Keeping a pair of Converse clean is a fairly tough ask at this wet and windy time of year.
After all, when we’re not dodging puddles deep enough to delight any cackling Ned Ryersons, we’re evading flecks of mud like bullets in ‘Nam in a bid to ensure our kicks stay relatively fresh before the eventual dirtying (then you can pretend you're the sixth unkempt member of The Strokes all you like).
So best not to automatically dismiss this rather bizarre looking pair of Converse Jack Purcell, created in collaboration with Hancock Vulcanised Articles. Why? They take keeping your feet dry to the next level thanks to a partial rubber cover in a smashing mastic grey, offering galosh-esque protection as you're on the move.
Hovering mid-way up these sneakers, it’s almost like a sartorial reptile shedding its skin, and worn with a nice pair of black or grey chinos, surely offsetting the white toe cap and black upper layer, we’re confident the look can be pulled off.
Failing that, you can just wrap supermarket bags over your current pair of trainers.
They’re now available to buy on Converse.com in the US; and are slated for a January UK release; £155