ARTICLE BY Ross Dwyer
mastermind JAPAN x Converse Jack Purcell GORE-TEX
mastermind JAPAN x Converse Jack Purcell GORE-TEX
mastermind JAPAN x Converse Jack Purcell GORE-TEX

mastermind JAPAN Link with Converse for GORE-TEX-Lined Jack Purcells
Release: 30 November 2021

mastermind JAPAN and Converse know how to follow the old 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' rule. The two's colabs are always black and white, always feature mastermind JAPAN's signature skull and crossbones graphic, and (almost) always use a punk rock and biker culture-inspired metal stud on their top eyestay. Sometimes they even add special materials, and that's the case on their latest – two ,GORE-TEX lined takes on the classic Jack Purcell.

Arriving in both high and low-top options, each pair boasts all the above-mentioned details, plus a mastermind JAPAN spellout graphic on the Jack Purcell's signature white rubber toe cap, GORE-TEX embellishments, branded lace tips and a small skull graphic towards the rear of the midsole. The high-top iteration takes things a step further with a custom silver zipper for ease of entry and removal, and both are completed with a React HD midsole for cushy comfort.

The mastermind JAPAN x Converse Jack Purcell GORE-TEX collection will release via mastermind JAPAN, Converse Japan and select Japanese retailers come November 30. As Converse Japan is separate from Converse internationally, these kicks likely won't see a global release.

Want to check out more Converse news? Have a gander at the tech behind the comfort-centric features of the brand's Chuck Taylor All-Star line here.

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