Sole Identity #AJ1 – Laser Etched Wood

Is the soul of a sneaker reflected in the sole?

This is #AJ1 in the series of sneaker inspired art, based on the sole of the Jordan Brand sneakers. (Jordan I sole)

Laser etched on wood panel (1.5″ deep profile).
Hand sanded, then finished with a deep chestnut 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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#23 Sneaker Lace Locks

Been testing new product ideas and so far, these laser cut sneaker lace locks have been turning out well.

First up, small “#23” lace locks to go with the popular Air Jordan sneaker, available in Red or Black (at the shop). As a fan of sneakers and a semi-retired sneaker collector, I want to create products that will enhance and benefit the sneaker culture/community. Using the #23 to compliment the Jordan Brand is an obvious choice. Here are the locks on my Laser IV’s and Black/Carolina Blue 14’s.

Check back for more designs for Jordan’s and other sneakers in the future.

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 – 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.