Jeff Staple is at it again, taking inspiration from his beloved pigeons to create a themed alternative to a classic sneaker. This time around he has partnered up with Puma to create the Puma Pigeon, aka the “Pigeon” Suede.
For those not so familiar with Jeff Staple and Staple Design, may we suggest you spend a few hours doing a little research around the man, his design work, his magazine, his store, his brand and his numerous pigeon themed collaborations. We won’t waste your time here, as there is almost too much to talk about. For a man who proudly declares a lack of focus on popular trends, Jeff Staple has ironically created his own micro-trend with the pigeon theme.
“I don’t follow trends. Ever. I purposefully mute myself to them.” – Jeff Staple
Here we see Jeff focus on Puma’s ultimate classic, the Suede, moving the manufacturing to Japan to increase the quality further with the use of luxuriously high end suede all over the sneaker and a soft pink leather lining, a reference to Jeff’s close attachment to Japan. Other unique details include the removal of the Puma branding on the heel, the addition of the recognisable embroidered pigeon and the renaming of the shoe on the side panel. This collaboration marks the beginning of Puma’s celebrations for the 45th anniversary of the Suede. We’re intrigued to see what else they have lined up.