Forgiato x John Geiger 001 Gas Mask

Mask 184 was the first mask made in my new studio at SNKRinc. It is crafted from a single pair of John Geiger’s 001s, this particular color way is a collaboration with the folks over at Forgiato. And not only did I get to chop a pair, I also got the call to model the…

Three Golden Masks…

Here’s a lil story about 3 golden masks… About an artist that makes his own rules, only to bend them. A tale of a rapper’s love for gold and a mischievous, mythological mammal. If you’ve been following my work for a while, then you probably know one of my rules is that I won’t use…

Double Up! KD 10 Sneaker Masks

It’s only right to bring some playoff heat to the sneaker mask releases, so now’s a perfect time to bring you the newest KD masks. Each made from a single pair of size 17 KD 10s. Why size 17? That’s because they came direct from Kevin Durant’s personal collection! This mask was a collaboration with…

Great Scott! Nike MAG Sneaker Mask

Still kind of speechless about this mask. I put so much energy into it, physically, mentally and emotionally. The Nike MAGs deserved that level of devotion. Not only iconic in the sneakerworld, the MAGs are a Holy Grail to anyone with a taste for 80s, time traveling, pop culture. 1989’s Back to the Future II…

Sneaker Armor made from Ewing 33s

  It’s Monday morning so here’s some motivation for you: Break new ground, dream bigger – but never forget your spark, your core. With that said I’m making it a point to use more creative writing in my blog posts and artist statements. The very first sneaker gas mask started with a blurb about a…

FBCC VV1 Sneaker Gas Mask

  Reincarnated incarnations. Visions wrapped in flesh, oddly. Reconstructed from the deconstructed. Resurrected, Godly. Valedictorian visualization. Application of mind and body. Civilization filtered for free thought. Imbued and embodied. “We wear masks to conceal our pain, but what if instead the mask could filter and process the pain?” – Freehand Profit The 177th sneaker mask…

Kobe 9 EXT Imperial Guard Helmet

Happy May the 4th to all my fellow Star Wars nerds out there! Not only do I have a new sneaker mask for you, but it’s also the first Nike Kobe mask. My 175th sneaker mask was created from 2 pairs of Nike Kobe 9 EXTs. I took the creative freedom to add premium red…

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.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,…

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.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)….