These days, shoe collaborations are as common as your local jock being able to kickflip. Sure, that was impressive years ago, but it no longer holds such a mystique.
The same could be said about the current state of footwear. In an over-saturated market filled with trendy colors, unnecessary technical materials, and promos that resemble Hollywood blockbusters, we wanted to scale it all back.
Celebrating our long-standing relationship with Converse CONS, we stripped their timeless Jack Purcell of its innocence and stitched our own mantra, “Look Alive,” onto the tongue. The phrase has become our go-to way to yell at friends and rally them for a night of questionable decisions or pester them during their next hangover.
The shoe’s exterior is a discreet mix of premium leather and suede. Like a good party, the details seem simplistic from far away, but become more enticing and deliberate up close. The interior is directly influenced by the spontaneity of New York nightlife, featuring club flyers you’d find on any corner near our HQ in Brooklyn. Accented with gold eyelets and a gold embossed Jenkem, it all sits on top of a bone outsole. Boasting reflective 3M along the heel and a satin draped tongue, our shoe gets more seductive as the day goes on.
But that’s all just stupid technical lingo to tell you that the Jenkem JP Pro is designed to welcome the unexpected.
Getting lost and finding secret raves, friends for the night, crusty skate spots and making them all yours.
Blades – Manhattan, NY
KCDC – Brooklyn, NY
Labor – Manhattan, NY
Seasons – Albany, NY
Civil – Rhode Island
Theory – Holyoke, MA
Atlas – San Mateo, CA
Boarders Sports – Southern California
Unified – Los Angeles, CA
Cowtown – Arizona
Daddies Board Shop – Portland, OG
Overload – San Diego, CA
Pawnshop – Los Angeles, CA
Pharmacy – Southern California & Las Vegas
Furnace – Buena Park, CA
Val Surf – Southern California
Identity – Buena Park, CA
Legends Boardshop – Southern California
PLA – Northern California
Prodigy – Clovis, CA
303 Boards – Denver, CO
510 – Berkley, CA
BLX – Tuscon, AZ
Emage – Denver, CO
Select – Costa Mesa, CA
Kingswell – Los Feliz, CA
DLX – San Francisco, CA
Premier – Grand Rapids, MI
Uprise – Chicago, IL
Familia – Minneapolis & St. Pauls, MN
Homebase Skate Supply – Vincennes, IN
Subsect – Des Moines, IA
Humidity – New Orleans, LA
Skatepark of Tampa – Tampa, FL
Black Sheep – Charlotte, NC
No Comply – Austin, TX
Still Life – British Columbia, Canada
September 24, 2019 2:20 pm
Who is Cliff Kaufman and why did you take me to his LinkedIn?
On a side note, since you guys are in BK, ever hit up Other Half?
September 24, 2019 5:45 pm
think it’s a reference to the guy who taught marc johnson to kickflip
September 24, 2019 2:39 pm
If you don’t get the Cliff Kaufman reference, do your homework.
September 24, 2019 2:43 pm
Got it, thanks. Same dude?
September 24, 2019 5:06 pm
Smack My Bitch Up! Nice video.. :)
September 28, 2019 1:52 pm
sick vid, i wanted to sht on it but it was rad