Enlisted as a contributor to the 1HUND(RED) project, Keith Hufnagel and Hanni El Khatib, worked with Converse designers to create the Huf version of the Converse Skidgrip, a shoe from the Converse archives that originally debuted in the 1980s. “We wanted to reference the skate and surf vibe of the 1980s and the Skidgrip was a great, authentic foundation.” Keeping the styling clean and simple Huf gave it monochromatic black canvas uppers with a repeat “H” pattern on outer and lining that subtly references vintage skate graphics and type.
As a contributor to 1HUND(RED), a percentage of the net wholesale price of the shoe will go to help fight AIDS in Africa, giving consumers an opportunity to become agents of change and offering a way to turn design into power.
The Huf for Converse 1HUND(RED) Artists Skidgrip hi shoe is available in a high-top, black canvas version. The shoe launches globally on October 3rd 2009 and will be available at both Huf locations in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Shoes will retail for $75 and will be available in sizes 3.5 - 13.