Hope everyone had a great holiday! Mine was pretty eventful. For one, I made this pretty great sweet potato salad. For two, I had stuffing that I enjoyed for the first time in my life. And finally, I played some pool with a random homeless guy at my local pool hall (I lost $5 but hey, he earned it). What more could I ask for?

Photo from www.hypebeast.com

Photo from www.hypebeast.com

But that’s neither here nor there. I’m back and today is World AIDS Day. In support of AIDS awareness, Converse has released the Leather Jacket Chuck Taylor as part of the (PRODUCT)RED line. (PRODUCT)RED is a partner brand fronted by Bono, U2 frontman and enthusiastic activist for world charities. A portion of the proceeds from all (PRODUCT)RED products go towards the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. To date, the brand has raised more than $135 million in funds.

The Chuck Taylors themselves consist of motorcycle jacket inspired red leather in a patchwork design with quilted lining, decorative zippers running up the vamp, and a zipper closure at the heel. They retail for $200USD. Check out some more pics after the jump.

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