Metal studs, black leather, skull motifs… all dead giveaway of this CONVERSE Jack Purcell Hi as a collaboration with mastermind JAPAN. Fresh off from its project with another Harajuku start-up, A Bathing Ape, the mastermind JAPAN x CONVERSE Jack Purcell Hi is in many ways a throwback to height of the so-called Harajuku culture a few years back, where black and white were the only color available anywhere. Accentuated with black leather ankle collar and studs, a zipper runs nearly vertical on the shoe’s side for easy entry. All black cotton canvas highlighted by contrast white stitching and the ubiquitous skull & cross bones embroidery on the heel panel. A cryptic message of “mastermind” and “love & peace” adorned the toe cap edge. As with all mastermind JAPAN collaborations, this CONVERSE Jack Purcell Hi will be available at a select few CONVERSE retail locations this coming December 1st.