Converse Group Up With Hancock Vulcanised Articles
American footwear from Converse has received the British weather remedy in a new partnership with luxury coat maker, Hancock Vulcanised Articles.
The American firm – at the moment 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 3 summer season shades: indigo, yellow and grey. Each and every piece is capped with the signature Jack Purcell smile.
The footwear also feature Hancock’s Siphonia Elastica rubber-proofed uppers, alongside the firm’s manual bonding strategies, with the aim of creating a clean, sturdy and fashionable shoe.
Hancock Vulcanised Articles is a modern life-style label, offering modern rubber-bonded outerwear. Daniel Dunko and Gary Bott, who started the Scotland-based brand in 2012, use strategies identified as far back as the nineteenth century. The pair take inspiration from British inventor Thomas Hancock, who pioneered waterproofing tactics.
Bolt describes the trainers as: “Something special that reflects the contemporary, forward considering creative outlook of each 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 portion of Converse’s 1st String collection, a restricted 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, offered at Nike retailers and Converse retailers across the UK, priced at around £170.