A collaboration between Converse and Hancock Vulcanised Articles has always been a no brainer. Their materials could not be more perfect for a weather-resistant sneaker and their latest model puts their water-repellent canvas on the Jack Purcell Signature Hi silhouette. The sneakers also feature a cured rubber heel stay and an OrthoLite footbed that is accompanied by Nike's Zoom Air technology. The sneakers will be available in Autumn, Taupe, and black with a Siphonia Elastica rubber plant print. The shoes will launch this Friday at Converse.com and select First String retailers in the US, Europe, and Asia.