16.06.14 / Permalink / Comments (0)

NikeLab

Last week saw Art & Sole attending a mysterious Nike event that was shrouded in secrecy. The invitation was to celebrate an exciting moment in Nike innovation – and that moment turned out to be the launch of NikeLab, a new retail platform to house all new Nike innovation, limited edition and collaboration projects…

30.05.14 / Permalink / Comments (0)

Nike: Risk Your Sole

This week, Art & Sole attended the Risk Your Sole tournament event held at Nike’s Phenomenal House in London. The contest saw London's leading sneaker retailers and 'legends of the industry' go head-to-head in a battle of both sneakers and football...

17.12.13 / Permalink / Comments (0)

Converse & Google+ Chuck Hack

James Dawe (an artists we’ve worked with before) recently got in touch to let us know he was taking part in the Google+ and Converse Chuck Hack sessions at the Hoxton Galley in London. Although we didn’t get chance to make it down ourselves, here’s a quick (animated GIF) look at what went on throughout the five-day event…

15.10.13 / Permalink / Comments (0)

Nike & Rhizomatiks: Interview

Without doubt, one of the hightlights of Nike's current Feel London festival is the mesmerising kinetic installation Trace, created by Japanese collective Rhizomatiks. As well as experiencing the installation first-hand (it's a little addictive), Art & Sole got the chance to interview Seiichi Saito from Rhizomatics and find out a little more about the concept behind the work...

13.10.13 / Permalink / Comments (0)

Nike SB & Project B.A.

It was certainly a busy week for Nike (and us) last week. As well as attending the launch of Feel London (see previous post), A&S also had the pleasure of visiting a purpose-built indoor skateable space for the art-themed launch of Project B.A. by Brian Anderson...

12.10.13 / Permalink / Comments (0)

Nike & Feel London

We were lucky enough to be invited to the media preview of Nike's Feel London event yesterday, kicking off a 10-day festival featuring a programme of workshops and cultural events inspired by Nike's latest running innovation - the Nike Free Hyperfeel...

23.09.13 / Permalink / Comments (0)

Shantell Martin & Bata Shoe Museum

Art & Sole collaborator Shantell Martin recently created this large-scale installation at The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, where she's also exhibiting a pair of custom shoes as part of Out of the Box, North America's first ever exhibition on the history of sneakers…

25.07.13 / Permalink / Comments (0)

adidas Spezial Exhibition

Appropriately entitled Spezial, adidas recently presented a retrospective project which culminated in one of the most impressive collections of footwear we think we've ever seen. Luckily for us, Art & Sole contributor and official size? photographer James Meason was on hand to document exactly what was on show...

28.06.13 / Permalink / Comments (0)

I Love Dust & The Nike Air Max Sneaker Ball


Although it seems like a (very) strange concept, Nike’s recent Sneaker Ball event in Paris was interesting to us for a number of reasons - the first being that it was held in the iconic Pompidou Centre, the building with the inside-out architecture that had inspired designer Tinker Hatfield to create the very first visible Nike Air bubble 25 years ago…

05.06.13 / Permalink / Comments (0)

Kwills & Asics

In collaboration with Asics, German sneaker boutique Afew recently commissioned Dutch artist Kwills to create a collection of 12 sneaker-inspired artworks - a project which was part of a special event organised in celebration of this year's Japan Day in Düsseldorf...