Staple founded by Jeff Staple in 1997. He had walked in a boutique in New York wearing a shirt he had printed out in his silk screen class. He had no intentions to start his own brand. Jeff had walked out of the store with an order of 12 shirts, and that’s when Staple was officially open for busines, grew organically and began to gain visibility in NYC. In the process of building this burgeoning brand, Nike asked jeffstaple in 2005 to create a special commemorative sneaker that would represent New York. The Staple Pigeon Dunk SB was conceived and lead to much fanfare upon its release and exposed Staple—as well as sneaker culture—to the masses.Staple Pigeon is now a world renowned brand. It was inspired by street culture and design.