In 1935, Jack Purcell designed a shoe to provide more protection and stability on badminton and tennis courts; fast forward to 2012 and Converse‘s Jack Purcell shoe is now available in a multitude of styles and colorways. One of the more interesting iterations, the mid-top boat shoe was developed not with the court in mind but boat decks. Available in a navy colorway, these nautical-inspired shoes will keep your feet looking good no matter the conditions. Sporting the classic Jack Purcell smile and featuring broken-in leather for the upper and rawhide laces to keep things in place, these are sure to become another classic. Available now, you can find these at Converse stockists and online at Converse’s web store with a retail price of $85 USD.