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Canvas and Leather Jack Purcell Shoes by Converse
Jack Purcell was a Canadian world champion badminton player, and later became a stock broker. His hobby though was to design a quality athletic shoe for the badminton courts. Purcellís first design was for B.F. Goodrich in 1935. The trademark for his shoes was later purchased buy Converse in the 70ís. Today Jack Purcell sneakers are popular for their vintage designs and can always be distinguished by the signature ďsmileĒ across the toe box.