Converse Team Up With Hancock Vulcanised Articles
American footwear from Converse has received the British weather treatment in a new partnership with luxury coat maker, Hancock Vulcanised Articles.
The American firm – currently enjoying a relaunch its 1970s All Star Chuck design – utilised Hancock VA’s expertise in crafted outerwear to produce a weatherised edition of the Jack Purcell style.
Constructed from water resistant materials, the Converse Jack Purcell x Hancock model comes in three summer shades: indigo, yellow and grey. Each piece is capped with the signature Jack Purcell smile.
The shoes also feature Hancock’s Siphonia Elastica rubber-proofed uppers, alongside the firm’s manual bonding techniques, with the aim of creating a clean, durable and fashionable shoe.
Hancock Vulcanised Articles is a modern lifestyle label, offering contemporary rubber-bonded outerwear. Daniel Dunko and Gary Bott, who started the Scotland-based brand in 2012, use techniques found as far back as the nineteenth century. The pair take inspiration from British inventor Thomas Hancock, who pioneered waterproofing techniques.
Bolt describes the trainers as: “Something special that reflects the modern, forward thinking creative outlook of both brands, but with a nod to tradition, craftsmanship and functionality.”
“There is no sneaker out there that could complement our style better than the Converse Jack Purcell,” he added.
The shoe forms part of Converse’s First String collection, a limited edition line that celebrates craftsmanship, authenticity and collaboration at the highest level.
The Converse Jack Purcell x Hancock model is on sale now in limited quantities, available at Nike stores and Converse retailers across the UK, priced at around £170.