Local Artist Creates DNC-Inspired Sneakers You’ll Actually Want to Buy (No, Seriously)
DNC merchandise can run the gamut from strange to LOL-worthy, but hardly any are truly display-worthy (a plush Trump doll? No). Enter menswear shop Lapstone and Hammer, local ad agency Tierney, and local artist Elom Bowman (also known as Ecentrik Artestry). The trio have joined forces to produce 11 one-of-a-kind kicks in honor of this week’s Democratic National Convention. These DNC-inspired sneakers are currently for sale at Lapstone and Hammer (though many pairs have already sold out!), and all proceeds benefit Back On My Feet, a national organization that combats homelessness through running.
The shoes, all Adidas Superstars, are painstakingly painted with Philly-centric scenes and motifs, like Ben Franklin’s “Join, or Die”, and nods to water ice, South Street and the Constitution. A quick tip for interested buyers: Kicks like these are meant to sit pretty and be admired, so wear with with caution or, better yet, put ’em on display. Continue scrolling for a look at all 11 unique pairs, and snag one here.