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There is always something special about Japanese influence on a common product or brand. Converse Japan 2013 February Releases see two classic silhouettes being recreated, namely the Chuck Taylor All Star Hi and Jack Purcell. Edits to the sneakers include the use of choice materials such as nep chambray, deadstock denim, vintage floral knits and leather suede. Further detailing includes zipper closures, brogue-like perforations and even easy slip on/off wear. Although not quite as charming as a pair of classic canvas white Chucks, these tasteful recreations surely deserve a second look.