October 20, 2009 BY Aaron Kr.
The sneaker and art worlds seem to cross paths quite a bit nowadays, whether it be through artist collaborations or simply through appreciation of sneaker design itself, but here we have a look at a custom concept that blends the two genres in a pretty unique and impressive way. Most of the artist collaborations we see take a contemporary approach to design, but rarely do we see some of the masters of wayback represented on a fresh pair of kicks. There were of course the Piet Mondrian-inspired Dunk SB’s, but these take the notion of art appreciation to an entirely new level. Customizer Diversitile has ambitiously chosen to apply scenes and imagery from Michaelangelo’s epic Sistine Chapel painting on a Nike Blazer High. As you can see, both shoes have been masterfully painted with added touches like an aged marble effect covering select areas of the shoe and even fully wearable painted insoles and a special collector’s box. Keep reading for a better look at some of the details of this very impressive display of skill and ingenuity. Via NSB.