This is a custom colorway of a Nike Dunk SB. It is patterned after a Lantern Fly and designed to look worn and aged. Lantern flies are beautiful but they are an invasive species from China that pose a major threat to American industry. They hitched a ride in a container ship and could do untold damage to US forestry and agriculture. Authorities are telling people to kill them on sight.
This is a Nike Dunk University Red with custom postmodern corporate zombie art. These zombie mascots are crossing the rainbow bridge into the afterlife. Lol Mickey is wearing crocs. I’m so silly.
This is a pair of white Airforce Ones with sublimated psychedelic head explosion grafitti art. It is a jumbled mass of disparate images. The internet vomited on them. I added the second side. It is a little less chaotic and it doesn’t devolve into an amorphous blob when you see it from far away. This side makes it clear that the shapes coming out of his head transform into the creatures you see on side two. It is weird how memory and time work together. Airforce ones are old shoes. But I remember seeing grown people wear them when I was a kid. It is a weird cross up. I read somewhere that scientists are certain that all of time happens at once – we just experience it move in one direction because of some evolutionary adaptation that we developed to help us process the world. It explains why many smart people believe there is no freewill. How can you have freewill when everything that will happen has already happened?
Designed this back in 2019 when I was driving to Lexington from Atlanta. It is a hiking boot/running shoe with neoprene. I made a few revisions and changed it into a Huarache with a completely different upper. This is a shoe you can put on with no hands. The plastic frame on the back of the shoe lets you slip it on. Nike calls it Flyease. The Glide Flyease has an ugly frame on the back that looks like wonky Chinese architecture and this one is designed to look more conventional and aesthetically pleasing.
This is a Jordan One with modern technology. I added a string of fiber optic light around the structural shapes of the upper and on the logo. It has modern padding and a large glowing Air Max airbag. The hangman pattern is in 3m and it doesn’t show up until you hit it with a bright light. I made the silhouette more feminine and instead of all green – I made the shoe black so that the green would have more contrast and impact. I drew it on an iPad and then painted it on a MacBook in photoshop. Edit: made changes to the midsole – added alien elements.
This is another variation of Vapormax. It has such a cool name – it should be Nike’s best selling shoe. This one is influenced by 80s cyberpunk. It has garish Memphis colors and grime mixed with angular shapes, transparent soles with fiber optics and glowing neon bits that would look at home in Bladerunner. It also has a transparent mesh upper that is meant to look dirty and it has no laces. Lol drawing monsters has made me really good at drawing, painting and designing shoes.
This is a sneaker concept for Zion Williamson. It riffs on Nike’s Yeezys but it leans on the extraterrestrial vibe. The upper and midsole have fiber optics that are threaded throughout. It has the graceful silhouette of a Jordan with some alien technology added. The upper is made of a transparent mesh and other performance materials. Edit: Changed the midsole to make it sharper and have it work with the shapes in the back of the shoe to look like spines. Added a zipper to the side and removed the glowing button.
This is a retro inspired SB Hightop concept. It is made of suede and marked by bright Memphis dayglo colors and abstract shapes. It has a flat bottom for skaters and a gyroscope in the sole and an iphone app that lets you record, learn and correct tricks. The soles light up and they activate glowing surfaces on the skateboard. Shoes are so much like postmodern architecture.
I don’t like how Nike doesn’t have original shoes for SB. They need cool ironic retro shoes for women. These are based on the Seapunk subculture. They also have aerobicide elements.
I am fascinated by the union of high and low art. This is an imaginary collab between Nike and Balenciaga. It is a 90s running shoe that was dug out of an asteroid in space and left to circle the earth for 20 years before an astronaut snagged it on a spacewalk. It references the garbage collages of German dada artist Kurt Schwitters but instead of synthesizing bits of paper refuse I use thrift-store shoe parts as my medium.
This is a shoe concept for Jordan brand. Most of the work went into the airbag design. The upper is minimal so as not to detract from the glowing 80s retro futuristic alien technology sole. It has glowing plasma inside the airbag that sparks and fizzles when you walk.