Earlier this year Jeff Staple and Converse designed and introduced the Sea Star Mid, a revamped model of the Sea Star Low. The sneakers were debuted with Jeff Staple’s signature Pigeon motif and sold out instantly when they hit the shelves.
Recently Converse reached out to Jeffagain and asked him to revisit the Sea Star Mid design, this time for the Converse 1HUND(RED) Campaign presented by Converse which helps to save lives in Africa and fight the ever growing spread of AIDS in the country. In keeping with the whole (RED) theme, Jeff kept this version simple. The shoes feature a black upper with accents of white and red, red to replace the pink usually found on the pigeon themed sneakers such as the original Sea Star Mids. Same features as the earlier Pigeon version are all present and accounted for, besides for the actual pigeon branding on the tongue. You still have the Staple tag on the upper, the staple branded insoles and the Staple rubber stamp on the heel. Mid cut puffed out collar to provide plenty of comfort, warmth and protection (a design feature which Jeff made sure was included on the Sea Star Mid during the design phase). The Outsole features nautical inspired terms and the exterior of the collar is water resistant as well. Unfortunately there is no Pigeon branding on these
The new Converse 1HUND(RED) x Staple Design Sea Star will premiere October 8th, 2009 and be sold exclusively at Reed Space in New York City.