The hype around sneakers seems to have no intention of stopping and in recent years we have seen how the passion for shoes, as well as bringing thousands of people to collect them, has stimulated the creativity of artists, designers and others who have found alternative ways to celebrate their love for this object. We have fallen in love with Mr. Flower Fantastic’s sneakers recreated with flowers, Chris Pin’s miniature sneakers and even those made of sushi by The Onigiri Art.
We could say that nothing surprises us anymore, but when we discovered Alasdair Thomson‘s work, we were amazed.
Alasdair Thomson is a Scottish artist, trained first at the University of Edinburgh where he graduated in Art History, and then at the Building School of Siena where he specialised in sculpture.
Alasdair works and moulds marble, almost always from Carrara, to his liking, reproducing clothing and above all sneakers.
From the Puma Suede to the Air Max, from the KAWS x Air Jordan IV to the Jordan 11 and the evergreen Converse Chuck Taylor All Star. Each shoe is sculpted by hand, paying attention to every little detail: sometimes we even see the creases created on the top of the shoe as we walk.
Alasdair Thomson has the ability to make marble look as soft as the canvas and leather used for shoes, creating an illusion that makes us want to touch his creations.
It is no coincidence that his skill and passion have led him to collaborate over the years with brands such as Puma, Nike and Arkk Copenhagen.
We have selected just a few of his works, but to discover them all follow him on Instagram and visit his website.