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Entries in Converse Addict (6)

Sunday
Apr272014

Converse Addict Jack Purcell

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—01. Made in Japan.

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Converse Japan's Addict line is an elusive and otherwise impossible acquisition for those outside of Japan, but it can't hurt to admire what are quite possibly the simplest and most well designed canvas sneakers available, the Jack Purcell. The Addict version ups the ante with an EVA cup insole and Vibram outsole, as well as a more premium canvas upper. 

Available at Starling

Sunday
Oct202013

Converse Addict Star Canvas Hi

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—01. Japan exclusive.

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The Converse Addict range returns this fall with three versions of the hi-top Chuck Taylor, the most interesting of which is the navy canvas option with white stars.

Available at Doo-Bop

Thursday
Oct042012

Converse Addict Purcell

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—01. Off-white suede.

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It's been a couple of seasons since the Converse Addict line produced a great sneaker, in my opinion. Recently however they shifted their focus to the Jack Purcell, which turned out to be a good decision.

Converse Japan

Tuesday
Dec202011

Converse Addict High

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—01. Burgundy hi.

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In the last year or so I have been wearing the Converse Addict shoes pretty regularly. The only pair from this fall's release I wanted was the burgundy high tops. In fact it was the only recent purchase that I knew I would eventually make. They're pretty much my perfect sneakers, just need a few colors.

Available at Anoutcommune

Monday
Jan242011

The Anatomy of Converse Addict

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—01. Photographs by Saki Tagami.

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I definitely wasn't the first one to jump onto the Converse Addict range, but now that I have, I've been trying to track down a few more pairs before they are gone in certain models. The shoes do reach a somewhat shockingly high price point for one of the most classic and available styles in the world. But the folks at Hypebeast have taken a little deeper look inside the shoe. For me, the more comfortable Vibram sole, the soft leather lining and the upgraded choice of canvas make this classic all the better, particularly in the all white low model.

Images via Hypebeast

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Thursday
Jul152010

Want: Converse Addict Low

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—01. Simple colorway, goes with everything and will last.

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The white canvas sneaker is and has always been a fairly important item to have on a day to day basis, especially during the summer. I like it with chinos, denim and shorts so pretty much all the bases are covered. Lately my Vans have taken a fair beating and I have been looking for something to step in and shoulder some of the weight. Converse is an obvious choice but I've never really worn All Stars and have been wanting something slightly different. I've heard good reviews of the Converse Addict range that released in Japan last year and have been trolling eBay and Yahoo auctions lately for the low cut white canvas version. The Vibram sole, extra cushioning and slightly higher rand definitely have me close to pulling the trigger.

&mdashImage via GQ