Today, Converse Inc. announces their first collaboration with modern British luxury brand Hancock Vulcanised Articles, bringing rubber-bonded, water-repellant materials to the classic Jack Purcell mid-top sneaker. The rubberized upper brings the label’s pioneering, handmade outerwear techniques to footwear, creating a modern sneaker that’s clean and durable, encapsulating a rich heritage of craftsmanship.
The Converse Jack Purcell x Hancock sneaker is released in three fresh, seasonal colors - indigo, summer yellow and mastic gray – all featuring a soft lining with a unique phytology print of the Siphona Elastica plant, which is used to manufacture rubber. A tasteful Hancock Vulcanised Articles logo is stitched on the heel tab of each sneaker, and seams are bonded with the same precision that is the hallmark of Hancock outerwear. The design is capped with the signature Jack Purcell smile.
Today, Converse Inc. announces the release of the brand new track, “Hero” featuring Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Frank Ocean and Diplo. Visit ConverseMusic.Tumblr.com to download "Hero" for free.
As part of Converse’s ongoing Three Artists. One Song music series, “Hero” marks the brand’s ninth single that celebrates musical creativity, bringing together a dynamic group of artists from varying genres. The unique collaboration teams up legendary musicians Mick Jones (The Clash, Big Audio Dynamite) and Paul Simonon (The Clash, The Good, The Bad & The Queen), recording artist Frank Ocean and internationally acclaimed producer Diplo. The creation of the track is also documented in a behind-the-scenes video, which offers a sneak peek into the recording process.