I found a 12, but I must share my story with you….
It really upsets me that Converse or Comme Des Garcons do not produce these cool shoes in a size 12 Jack Purcell, or an 11.5 in Converse All Stars. I am a big fan of this shoe, and would purchase all of the colorways.
I don’t know what it is about these shoes, but in reality they are just plain old Jack Purcells with a red heart on the side with some eyeballs, and a contrast black or white stripe on the back heel. (They come in both off white and black Jack Purcells & All Stars Chuck Taylors)
But you know what? Those little subtle details is what makes this shoe stand out. I know this. I am obsessed with these shoes so when I found out they did not make 12’s or 11.5 I freaked and researched until I was blue in the face.
I called all around the world, emailed stores, and even made some friends along the way. What I found out was that they used to make size 12 when they first came out a couple of years ago, when the shoe was manufactured out in the US, but since CDG is based in Japan they have now moved the manufacturing to Japan, and the largest size they make is a US 11 in all styles.
BUMMER!!!! So if Converse or Comme Des Garcons is reading this. Please make 12’s or 11.5 or bigger sizes. For those that know me… Yes I am still complaining and instagramming is not getting my message across fast enough.
Oh, BTW… I found these from a shoe collector who purchased them from another shoe collector and was in MINT condition, worn only twice.
My wife who is insane about DIY’s (do it yourselves) projects has gotten herself prepped for studding her brand new black Converse Hi Tops. Her inspiration comes from the glam rock, punk rock days and also by browsing Etsy.com and noticing how crazy insane some of the prices are for someone to stud up your Chuck Taylors.
Here are some examples
If you are like us and enjoy crafts and projects and are willing to do it yourself, then do what we did.
1. We picked up a pair of Converse High Tops from Zappos.com for $45.00
– Reason is there is no tax
– Excellent customer service, the best out there next to Nordstroms
– VIP’s get free overnight shipping
2. We ordered a variety of studs off of ebay.com
– Here you can find a variety of studs in different sizes and shapes
– Most come from China so expect a 10-14 day wait time
– All are good quality, and also they usually give you more than you order
– Overall its cheap and shipping is free or very very minimal.
Overall Project cost was $60.00
Undefeated X Converse Jack Purcell
I love collaborations. Bringing two emerging companies together to put out an even better product. Jack Purcell X Undefeated stays true to the shoe with suttle changes to the Jack Purcell smile on the front of the cap toe with a nice red color.
I also like the Undefeated strikes logo on the back of the shoe that hangs out over the heel as a detail and change to the already timeless shoe.
For $65.00 I think these are definitely a great price for these two brands sharing one piece of canvas.
For more info check out the link below
Its very rare that my wife and I get to have a night out, but when we do, we try to make the most out of it. Here is a photo that shows our appreciation for the shoes on our feet. I don’t know many who will look down and say, “lets take a picture of our shoes,” but I am so glad she does.
I am wearing some Waxed Canvas Black Converse with black laces
She is wearing Leopard Flats from Steve Madden