Most of the sneaker world, and even those who don’t know sneakers, know about the “Pigeon” Dunk Low SB’s. But how many remember the Converse Sea Star Mid that was released globally on February 7th, 2009? There was some drama and hype building up to the release of the Sea Star as colette apparently didn’t get the memo and released the limit sneaker two weeks early. But that didn’t lower the excitement and team at Staple. This included found Jeff Staple who was especially proud of the work they did on the model. “The Sea Star never existed before as a mid, only as a low. We added the mid and the puffed out collar to give it a bit of skate/city appeal.”
Staple x Converse Sea Star Mid “Pigeon” uploaded by we did it in style**
But this new look didn’t take away from the boat shoe origins of the model. That includes features like a water-resistant collar and the outsole that features nautical inspired terms. But the build and look of the sneaker is all Staple. Diving into the Converse catalog a wide combination of materials are featured. This includes different leathers, suede and mesh textile.
The look of New York’s mascot, the pigeon, is seen in the multiple shades of grey coupled with hits of white and salmon on the liner and laces seen throughout the side panel. And of course the pigeon added onto the tongue. Staple proved once again that the “Pigeon” motif is a build that works on multiple applications and it’s no surprise to see the all-purpose choices stomping around the streets of New York.