Sole Identity #AJ2 – Laser Etched Wood

Is the soul of a sneaker reflected in the sole?

This is #AJ2 in the series of sneaker inspired art, based on the sole of the Jordan Brand sneakers. (Jordan II sole)

Laser etched on wood panel (1.5″ deep profile).
Hand sanded, then finished with a medium stain and gloss coated.
Due to nature of wood, each one is unique.
Measures 10″x10″ .

Limited Edition of 23. Individually signed and numbered.

Now available at the shop.

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Nike Air C-Phaze – Sneakey

Its the last week of #weeklytoyproject and I survived the task of creating or customizing a designer toy every week for a year. For this final week, I decided to create another Sneakey and found another old pair of basketball sneakers to work with. The Nike Air C-Phaze was a lower cut basketball shoe that featured visible max air and a huge “MAX” lettering design on the heel that made it very distinct. This colorway of Anthracite / Metallic Silver / Dark Charcoal made for a really nice looking sneaker, and now a cool looking Sneakey.

Be sure to check back on New Year’s Eve for a full recap of the #weeklytoyproject! Hope everyone is having a great holiday week!

Nike Shox VC – Sneakey

The Nike Shox VC Basketball shoe was the first signature shoe for Vince Carter and one of the first shox based sneakers. Released in 2002, the VC featured a zippered vinyl sheath, full length shox and several different colorways. While creating this Sneakey, it was interesting to see the hidden layers that were under the sheath and all the small details, from one of the most technical and expensive releases at that time. Like a tough baller, the goggles are probably my favorite element of this little guy.

 

Sneakey – Converse All Star

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker is a staple for people all over the world. Introduced in 1917 to be utilized in basketball, this signature shoe has infiltrated pop culture and is loved by millions. Here is my attempt at creating a Sneakey out of a pair in “Black Denim”. I really liked this colorway and was able to cop a pair for myself to rock as well.

Sneakey – Nike Shox BB4

The Nike Shox BB4 was one of the first shox based basketball sneakers and were actually pretty comfortable on the court.  Released in 2000, these sneakers were famously worn by Vince Carter in the Olympics when he jumped over the 7 foot Frenchman Fredric Weis. Like my other basketball shoes, they eventually wore out, so once again, here was another opportunity to create a  new Sneakey.

Sneakey – Nike Shox ID Elevate

This week’s toy is the newest “Sneakey”, created out of my pair of Nike Shox ID Elevate’s. These Nike ID’s were a birthday present from my friend Bev from years ago and I played a lot of basketball in them. She designed them with the idea of “UCLA colors” (with orange accents) and added the personal touches of my birth month and day, as well as one of my nicknames. What better way to preserve them, than to create another “Sneakey”?

Sneakey – Nike Huarache 2K4 – Zoom

Here is “Zoom” another Sneakey, created out of my pair of Nike Huarache 2K4 basketball shoes. When they first arrived on the scene, the Huarache 2K4 had a very distinct look, but still maintained the signature elements of other “Huaraches”. Zoom Air and a carbon fiber plate helped these perform on the court as well. Definitely one of my favorite sneakers to ball in as well as others, evidenced by the various re-releases.

Sneakey – Nike Air Max Elite – Lito

Sneakey, named “Lito”, created out of a pair of my Nike Air Max Elite basketball sneakers. These were the supposed heir apparent of the Nike Air Force 1’s but have not gained the same following (as of yet?). They featured full max air cushioning and a “monkeypaw” stabilizer.

Sneakey – Nike Hyperdunk – Grayson

Another Sneakey lives! This time I decided to “retire” my pair of Nike Hyperdunk ID basketball shoes that have been worn out after a couple seasons (including 2 successful CC BBall League Championships). They were pretty much done as far as basketball use, so after cleaning them up a bit , I figured I might as well recycle them and create another Sneakey. His name is “Grayson”, and it seems like he may be from another planet.