Sneakers For Breakfast
An exhibit curated by the legendary Japanese Artist, Takashi Murakami of 6 (mainly) independant Footwear Designers/Innovators, the Sneaker For Breakfast event took place in Long Beach, California at ComplexCon on the 3rd & 4th of November.
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The group consisted of, Salehe Bembury, Suzanne Oude Hengel, Helen Kirkum, Mathieu Hagelaars, David Mawdsley and myself. Each designer was tasked with creating their ultimate version of a sneaker.

My concept was inspired by Takashi's Dobtopus sculptures each of the tentacle's were incorporated into the sneakers fastenening system, with the cord wrapping around the ankle/knitted bootie, weaving through the removable cover and being closed off by a toggle, adorned with one of Takashi's infamous Jelly Fish eyes.
 During ComplexCon, each shoe was available via a silent Ebay auction, with these ending up reaching a top bid of $17,100.00 (the proceeds going to XQ America). 

A big thank you to everyone that was instrumental in bringing this concept to life (GIC, Alex, Jay, Linda).

Image via ComplexCon

Image via Christopher Knowles

Image via ComplexCon

Image via ComplexCon

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