In 2005, Jeff Staple and Nike changed sneaker culture forever with the release of the Pigeon SB Dunk. That release created hype, resellers and the drops that we've grown accustomed to today. Twelve years later, the team is back at it again-- cleaning the slate with a fresh, new aesthetic-- The BLACK PIGEON-- paving the way for the next wave of collaborations.
This video is merely a teaser for the in-depth conversation between Open Canvas host Taj Alexander and Staple's Design Director Courtney Walker. The two discuss their beginnings and the road to where they are now. Check out the full conversation here: https://soundcloud.com/opencanvas/staple
Jeff chops it up at Likelihood in Seattle, talking about what both streetwear and street culture mean to him. Jeff discusses the current state of fashion and his view on where it's heading. He goes on to reveal what it takes to build hype around a sneaker and what makes a shoe desirable in today's day and age. Watch the full interview in the video above!