The Freehand Files: No.74 Knicks Spizike Gas Mask

Originally released May 19, 2014, modeled by director Wes “Wuz Good” Armstrong on the streets of downtown Los Angeles. The Knicks Spizike Gas Mask is made from a single pair of Jordan Spizikes – which themselves are made up of elements of different models of Jordan retros. This is the remix of the remix.

The Freehand Files: No.46 White Cement III Gas Mask

Easily in my Top 10 of sneaker masks, the 46th in my body of work was made from White Cement IIIs. Masks like this one are a big reason why the Jordan 3 surpassed the Jordan 5 as my all time favorite basketball sneaker. This mask was also the basis for the Mini Sneaker Gas…

The Freehand Files : No.15 Black Cement 3 Gas Mask

One of the last shoes I camped out for, and one of the very few I’d probably camp for again. I’m consistantly asked if I feel any regret towards cutting up shoes, the answer is a resoundig no. How can I feel regret towards something that has brought so much good into my life? Through…

Series 2 Unveiled: Army of the UNDS Art Figure

Series II Unveiled Wearing a mask based off of the “Black Infrared” 6 Mask by Freehand Profit & a pair of 6s, the body comes from the Terra Cotta Warriors of Qin Shi Huang (1st Emperor of China). Like the scarabs of Ancient Egypt, these warriors were guardians in the afterlife. Series III Pre-Order are…

Air Jordan “Stealth” III (3) Gas Mask

“With the multi-headed, ADHD dripping Gods of Consumerism slowly but surely pushing the old religions out, where do we turn when we lose our faith? With Heaven so far away, are there enough worldly pleasures to drape ourselves in? Is the world coming to an end or are we?  The gas mask protects, not just our…

Air Jordan VIII “Playoff” Gas Mask

Appropriately enough, the 80th sneaker mask I’ve created was made from Air Jordan 8s. This is the first mask I’ve made using the Jordan 8 model and was made using just a single pair of “Playoff” Retros from 2013.  The mask features carved lens frames to imitate the VIII’s midsole while the shoe’s liner overflows…

Jordan IX “Doernbecher” Mask

The Doernbecher 9 Mask may be my 78th mask, but it is the first mask to be built on a entirely custom base, made up of different masks and mask parts. I shot it in Los Angeles with good friend Julio Tellez (@chewlio) – you may recognize him (or his tattoos at least lol) from…

Neutral Grey Jordan 13 Gas Mask

Air Jordan XIII (13) Neutral Grey / University Blue Gas Mask Name: Neutral Grey XIII Mask Artist: Freehand Profit MASK ID#: 062 Made From: Air Jordan XIII (13) Neutral Grey / University Blue # of Pairs Used: 1 Worn by: Freehand Profit Photographed in/ Photographed by: Los Angeles/Betsy VanDeusen (2013) Check out these never before seen images of the…

Exclusive Look At Art from “Survival Is An Art”

While you’re waiting on tonight’s release of the Air Jordan XIII (13) Neutral Grey/University Blue Gas Mask… Take An Exclusive Look At The Post-Apocalyptic Art from “Survival Is An Art” for #TNT #TheLastShip | via @FastCoCreate LoyalKaspar put together an amazing lineup of gas mask artists like Bob Basset, “Survival Is An Art” will also include 3…

Jordan Spizike “Knicks Blue” Gas Mask

The Jordan Spizike “Knicks Blue” Gas Mask is the 74th sneaker mask I’ve created and the 2nd Spizike mask I’ve made (Click here to see the 1st). This mask was commissioned and created for a collector and will not be for sale. The perk of chopping a pair of Spizikes for a mask is exactly…

Charity Art Auction to benefit Invisible Children Inc

I’m proud to announce the auctions are now live via eBay. You can now place your bid for these unique works of art by artists Betsy VanDeusen, Gretchen Mars, Chris Tobar Rodriguez, Charlton Yu, ROM and Freehand Profit. Through eBay’s Giving Works, 100% of the proceeds will go to Invisible Children Inc. Invisible Children “works to rehabilitate children directly affected by the LRA and invest…

Air Jordan IV (4) “Toro” Gas Mask by Freehand Profit

The 70th sneaker mask made by Freehand Profit, the Air Jordan IV “Toro Bravo” mask takes the form of the iconic Chicago Bulls logo. Perry Brooks @bigbrooks8and9, from 8 and 9 West, modeled this art piece among the Pacific forests, forming this Minotaur’s natural labyrinth.  The mask was commissioned by art collector, K. Santa @santaklaus36, who sacrificed…

A Look At 14 Unreleased Masks

Kickin’ off the new year right with a look at 14 unreleased masks. Take a look at the gallery below and be sure to cast your vote for which mask(s) should be the first release of 2014. Masks have long been cultural mile markers during times of change. They allow us to explore the paradoxes…

Air Jordan VI (6) “Black Infrared” Gas Mask

Masks serve a number of functions, possibly more than ever in modern society. They have breathed life into ceremonies and performances since the ancients. A mask can instill fear, disguise a criminal or cover a surgeon’s mouth. Masks not only obscure a physical identity but can also express identities unseen. The sneaker masks I’ve created…

Double Up: Two New Jordan Masks by Freehand Profit

Ok, I’ll admit it, I totally forgot Tuesday was the 15th! (New masks every 1st and 15th here on freehandprofit.com) To make up for the delay, I’m droppin’ 2 Air Jordan masks on you. And of course they had to add up to 23 (23 photos too). The Bred XIII Mask is modeled by Martel…

New Mask made from Air Jordan 3 “White Cements”

Originally unveiled at ‘Rise of the Undeadstock’ (Freehand Profit’s solo show at ROSEWOOD SAN DIEGO), today I bring you the ