DB4 Brainiac Gas Mask

Happy 4:20 (PM) from Freehand Studios NorCal! Freehand Profit got his first taste of The Mile High City this past 4/20 (April 20, 2018). Between events, dabs and dank eats FP squeezed in some final shots of the DB4 Brainiac Gas Mask. So grab your carb cap, let’s break down the 174th sneaker mask by…

Versace Chain Reaction Gas Mask

Of the many great connections made through SNEAKERS (the book by Howie Kahn, Rodrigo Corral & Alex French) was meeting Salehe Bembury. We met in Los Angeles a few months back and he enlisted me to create one of my signature sneaker masks for Donatella Versace out of the upcoming Versace Chain Reactions. The Versace Chain Reaction…

snkrINC x FILA Sneaker Mask

I’ve had the experience of working with a lot of amazing sneaker people over the years. Few can compare to the energy & integrity that snkrINC has. When I found out they had their first sneaker collab on the way I was eager to get my blade in ’em. snkrINC is here to tell stories,…

adidas #FR3AK Helmet

It’s that dog in you. The new #FR3AK Ultra has arrived, featuring #Primeknit and #BOOST. Out 4.13.18. A post shared by adidas Football (@adidasfballus) on Apr 10, 2018 at 9:59am PDT Oooo I’ve been waiting to share this one with you! Once again I was hired by the good folks at adidas to re-imagine their…

Ferris Bueller SB Mask

The 172nd sneaker mask by Freehand Profit was crafted from a single pair of the Ferris Bueller SB Dunks.  Is it okay to say I like the shoes way more than the movie? I went back and watched the 1986 “classic” film (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), hoping to find some inspiration but only found irritation….

Jumptroopers by Freehand Profit

The highly anticipated, long awaited, newest resin art pieces by Freehand Profit are coming to ShopFreehand.com. TONIGHT! This super limited set features 23 one of a kind colors, many that glow in the dark or feature black light reactive effects. What do you get when you’re inspired by George Lucas AND Tinker Hatfield? When you think…

No.178: atmos Star-Lord Helmet

Happy Air Max Day everyone! Since 2014 we’ve been celebrating a new holiday in the sneaker community, Air Max Day! March 26th marked the birth/anniversary of Nike’s legendary air unit, designed by the legend himself, Tinker Hatfield. Check out Grailed for a history of Air Max by Pete Forester. PAST AIR MAX DAY MASKS :…

No.168: BAU Blaze of Glory Mask

EWYK Eat what you kill. Eat. What. You. Kill. Eat what you grow, Eat what you sew, Eat til you burst with confidence n wealth, Consume knowledge for betterment of self. Eat what you see not what they sell Heed what I say or see y’all in Hell. Demons pull n angels push, Y’all don’t…

Darth Yeezy II Helmet

The long wait is over, not only do we have a brand new Star Wars movie releasing this week, but I’ve decided to finally unveil the Darth Yeezy sneaker mask! Everybody has a Kanye theory, here’s mine: Kanye West is the Darth Vader of Hip-Hop. Like the midi-chlorian infested young Annakin growing up on Tatooine…

No.165: Yeezy 350 Storm Shadow Mask

Slayin’ demons like Jubei as my blade swings, Storms of shadows spin as my blade sings. Masked, hired to do the dirty work; Monk of malice, brutal brushwork. Murderous mayhem, Hell’s handiwork. Sole assassin, master of self, elemental. Servant to the arts, daily dealing Devils deaths gentle. Vigorous vengeance dealt violently. Shinobi sneakers sneak silently….

No.112: Nike SB PRod 7 Gas Mask

  It will come as no surprise that my biggest inspiration has always been Hip-Hop. I was 10 years old in ’93 and the newest in Hip-Hop would be considered one of the Golden Eras of Hip-Hop, even nearly 25 years later many die-hards hold music released in the years to come as the standard…

No.147: Pinnacle Jordan I/IV “Rengar” Sneaker Mask

What up folks? I got another new sneaker mask release for you this week. This one has been waiting on me to get around to editing the photos but the schedule in the studio is getting back to “normal”. So today I’m proud to share another unforgettable piece. A lion mask with 4 foot dreads,…

