It is common practice for high fashion and sportswear to take influence from each other, yet it is rare for sneaker models to be turned into dress shoes. CONVERSE is definitely not afraid to try fresh ideas, and these Jack Purcell Dress Leather shoes are certainly breaking new grounds for the athletic company. The basic silhouette of the Jack Purcell sneakers are translated onto a narrower last, retaining its trademark toe cap design. Even though its iconic 'smile' was stripped from the toe section, it is still easily recognizable as a Jack Purcell. CONVERSE Japan will be launching these shoes soon, but there are no words on worldwide release just yet.