Vena Cava for Converse 1HUND(RED) Artists Chuck Taylor All Star

Monday, December 7, 2009 by Wendy Lam

For Converse 1HUND(RED) Artists, Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock of Vena Cava did a version of their Havisu print, which captures their aesthetic, a combination of deco and Native American. “We want to wear it and we want our friends to wear it of course,” Buhai says. “If we designed a shoe that in even a small way helps with the AIDS situation in Africa, then we’re happy to do so.”

According to the Vena Cava girls, the shoes were hand drawn with a sharpie with hidden shout outs to Pappy Van Winkle, chocolate covered orange peels, Greta Garbo, Peter Lugers, Dr. Strangelove, and walrus. 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 shoe launched this past Saturday, December 5th at temporary locations of The (RED) Store in New York City, San Francisco and London and select retailers globally and also on Shoes retail for $75 and will be available in unisex sizing. I’m loving these new Vena Cava for Converse 1HUND(RED) Artists Chuck Taylor All Star!

NYC: The (RED) Store, 680 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10019, USA
SF: The (RED) Store, Flood Building, 890 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
LONDON: The (RED) Store, 376-384 Oxford Street, London, W1C 1JY, UK

More pics after the jump…



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One thought on “Vena Cava for Converse 1HUND(RED) Artists Chuck Taylor All Star

  1. Hey man. There are some things I would like to say to you.

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    2. The converse shoes you’re talking about in this post… do you have any idea of where to get shoes like that? I think they look very good, and I’m interested in buying a pair. I’ve been looking all over the net, but I can’t seem to find ’em. How about posting a link to the store where you could actually buy a pair of those next time? Would be much easier for people like me.

    Anyway, don’t let me waste your time… thanks for a great blog and keep up the good work!

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