Freehand Profit re-imagines the SF AF1 Mids for NIKE SOHO

Over the past 35 years Nike’s Air Force 1 has seen a lot of changes. From lows, mids & highs to Lunar midsoles, flyknit uppers and SUPREME-ly stamped. The AF1 remains a staple of Hip-Hop and basketball culture. The recent introduction of the SF-AF1s was met with praise from the sneaker community and with Mids…

No.150: Puma Suede Classic Mask for Champs Sports

Keep the hits coming! Here’s another one of a kind sneaker mask release by Freehand Profit. This time it’s his 150th sneaker mask, created for Champs Sports from a few pairs of Pume Suede Classics. We could say more but let’s let him tell it, hit play on this epsiode of ILL-ustrated and then check…

No.153 : adidas EQT Support ADV Primeknit Mask

If you haven’t heard yet, I’ve got a new EQT sneaker mask exhibit on display in Sydney, Australia. I created 2 brand new masks from the newly released adidas EQT Support ADV Primeknit. The 153rd sneaker mask comes to us in a grey and white color way. Check out the full gallery below…

No.152 : adidas EQT Primeknit Balaclava

For my newest exhibit in Sydney I created 2 new sneaker masks from pairs of the adidas EQT Support ADV Primeknit. The first which will be unveiled in this post is my 152nd sneaker mask since 2010 and is inspired by the classic knit balaclava – commonly referred to as a ski mask.   Peep…

New #EQT Sneaker Mask Exhibit by Freehand Profit

I’m proud to announce Sydney as my most recent exhibit location! The show focuses on the adidas EQT in its many forms, including 2 brand new sneaker masks made from the adidas EQT Support ADV Primeknit. Brought to you by @andpeople_au x @footlocker_au x @adidasau VIA Foot Locker Australia: The EQT re-purposed through purely authentic design and…

No. 151: EQT Quetzalcoatl Sneaker Mask

Quetzalcoatl is a Mesoamerican deity who dates back before the Mayan and Aztec cultures, his name translated from the Nahuatl language means “feathered serpent”. Also known as La Serpiente Emplumada (The Plumed Serpent), worship of Quetzalcoatl at Teotihuacan was first recorded in 1st Century BC. Quetzalcoatl was a God of wind and wisdom. “When I…

Freehand Profit catches Sneaker Fever in Mexico City

Last week the notorious sneaker mask maker, Freehand Profit, took his talents to South… of the border. Mexico City to be exact, for Mexico’s premium sneaker show – Sneaker Fever 2017. In conjunction with adidas Mexico, Sneaker Fever brought the sneaker artist to exhibit 6 of his one of a kind adidas sneaker masks. Freehand…

Optimus Prime helmet made from sneakers!

Transformers: The Last Knight NOW IN THEATERS! I was invited to be a part of a sneaker art event at the Nice Kicks shop in Los Angeles last week. In celebration of the newest Transformers movie release I created a one of a kind Optimus Prime helmet from Nike Air Huaraches. More than meets the…

No.140 : DB6 Pit Bull Gas Mask

The DB6 Pit Bull Gas Mask was first displayed in Zurich, Switzerland at Sneakerness as part of Cadillac x Freehand Profit “Dare Greatly” artist feature. The one of a kind piece was commissioned by @d1ooy in the UK, and will accompany his other 2 custom sneaker masks (the DB5 Angler Fish & 5Lab3 Iron Man Helmet)….

Cadillac Europe x Freehand Profit Sneaker Mask

This past weekend my passion for sneakers and masks took me all the way to Zurich, Switzerland for Sneakerness. Thanks to Cadillac Europe for inviting me to be their featured artist as part of their “Dare Greatly” campaign. Cadillac Europe commissioned a custom sneaker mask that would reflect Cadillac style, which attendees of Sneakerness Zurich…

#StarWarsDay! No.115 Command Force Stormtrooper Helmet

May the Fourth is a special day for all the scruffy nerf herders out there. A day to celebrate The Force and a galaxy far, far away. It may seem silly to outsiders, but let’s be honest if you’re not into Star Wars, you may be taking yourself too seriously. George Lucas forged a modern…

AFEW x Diadora x Freehand Profit “Highly Addictive” Mask

German sneaker boutique, AFEW has a new collab with Diadora releasing April 22nd. To celebrate the release AFEW commissioned Freehand Profit, sneaker mask maker, to work his magic on the V7000 “Highly Addictive”. The mask, like the sneakers, play with the idea of our addiction to sneakers. Pills pop on the insole as well as…