Have you heard about Jack Purcell? Most of young people nowadays did not know about him but you probably knew the famous shoes brand that he made. Jack was the world champion in badminton and he get his career in 1929 and 1930. Three years later he claim his world champion which in 1933. You can find in internet about that information. He then decides to retire in 1945 and change his career as stock broker. Beside that background he also a shoes designer. Jack or John Edward Purcell was a designer of port shoes. His design gets famous and made him popular until today.
Jack Purcell: Badminton Career
Jack Purcell is a Canadian professional badminton athlete. He beats all of the world badminton players and become a leading player in the entire world in 1932. He pronounces his world champion after he beats all top players that come from Canada, America, and British. He keeps his triumph until he retires in 1945. Before that year he often got challenge by other player for his champion status but he succeeds to beat them all and keep his success. The Canadian Press dedicates the Canada’s Outstanding Athlete of the 20th Century for Purcell for his achievement.
Jack Purcell: Athlete, Stockbroker And Shoe Designer
Beside his sport live Jack Purcell also a stockbroker which also becomes a member of Toronto Stock Exchange. He lives in Toronto until he died in 1991 when he is 87 years old. He designs the canvas and also rubber sneaker for badminton in 1935. He designed it to gives more protections and support on badminton courts.
In the 1970s, Converse purchased the trademark rights to Jack Purcell sneakers – which it still produces and sells today. The shoe, which is similar in appearance to Converse’s Chuck Taylor All-Stars, can be distinguished by the signature “smile” across the toe. Converse “Jack Purcell” are still popular – but more for their vintage fashion appeal than for athletic use.