This just might be some eBayer's lucky day. Up for sale is an Absolutely Phenomenal, Vintage, Vibrant (no fading), Navy Blue, Low Top, Pair of Men's Sneakers in their Original Box. The box is stamped in uppercase print, JACK PURCELL - MENS OXFORD - NAVY CANVAS - 17145 - SIZE 8-1/2 M. The box also retains its original sticker with the price. Blue lid is stamped, THE MEYER-PAK BOX - THE FRANK C.
" It is also marked, "CONVERSE RUBBER COMPANY - (with date) 1975. " The simple, single-layer, paperboard box and lithographed, string-enforced lid are in poor condition, having a multitude of imperfections - including stains, creases, blemishes, scratches, folds, tears, abrasions, and the words "Tennis Shoes hand-written in black magic marker. These eponymous sneakers are in EXCELLENT condition... Probably having not been worn more than a couple times in their 43-year history!These special shoes have the heavy (dark) blue, Jack Purcell ("closed" P), script-logo on the heel label. The insoles are marked (in green and white), "Posture Foundation - Sanitized - RIGID WEDGE - PF Converse, " and are completely intact. Shoe lining is perfect, and is stamped, "8-1/2 - M - 17145, " one more boldly than the other. Red tags on trichromatic soles bear the iconic "Jack Purcell" name with the words MADE IN U. Recessed, blue, beveled edges that circumscribe the red Purcell logo are embossed with the numbers 994, in addition to the size (8-1/2). Shoelaces, I would assume, are the originals, and appear to be in excellent condition, as well. Rubber soles are supple, not rigid. Other rubber components are properly adhering to shoes without any separation. Double stitching is completely intact. Either shoe has 16 bright and shiny metal eyelets (2 for ventilation and 14 for lacing).
White toe cap and bumper are checkered (-patterned), and both have a faint pinkish-colored hue or streak - likely a reaction from the glue used in manufacturing (see last photo). Approximate dimensions of these classic fish-heads (measured from bottom of shoe) are 11-1/2" (Heel to Toe) x 4" (Greatest Width), and weigh a total of 2 pounds. I think that covers just about everything. Here is a rare opportunity to acquire a very desirable pair of vintage, 1975, Jack Purcell shoes (with box)!
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We will point out any flaws that we see. We will also give the measurements and weight of each item when possible. Carefully read our descriptions and view the photographs to form your own opinion about an item. We will answer each and every question honestly and accurately.WE GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR INTEREST IN OUR ITEMS. The item "Rare Vintage'75 Converse JACK PURCELL Oxford 17145 USA Shoes Posture Foundation" is in sale since Tuesday, July 31, 2018. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Men's Shoes\Athletic". The seller is "melsantiques" and is located in Bel Air, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States.