Mahabis slippers just released their product which I have the pleasure of being involved with, to the world. With the aim of reinventing the slipper, we were able to really get creative and came up with some super interesting features, like a detachable rubber outsole that we developed through 3D printing with a flexible rubber filament. You can also switch and alter all three of the slippers components, from a camo print upper, to changing the rubber outsole to red, blue, black etc… The Mahabis journey has been a really interesting one so far, can’t wait to see where they go from here…you can follow them on Facebook.com/Mahabis or visit their site www.mahabis.com, and you’ll be able to purchase your own from some very well known stores soon.
TI:ME Concept Sketch – Infinity High
Currently designing these Infinity high slippers for a brand i’ve co-founded with 3 other super talented fellas, called TI:ME. The details on these are insane, this is one of the early concept sketches for the high-top version.+ Read more…
I Dig Your Sole Man – Feature Interview
Super honoured to be featured in this ‘In Their Shoes’ article where I chat a little about what excites me in the sneaker world, how shoes are art and how inspiring the current era is, check it out over at – www.IDigYourSoleMan.com+ Read more…
MrBailey Shoe Sample
A quick sneak peek of my latest Italian hand made, MrBailey shoe sample. From hidden messages, asymmetrical brogue pattern stitching and other finer details, each shoe is a time capsule showcasing elements inspired by my current mind state and space in time when I designed them.+ Read more…
MrBailey x ConceptKicks Speckle Print Cap
ConceptKicks Speckle Print Cap
For our first product release, we’ve teamed up with shoe entrepreNERD, charming grizzly bear and ConceptKicks founder, MrBailey to bring you a limited edition leather strap back baseball cap.
Taking elements synonymous to sneaker and design culture, we wanted to create a high quality, extremely detailed accessory that was a tangible extension of our creativity.
Please support this project and get yourself (or special someone) a limited (1 of 100) ConceptKicks leather strap back cap for a Kickstarter exclusive price of £25.
There will only be 100 of these produced, so act fast!
Get yours here.+ Read more…
Complex Feature – Why We Do What We Do: Conversations With Sneaker Industry Insider
I was incredibly honored when I was asked recently to be featured in an article for Complex Sneakers detailing how i’ve gotten to my current space in the footwear industry. You can check out the article here.+ Read more…
Kendrick Lamar x Nike Cortez – Black Beatle
KendrickLamar x Nike Cortez Concept
Black Beatle colourway
A little bit of rendering fun, I thought id take a shot at updating the Cortez for Kendrick after his onslaught on Big Sean ‘s ’Control’, with a flyknit upper, the shoes are super light weight so he has no issues jumping to set the bar high, they also have a robust heal counter for added stability when juggling both LA and NY in one hand
OOAF x MrBailey 2013 Sneak Peek+ Read more…
lup lookbook/booklet Sketch Page+ Read more…
Featured in Sneakers Magazine
I was recently asked if i’d be interested in being interviewed about some of the stuff i’m up to (mostly conceptkicks.com) for Sneakers Magazine in Germany. Super honored to be asked, and the article came out great.+ Read more…
MrBailey ‘Low Poly’ Lace-Tips
MrBailey ‘Low Poly’ Lace Tips, are sculptured aglet’s that fasten onto your shoe lace securely. With each set you receive 4 ‘low poly’ lace tips in a custom foam lined mini shoe box, with custom screwdriver included.
Check them out here - http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/just-the-tip–2/x/3152255
‘Low Poly’ Lace Tips
I originally started to work on this project after receiving a pair of Yeezy 2′s, and then subsequently losing one of my metal lace-tips after the first wear! I thought the idea of having a screw on/off metal lace-tip was super innovative, but thought it could be brought forward to another level in both function, aesthetics & the level of customization (being able to use them for any pair of shoe laces).
What i’ve come up with is a sculptured lace-tip that’s a little more art than just a functional aglet, that fastens onto your shoe lace securely. Simply unscrew the screw on the Lace-Tip, slide the Lace-Tip over your shoe lace and then fasten the screw tightly with the custom screw driver to secure the Lace-Tip in place.
Design aesthetics, function & production quality are at the forefront of any product I produce and put my name too, these lace tips being no exception. From the aglet’s to the screws, the screw driver to the mini-shoe box packaging, everything has been custom designed by myself to give you the best product that I can.
With each order you’ll receive 4 ‘Low Poly’ Lace Tips w/custom screws & screw driver in either gold or gun metal black. You’ll also receive your tips in a custom mini MrBailey shoe box, lined with foam at the base to protect the lace-tips and screw driver.
Initial Concept Sketches
First Test Samples
The first samples were all 3D printed out of black ABS plastic & gold plated stainless steel to make sure everything would look great & work properly when I moved forward with the moulding process to have them produced. As you can see there is a slight pitted look to the first lace tip (something I actually don’t mind), which in production will be a lot smoother with the use of moulds. I also printed the packaging in 3D, though I have decided to make the final packaging (which will be the same design) in thick card so it has a cleaner finish, with my logo embossed into the lid, and a foam lining at the base to secure the tips, screws & screw driver.
If you’re interested in owning a set of your own MrBailey ‘Low Poly’ Lace-Tips, you can order them for £25 here.+ Read more…
Android Homme Hover Concept – Ideation Sketches
Propulsion Jet Concept
Still a work in progress, this is a futuristic concept i’m working on for an Android Homme competition we’ll be running on ConceptKicks soon.+ Read more…
Development & testing preview of the Wesp watercraft. Visit wesp.com for more info.+ Read more…
Wesp Sunglasses+ Read more…
Wesp Renders+ Read more…
lup Kickstarter Bid on FootwearNews.com
Here’s a great article on FootwearNews.com (WWD) written on my footwear brand lup and the Kickstarter bid we ran – http://www.wwd.com/footwear-news/business/pitching-in-on-kickstarter-6158664+ Read more…
Jet Ski Development
Just got some pictures from the boat yard in Italy, the jet ski’s coming along nicely, can’t wait to test drive this bad boy+ Read more…
Back at the atelier
Another day with Natalie at the atelier…+ Read more…
Shoe Atelier Visit
Stopped by the atelier in Antwerp yesterday because my tailored lasts had arrived, it’s probably one of the most awesome spaces i’ve been to in a while, lined wall to wall with shoe lasts and materials…can’t wait to get started on the development.