Growing up, sneakers were always a source of comfort for me. I remember the distinct shift in mindset I had when I moved to New York. I began to see sneakers more than just comfortable footwear and as a piece of art to accentuate my outfits. 3 things I absolutely love are fitness, fashion and food and I see sneakers as a canvas to bring these worlds together.
I’d have to say my pair of Nike Air Max 1s “Just Do It” in Orange. These were designed to celebrate 30 years of Nike coining "Just Do It". Apparently the "Just Do It" graphics on this sneaker are inspired from Nike ads back in the day - how cool is that! The electric orange base and design details tap into my personal style and love for graphic design.
Keep it simple. Be playful. And have fun, a lot of it!
I am a big foodie and always planning my next meal. Eating breakfast and thinking about lunch, eating lunch and thinking about dinner. My love for all things food is reflected in my custom sneakers; all my designs are inspired by food and f&b brands I love. Shake Shack, Chipotle, McD you name it.
I’m a big believer in signs from the universe. Usually, when I’m driving by billboards, typically daydreaming or lost in thought - I look for signs around me that answer questions I have on my mind. Very often, I’ll look at a billboard and pick up on words and art and relate it back to something I’ve been thinking about or need an answer to. Cheesy I know, but it’s such a fun activity and leaves me smiling cheek to cheek. For that reason, I’d say a quote that can bring a smile to one’s face instantly, or feel like a guiding light to a question of sorts.
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