October 2, 2009 BY bam
The Nike Doernbecher Freestyle Foundation Auction was a huge success, partly with the help of SOLE. But not only is their help in the form of heavy promotion, but adding to the overall vibe by creating inspiring art provoked by the inspirational event itself. Additional to the wall pieces we recently showed, Vincent aka Krupky of SOLE also created this. Though the Yeezy was not one of the models used in the Doernbecher colleciton, or is the Nike product that is symbolic with “Air,” it certainly is a great selection to use as an art piece in the light of the serious buzz around its release.
A single Air Yeezy (the right shoe in the Black/Pink colorway to be exact), was deconstructed and assembled into an abstract airplane. The contours of the shoe itself seem to make it quite enabling to resemble an aircraft. The padding from the ankle’s upper accent as spoilers for the wings, the glow sole gives life to the figure of the fuselage, the pull tab acts as a rudder and the lacelock fits nicely in the jet engines. Bits of the sole were even utilized as runway lights. And like all models that need to be proudly displayed, the shoelaces are cleverly used to hang the final product. Overall a nice concept and good execution. Props to Krupky of SOLE.