San Francisco’s HUF joined in the Converse on their 1HUND(RED) project and developed something that hits just the right spot in fusing both company’s aesthetics and visions together. Taking a reference from the skate and surf culture that HUF’s Keith Hufnagel was deeply involved in (Hufnagel was a professional skateboarder in 1992), the label decided to adopt the Converse Skidgrip which debuted in the 1980s. Keeping the look clean in a black on black with “H” monograms subtly referencing vintage skate graphics, the shoes’ only pops of colors come from the top red eyelets (for the charity) and clean white soles adorned with a HUF logo on the side.
Since this is a charity project, a percentage of the net wholesale price will go into fighting AIDS in Africa. The shoes will drop very soon on Oct 3 globally, and will also be available in store at HUF SF and HUF LA.
Release Date: October 3rd (Saturday)