Monday, September 22, 2008

The "Xander" DC Sneakers

I'll be sure to be getting my pair this week, since I'm a huge Mike Shinoda Fan, also known as the MC from the band Linkin park. His father is Japanese, so he's half-Japanese. Growing up in California he enjoyed drawing graffiti and animation designs, but he was also surrounded by Japanese culture as well, which became part of his professional artwork.

The Xander (high-top) shoe is part of the Mike Shinoda DC Remix Series™ Collection, in conjunction with his Glorious Excess (Born) art show on display at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown LA.
Mike chose traditional Japanese patterns and koi scale textures for his shoe and packaging; the sole features custom fish scale tooling created just for this project and artwork sublimated underneath. Mike's art, renditions of his latest work, is found on the upper, the insole, and the outsole; his signature is on the heel; and 'limited edition' is embroidered in Japanese on the tongue.

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