The Hudson’s Bay Company has teamed up with Converse to create the first sneaker featuring their iconic striped pattern. Every Canadian, and even people all over the world, know this print – it originated as a blanket and has since appeared on everything from bedding to canoes. Now you can wear it on your feet thanks to Converse’s Jack Purcell style.
I am obsessed with Converse (particularly Chuck Taylor’s – I could live in them), so this is such an exciting pairing for me.
According to HBC’s press release, the shoes will be “available in the Converse unisex Jack Purcell, Duck Boot and women’s Helen silhouettes. Each style embodies the Hudson’s Bay Company wool point blanket stripes, features threaded stitching and antique brass eyelets, and includes the Jack Purcell and Hudson’s Bay logos on the foot bed. These silhouettes also carry an official “Seal of Quality” maintaining the authenticity of Hudson’s Bay Company. Additionally, the Jack Purcell Duck features a leather collar and heel stay, as well as embroidery on the tongue of the shoe, generating an elevated style that merges these two iconic worlds.”
The Converse Hudson’s Bay Company Jack Purcell sneaker collection will be available for purchase exclusively at Hudson’s Bay Stores for $120-140 starting September 1, 2013!