Countdown to 100: The Freehand Files No.90-100

For the past few months I’ve been remastering the 99 masks leading up to the release of my 100th sneaker mask. Tonight No. 100 releases and so I’m wrapping up with a recap of the final 10 masks leading up to it.

The 90th sneaker mask created by Freehand Profit. Made from 2 pairs of Infrared Air Max 90s, 1 adult size, 1 kids size. Released on Air Max Day 2015 in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Air Max 90. Find out more about the work on FREEHANDPROFIT.com.
The 90th sneaker mask created by Freehand Profit. Made from 2 pairs of Infrared Air Max 90s, 1 adult size, 1 kids size. Released on Air Max Day 2015 in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Air Max 90. Find out more about the work on FREEHANDPROFIT.com.

Number 90 – Infrared 90 Gas Mask

I was past due for making a mask out of one of my favorite sneakers, only right to do it with THE classic colorway. And released on Air Max Day nonetheless.

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Number 91 – Air Trainer 3 Mask

I bought these “Bo Knows Horse Racing” Air Trainer 3s while in the Bronx for my first SneakerCon NYC. I chopped them down at the show and since then I’ve done Live Chops at SneakerCons all across the country. This mask has toured with us and was built extra tough for fans to handle and try on for themselves. It’s now in Paris on display as part of an exhibition on sneakers.

The 92nd sneaker mask created by Freehand Profit. Made from 4 pairs of Converse Chuck Taylors. Find out more about the work on FREEHANDPROFIT.com.
The 92nd sneaker mask created by Freehand Profit. Made from 4 pairs of Converse Chuck Taylors. Find out more about the work on FREEHANDPROFIT.com.

Number 92 – Grey & Black Chucks Gas Mask

The first in a series of 3 Converse masks made for the launch of their Chuck Taylor II. Created days after the death of my dog Winson X, this mask bears a resemblance to my favorite breed – pitbulls.

The 93rd sneaker mask created by Freehand Profit. Made from 4 pairs of Converse Chuck Taylors. Find out more about the work on FREEHANDPROFIT.com.
The 93rd sneaker mask created by Freehand Profit. Made from 4 pairs of Converse Chuck Taylors. Find out more about the work on FREEHANDPROFIT.com.

Number 93 – Navy Blue Chucks Gas Mask

Each sneakers I chop have their own character. Some scream out, others develop slowly emerging from the scraps of canvas and rubber. The Blue Jay like character wasn’t planned but was also no accident.

The 94th sneaker mask created by Freehand Profit. Made from 4 pairs of classic Converse Chuck Taylors. Find out more about the work on FREEHANDPROFIT.com.
The 94th sneaker mask created by Freehand Profit. Made from 4 pairs of classic Converse Chuck Taylors. Find out more about the work on FREEHANDPROFIT.com.

Number 94 – Red Chucks Gas Mask

None of the hype, entirely classic.

The 85th sneaker mask created by Freehand Profit. Made from 1 pair of Air Jordan Vs. Find out more about the work on FREEHANDPROFIT.com.
The 85th sneaker mask created by Freehand Profit. Made from 1 pair of Air Jordan Vs. Find out more about the work on FREEHANDPROFIT.com.

Number 95 – University Blue Jordan 5 Gas Mask

Custom cast midsole teeth for horns and canister with see through sole that reveals a Freehand Profit logo, this mask isn’t only cold it’s killer.

The Cigar & Champagne VI Gas Mask, mask & photo by Freehand Profit, Worn by @braingang_brooks at the Sutro Bath Ruins.
The Cigar & Champagne VI Gas Mask, mask & photo by Freehand Profit, Worn by @braingang_brooks at the Sutro Bath Ruins.

Number 96 – Cigar & Champagne Jordan 6 Gas Mask

Masks made from packs always bring a new level of creativity. Sole High made a great decision to sacrifice this highly coveted Jordan pack. Make sure you follow them on IG and check out their online shop, we’ll be releasing limited edition Freehand Profit x Sole High tees featuring this mask… in glow in the dark ink!

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Number 97 – MF Doom SB Masks

An artist is always their own worst critic, not on this one though. These masks were on my mind for so long it felt like they flew from my finger tips once I had the shoes chopped.

The 98th sneaker mask created by Freehand Profit. Made from 1 pair of Jeremy Lin Air Force 1 Lows, created for Sneaker Pimps. Find out more about the work on FREEHANDPROFIT.com.
The 98th sneaker mask created by Freehand Profit. Made from 1 pair of Jeremy Lin Air Force 1 Lows, created for Sneaker Pimps. Find out more about the work on FREEHANDPROFIT.com.

Number 98 – Sneaker Pimps Gas Mask

For No.98 I teamed up with Sneaker Pimps, one of the very first sneaker events I ever worked with. Only right to bring it full circle with a mask made from Jeremy Lin Air Force 1s that they chose.

The 99th sneaker mask created by Freehand Profit. Made from 1 pair of Atmos Air Max 90s and featuring a resin cast saber tooth tiger skull. Find out more about the work on FREEHANDPROFIT.com.
The 99th sneaker mask created by Freehand Profit. Made from 1 pair of Atmos Air Max 90s and featuring a resin cast saber tooth tiger skull. Find out more about the work on FREEHANDPROFIT.com.

Number 99 – Atmos 90s Gas Mask

Released just last night, with a hinged glow in the dark sabertooth tiger skull built in.

And at midnight Number 100 releases finally, an elephant gas mask made from 3Lab5s. Stay tuned!

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