“I just wanted to make something hopeful,” Ian says of his 1HUND(RED) Jack Purcell V3 shoe design, which is inspired by a single white blood cell. “It’s about a clean slate – something completely pure.” Ian’s 1HUND(RED) shoe isn’t his first positive vision. The graphic designer turned sneaker aficionado turned entrepreneur, has always made something of his good ideas. The founder of Kicks Hawaii, Ian is a pioneer in the world of sneaker culture with significant contributions including two 2007 collaboration debuts in support of Converse (PRODUCT) RED and his highly sought after 2004 Kicks Hawaii Nike Dunk collaboration. Bringing the spirit of aloha to everything he touches, Ian recently joined Converse, where he now spends his days working on the brand’s most limited product. The shoe goes on sale tomorrow Saturday August 29th and will be available at the following retailers:
Depending on the products sold 5 – 15% of the net sales of CONVERSE (PRODUCT) RED shoes goes directly to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
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