Staple Pigeon has just dropped this Gidra in collaboration with Puma to honor Asian-American history.
Founded by Jeff Staple in 1997, Staple Pigeon is a world-renowned brand which reflects the gritty and never-ending energy New Yorkers (and all urban dwellers) possess. It not only exists as a representation of New York, but The Pigeon is also the influence behind Staple’s extensive apparel range and collaborative items available across the world. More than 20 years later the brand is still going strong and continues to be a positive social contagion.
The latest STAPLE x Puma collaboration takes inspiration from Gidra, a California newspaper founded in 1969 to be a powerful Asian-American voice during the American civil rights movement. Pieces from the collection combine a clean, thoughtful aesthetic, with bold colors and graphics honoring Asian-American history. This take on the Slipstream follows the theme, with seamless color contrasting, snakeskin leather on the upper and vamp, and a gloss finish on the Formstrip. The back heels have both the iconic Puma and Pigeon logos, coupled with a tonal Gidra graphic on the leather tongue label.