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Brand: Nike custom by The Shoe Surgeon
Model: Air Force 1
Key Features: Handwritten experiences and personal illustrations all over the white sneaker.
Release Date: December 7
Buy: Art Basel Miami at the #SayILoveYou Speakers Series
Editor’s Notes: The Shoe Surgeon has partnered with The Dr. Brandt Foundation for his latest project, aiming to raise awareness surrounding the importance of mental health. A part of the #SayILoveYou campaign — which is designed to break down the stigmas of mental health through open conversation — the artist presents a new custom sneaker that shares his own personal story in promotion of the initiative.
The Shoe Surgeon chose to utilize a pair of white Air Force 1s as his canvas, then covering the sneaker with handwritten experiences and personal illustrations, detailing his bout with depression and anxiety, and finding a positive way to channel related feelings.
The custom Forces will be available for $1,500 at the #SayILoveYou Speakers Series at Art Basel Miami on December 7, moderated by our own Cory Stokes. Follow here to RSVP for the event.
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Using the classic Air Force 1 silhouette as my canvas, and my personal experiences as my medium, I collaborated with @drbrandtfoundation to create a custom sneaker to help share my story with you all. Each panel is illustrated with the emotional details of the journey that got me to where I am today. I'm so grateful to have a platform that allows me to drive conversations and spread awareness around such an important issue as mental health. #sayiloveyou
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