For 40 years, SeaVees wasn’t in business after it was bought and sold by Converse. It was revived when Derek Galkin and Steven Tiller bought the SeaVees license. Since its re-launch in 2008, SeaVees has been serving straight-up California cool with their 60s era sneakers. Lest you be mistaken by its retro inspiration: SeaVees is all about updating the classic sneaker, whether it’s an innovative new insole, new lacing, or a more comfortable foot bed. Each shoe is named after an important date or time in California’s history.
For SS13, we’ll see the 08/63 Hermosa Plimsoll, honoring the first skateboard contest held in California in 1963. We’ll also be introduced to the 09/65 moccasins, with a foot bed made of bamboo canvas, which celebrates the interdependent values of 60’s hipster subculture.
Words by Javy Rodriguez