Adidas Produces Gigantic Shoes for Short Film Project
- Words: Wyatt Williams
Sneaker hoes take note. Shoewear giant Adidas has produced a pair of its iconic Superstar sneakers, and this set is literally bigger than your average SUV. The 15-foot long kicks sport shoelaces made of firehose material, as well as art from both coasts represented on the respective "left" and "right" shoes.
The Left-Right Project, a short film commissioned by Adidas, was released this week and documents the project, from the pouring of gigantic plastic molds to final touches of paint. The left shoe is painted by Sam Flores, representing Upper Playground in San Francisco, while the right shoe features work from Gordon Hull, Daniel Jackson, and Alexia Stamatiou, representing Surface2Air of NYC.
"I think the first problem Daniel and I faced," quipped Hull, "was where were we going to find a foot big enough to fit into shoe?"
The shoes were loaded onto a pair of flatbed trucks and driven to the Venice Beach, CA, where the artists met for a boardwalk showdown of sorts.
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