The result of 3 different leathers and a year-long designing process, this new INVINCIBLE x CONVERSE First String Jack Purcell Johnny is also the first collaboration between CONVERSE’s First String premium sub-brand and a Taiwan-based label. Lavished with premium goat leather, cross stripes of soft Nappa leather on the shoe’s upper helped to form a mosaic appearance. For a distinct contrast, designers added bold leopard pattern leather as heel panel and insole lining, while a zipper ease the put-on, take-off process. Like all other Jack Purcell, white soles and toecaps etched with the Jack Purcell‘s “smiling line” in tonal white serve as one of the collaboration’s signature features. Imprinted with the INVINCIBLE logo on the cup sole’s exterior, the INVINCIBLE x CONVERSE First String Jack Purcell Johnny comes with matching white and black leather laces. Packaged with a tote and shoebox lined with leopard pattern print, the shoe, like all other CONVERSE First String editions, will be part of a limited collection.
In a statement, Jimmy Wu, founder of INVINCIBLE, stated, “I am really proud and excited to be the first brand in Taiwan to work with CONVERSE. From the beginning, we wanted to make a pair of CONVERSE, which represented our style. The Jack Purcell collection, created in 1935 came first to mind. Its independence and the low-profiled luxury concept is synonymous with the philosophy of INVINCIBLE. The “Jack Purcell Johnny” silhouette was launched especially to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the birth of Jack Purcell, and it’s going to fit any style.”
The INVINCIBLE x CONVERSE First String Jack Purcell Johnny will go on sale starting this Saturday, September 28th, through INVINCIBLE’s original flagship store in Taipei City’s trendy East District East Store with a retail price of NT$ 3,680 (or ~$125 USD). The collaboration will also be available worldwide on following Friday, October 4th, via boutiques like BODEGA, colette, Dover Street Market, Foot Patrol, Patta, SURRENDER and others.
No.3, Alley 35, Lane 181, Section 4 | Map
Zhongxiao East Road
Da’an Dist., Taipei City 106, Taiwan
September 28th, 2013 (Saturday) – INVINCIBLE East
October 4th, 2013 (Friday) – Worldwide