Skatewear is about going against the grain, and Converse and Pop Trading Company encapsulate that with their latest sneaker. It’s a Jack Purcell with a twist. The usual canvas uppers are replaced with plum-toned ‘Dragonskin’ leather, as the partners look to defy design norms and redefine traditional shredding gear. Some things are kept the same, though. Exaggerated foxing tape creates model-synonymous layering around the toe cap, which is signed off with Pop’s take on the iconic JP smile.