08/01/2020 ~ Mohammad Yousaf

Feng Chen Wang Converse Jack Purcell Background, Detailed Look and, Resale Value

Feng Chen Wang is partnering up with Converse yet again, this time to celebrate both their heritage. The Feng Chen Wang Converse Jack Purcell price is $130 and drops in 2 colorways on August the 6th. Keep reading for more details!

We’ve seen some super profitable drops this past month and August seems to be no different. This Multi-Billion Dollar market is a gold mine for all those with the right tools and knowledge.

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Although market for the Feng Chen Wang Converse Jack Purcell seems small, it might be a profitable one. We’ve seen previously that this collaboration is profitable with a few sneakers but it can go either way. A few other releases have bricked pretty hard.

Before we get into a detailed analysis, let’s get into some background information!

Converse  Jack Purcell| Background

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Who exactly was Jack Purcell? You may be forgiven to ask that question as he wasn’t some Hot-Shot basketball/football superstar. He was however, a great badminton player that was a force to be reckoned with during the 1930s.

The Canadian born player won the 1933 badminton championship and that’s when he started to become a house hold name in Canada. He was later approached by B.F Goodrich company in Canada to design a shoe for badminton.

Later on, the sneakers became so popular that legendary celebrities started rocking them. Curt Cobain and James Dean being a notable few among the many stars that took a liking to jack’s creation.

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James Dean in his Converse Jack Purcell Via Active Ride Shop

During the 1970s, the right to the sneakers were bought by Converse. Converse likely took inspiration from the jack Purcell sneaker when creating the iconic ‘Chuck Taylor’.

Later on, the Jack Purcell was turned into a skateboarding shoe in 2017 after a collaboration with Polar Skate Co. Later on, Jack Purcell went on to become a stock broker however, his sneaker legacy lives on.

Feng Chen Wang x Converse

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Feng Chen Wang is a London based menswear designer that grew up in China during the clamorous times of the one child policy law.

As she grew up with a family size over the limit. Her mother had to hide her pregnancy from officials and sometimes even strangers. Wang’s mother would often submerge herself in the river to avoid getting caught.

These moments are often reflected onto Wang’s works through various drawings and designs. Wang said in an interview with i-d.vice that “I collate my personal experiences in my work”. You could argue that a piece of her memory goes into a lot of her work pieces.

Although not wanting to be a designer during her early years, her artistic prowess made it a crime for her to do anything else. Soon after graduation, Wang started what she was always destined to do. Design.

Her achievements include being an addition to MAN and having earned the attention of the likes of TOPMAN and Fashion East.

In 2019, Feng Chen Wang debuted her collaboration with Converse at Shanghai Fashion Week. The pair have made a few revered sneakers in the past, both with high and low resale values.

To estimate the resale value of the, Feng Chen Wang Converse Jack Purcell let’s head over to StockX.

Converse Jack Purcell Chukka Mid A$AP Nast Beechnut

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Retail Price: $100

Peak Resale: $125

Release Date: 03/22/2019

Colorway: Beechnut/Black-White

This high-top converse sneaker rocks a pretty unique design. It features a beechnut upper with thick black laces for some nice contrast. The mid-foot and toe box region as well as the sole are all blacked-out.

It’s Cool looking shoe but pretty dead resale. The average selling price is just $78 and I don’t need to do the math for you to know that re-sellers mostly lose money by selling these. At peak prices however, gross profit is $25 which is still quite low.

Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star 70s Hi Feng Chen Wang Sleet (W)

From StockX

Retail price: $100

Peak Resale: $100

Release Date: 11/08/2019

Colorway: Sleet/White-White

This eye catching metallic silver sneaker came in women’s exclusive sizing. It rocks a smoothed out Sleet upper with grey underlay and a thick white sole. Apart from the usual ‘Converse’ branding you can find “Girl Power” engraved on the later side.

Although they look great, resale is pretty low. They’ve been sold for a maximum $100 on StockX while the average reselling price is even lower. There’s also a very low number of overall sales so the low resale may be due to lack of hype.

Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star 70s Hi Feng Chen Wang White

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Retail Price: $100

Peak Resale: $255

Release Date: 11/15/2019

Colorway: White/Vintage White

This is perhaps the best example to use when estimating resale for the Feng Chen Wang Converse Jack Purcell.

The sneaker features a monochromatic white and grey upper made of full grain leather. An OrthoLite insole and a thick white sole finishes off the design.

The market for these is also quite unsubstantial but sneakers have been sold for as high as $255. That’s a $155 gross profit.

Feng Chen Wang Converse Jack Purcell| Detailed Look

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Retail Price: $130

Estimated Resell: $180

Release Date: 08/06/2020

Colorways: Sea Salt & Black

Feng Chen Wang and Converse are back with another super unique couple of sneakers.

The first colorway, known as ‘Sea Salt’ comes dressed in a white upper and grey underlay. White laces, a white sole and, white toe box complete the design. The second comes with a black upper while a white toe box and sole finish off the design.

Both sneakers are constructed with a mixture of sued and leather. The upper is designed with a multi layered style that may appeal to many. A few subtle details include “王逢陈” which is writing in Mandarin that spells the designers name.

Take a closer look with the detailed images.

Feng Chen Wang Converse Jack Purcell Sea Salt:

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Feng Chen Wand Converse Jack Purcell Black:

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Estimated Resell

Although a lot of the sneakers from the duo have not sold well on the secondary market. This one might actually see some profits. That’s mostly because they look pretty good, similar to the Feng Chen Wang Converse Chuck Taylor white.

To get your money back after a standard US tax rate and service fee, you’ll need to sell them for at least $155. Hus by using my estimated resell value, expect profits of around $25 on SockX.

By selling on eBay, profits can be as high as $50 per pair.

Where to Buy

You can get your hands on the Feng Chen Wang Converse Jack Purcell on August the 6th at 12:00 AM EST. They’ll be available at select retailers and Converse.com

Soon you’ll also be able to buy them on secondary markets such as GOAT and StockX.

Conclusion

Feng Chen Wang x Converse Jack Purcell Sea Salt & Black

Retail Price: $130

Estimated Resell: $180

Release Date: 08/06/2020

Where to Buy: Converse.com

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