One thing can be said for Jack Purcell sneakers, they have a distinctive look that makes them recognizable despite cross-brand collaborations and modifications. The new Converse Jack Purcell Pro ($85) comes from a campaign with Swedish apparel brand Polar Skate Co.

The shoe has a high-quality suede upper with branding on the heel stay, tongue back, and sockliner while the Polar Skate Co. “Happy and Sad’ graphic rocks the license plates. The dual-density OrthoLite sockliner has a Nike Zoom airbag to pamper your feet, and, since it is a Jack Purcell, the midsole is white and the outsole is superior-grip traction rubber.

Seeing that Purcell created the shoe as a better alternative to any existing badminton shoe, this Canadian Champion added the now-iconic ‘smile’ across the toe – his salute to casual style and joie de vivre!