After Ian Ginoza, Staple and Huf, Blends is the next partner of the Converse 1HUND(RED) Artist Project. Blends and Converse collaborated to create a special (RED) edition of the original One Star shoe.
Blends co-founder Tak Kato says “The Blends One Star came from the idea of keeping it simple and minimal. We decided not to make a literal connection to (RED) with color or logos, but instead we wanted to create something that was consistent with the aesthetic of Blends and our clientele, which is ultimately about timelessness and quality. These are the aspects that we feel will ultimately encourage people to buy the sneaker even if they don’t know that potential for change that it holds.” Also, playing off the fact that the original Ones Star was a high-quality shoe for its time, Blends wanted to make this shoe ultra-high quality, by giving it premium, soft deer skin and paying attention to details without making something overly designed.
The Blends for Converse 1HUND(RED) Artists One Star is available in a low-top, black leather version. The shoe will launch at special events at each store from 7pm – 10pm at Blends in San Diego on Thursday October 22, Blends in Costa Mesa Friday October 23rd and Blends in Downtown Los Angeles on October 24th. It will also be available at select retailers globally after October 24th.
More images of the Blends x Converse 1HUND(RED) One Star follow after the jump.
Via Marcus Troy.