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Converse Jack Purcell® CP Canvas Low Top Reviews

962 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

71%Rated 5 stars

17%Rated 4 stars

5%Rated 3 stars

3%Rated 2 stars

3%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

69% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

65% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 842 Jack Purcell® CP Canvas Low Top Converse Reviews

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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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August 30, 2014

Heather W

from Atlanta

The original! I love these Jack Purcells! Since the quality of tretorns has gone down since the 80's, I decided to resurrect another "tennie". These are substantial canvas shoe. Perhaps a big fashion don't, but I wear them with shorts, casual skirts and jeans (especially cute with boyfriend jeans) I would recommend ordering a half size smaller. I have a normal woman's foot and the Jacks are just a bit wide. I think that is due to men's sizing.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 19, 2014

Karen

from nashville

Let me start by saying this is my first pair of Jack Purcell's. I felt the need for some retro sneakers for women and couldn't find anything great, so went to the men's department. I was a little concerned after reading many of the other reviews that said the quality had suffered as a result of some cost cutting measures. I've got to say, I'm not disappointed. They are super cute and will be great with jeans and shorts. I'm sad I won't be able to experience the originals, they sound pretty amazing, but will purchase again, maybe in leather.

Brands I'd also recommend: tretorn

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 18, 2014

Katharine H

from Palo Alto, California

Love these shoes. I've always purchased Chuck Taylors in the past and I won't be going back. These are way more comfortable and stylish. Basically no break in period.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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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July 29, 2014

Anonymous

 

Very disappointed in these. They are nothing like the Jack Purcells of a few years ago. These are the very similar in material and styling of the Converse Chuck Taylors. The material is thinner than the original and the shoe is longer and narrower in styling. It does not look like the photo.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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July 28, 2014

Anonymous

 

Just like "regular" converse (chuck taylors) but with a much more comfortable sole. I found that a 1/2 size larger than my chuck taylors are the perfect fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 26, 2014

Anonymous

from Houston, TX

I bought these shoes for the style, and was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable they are! I've walked extensively in these shoes without problems. Great summer shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 23, 2014

Filip

from Milwaukee , Wisconsin

Wow. My first thought upon opening the box was: Zappos has sent me counterfeit Jack Purcells. What was Converse thinking? They've got a product that has been selling for almost 100 years. Did we not learn the lessons of new Coke? Never thought I would be returning this particular shoe because of poor quality and design changes. Fail.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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July 19, 2014

Mama S

from San Jo, California

Definitely not the "classic" Purcells, as others have stated, missing logos & iconic metal tips on laces. That should really be noted in the product description. So that costed the star. Other than that, they still have a classic look & are comfortable. For some, that may be a deal breaker.

Brands I'd also recommend: converse vans

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 16, 2014

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

Great shoe! I walked all over London, Madrid and Barcelona in these and they were so comfortable. Excellent purchase.

Brands I'd also recommend: Birkenstocks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 30, 2014

Grace T

from Miami, FL

This is the second pair my boyfriend buys of this shoe. The first pair lasted through 3 years of day-to-day wear walking through the streets of Miami and even Belgium (whose streets are mostly cobblestones!). The shoe is sturdy and the rubber siding helps keep it from getting easily damaged. Highly recommend this shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 29, 2014

Steve V

from TEXAS

Shoes are better than pic's but, I have a small/wide foot so the rub my "pinky" toe(s) a little. I tried 1/2 size bigger hoping this would help; it didn't. Note: Zappos was more than helpful with my experiment! Not the shoe's fault!

Brands I'd also recommend: sperry, bass, van

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 27, 2014

Anonymous

from NY, NY

Super fly shoes. Much more comfortable than Converse All-Stars. The only questionable aspect of these shoes is that the new version has the side eyelets/air vents located below the insoles, such that they are merely cosmetic and don't actually function as vents. Still nice shoes anyways.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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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June 9, 2014

Mikey B

from Brooklyn

I needed a new pair of white Jack Purcells, but was hesitant to buy after reading other reviewer's criticism of the recent changes. While I would have preferred that the navy insoles be maintained, they are still great. I actually think the rubber is better attached to the canvas than in previous years. They still look and feel great. I am not disappointed at all!

Brands I'd also recommend: Vans; Sperry

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 8, 2014

Anonymous

from St. Louis, MO

Really like these shoes. I've never had a pair of Jack Purcell's before, so I am not experiencing any difference between these shoes and other Purcells. I wear size 8.5 women's and the Men's 7/Women's 8.5 fits great. On which socks to get for these shoes, I recommend Vans Girly Ped. Pricey but much better than any other tiny socks I've tried.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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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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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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