In a break from the past, Converse sidesteps yet another collaboration with Japanese label Bedwin & the Heartbreakers to team up directly with the brand’s creative director and mastermind, Masafumi Watanabe. The result is a sneaker-boot hybrid that blends the Jack Purcell Johnny High with a traditional duck boot. Features include a gusseted tongue, metal eyelets and water resistant upper built with a combination of rubber and stitched leather. The familiar Jack Purcell smile at the toe cap, along with leather pull tabs and gum sole, round out the details of this exclusive Converse First String release. It’s in stock now at Canada’s Haven.