Here we have a pair of Billy Joel shoes commissioned by an old friend from camp who really wanted to give a huge Billy Joel fan something special for his birthday.
The right shoe features the cover for the album Glass Houses from 1980 and the left shoe features the album The Stranger from 1977. This is the second pair of Converse that I’ve worked on and I have to say it went pretty well. I’m definitely thinking about working on more canvas sneakers in the future!
These were a pair of shoes I created for a Jays Care charity auction in September. I incorporated the new Blue Jays logo as well as the Maple Leaf logo from the batting practice/Canada Day hats. People enjoyed the look of the shoes and they ended up being sold in the auction so I was pretty happy in the end.
So these shoes were all designed for the same wedding. I painted 4 custom pairs for the groom and his groomsmen. Each pair had the same puzzle piece and writing on one shoe as well as a personalized image and phrase on the other. Those pairs went over pretty well with his boys so Shakha (the groom) asked me to make a pair for his fiance for their wedding. One pair of white leather wedges later and we have these beach themed wedding shoes that have very personalized images on the front and inside panels. Can’t explain them all, don’t really need to because they’re not for me! Hope this opens up a whole new line of ladies shoes though! Check out the pics in the gallery.
So I grabbed a pair of Nike Toki NDs on my last trip to the states and decided to do an homage to my (and pretty much everyone I know) favorite game system. These have never been worn before so I am willing to sell them (they’re size 10.5 US).
Here’s a link to the video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsKAyUHzN_o
Just in time for ComicCon?
Basically the same story as the Pittsburgh shoes… suckered into another pair
So I volunteer with a group of kids and one of them is a huge Pittsburgh fan. He loves the Steelers and the Penguins. He also loves sneakers. I showed him a couple of pairs that I painted and he just went ahead and asked me for a free pair… right in front of two incredibly gorgeous girls that I volunteered with. It’s hard enough to say “no” to a kid in a wheelchair. It gets a little harder when you have to do it in front of beautiful women… so here are the shoes (the last few shots are what the shoes looked like before I took the brush to them)