about 3 weeks the rubber started pulling away from the sides of the shoe. I've even tried to glue them back. I don't know what Converse has done, but I suspect they are not made in USA

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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April 22, 2013

Dave C

 

Awesome shoe and so comfy. I did end up going up a half size to get the perfect fit. I usually wear a 9 and with these I chose a 9.5 and love them. I now have both black and blue.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 15, 2013

Anonymous

 

It is really sad to take such a great classic shoe and change it for the sake of saving a few bucks. Converse should be ashamed at what they have done to this shoe. I returned it and would not buy it again, until you change it back. Too bad.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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April 10, 2013

Erinop

 

This is the fifth pair of Jacks that I've owned! They are always in style and so cute! I switch out the insoles so they have more support but even the insole that comes with the shoes is quite cushiony (far better than the ones in regular All Stars).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 9, 2013

William G

 

I really don't understand all the negative reviews for this shoe. I have been wearing Jack Purcells for over 20 years and I have seen several minor re-designs of the shoe. Yes, they have changed a few details. This has happened before, but the basic shoe is still great, and the materials, laces and air grommets are just fine. If I had a complaint, it's that the removable insoles are a bit thinner and hence less comfy than the last version of the shoe. Easily remedied with a new insole. I just used the ones from the pair I had worn out. This is a far superior shoe in all respects to a Chuck Taylor, which I also own. Chucks are less durable and have less support

Brands I'd also recommend: Tretorn

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 8, 2013

Eileen O

from Providence, RI

These sneakers are classic and they're just as good as when I had them in 7th grade! Great looking and super comfortable. Also, the usual great service and price from Zappos

Brands I'd also recommend: Converse, Keds

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 5, 2013

Kenneth

from California

The shoes looked the same on the internet but in person were not the same as the Jack Purcell's of the 60 and '70s as I was told on the phone. The difference was the front of the shoe which was not as bulbous as the "vintage" shoe. A good product for today's player.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 3, 2013

Jac

from Denver

I normally wear a size 6 but ordered these Converse in a 5.5 and they were way too big. Liked them but for others ordering these shoes, they run a whole size larger than other sneakers I've purchased.

Brands I'd also recommend: I wouldn't. Converse are distinctly "converse"

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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!

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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!

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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!

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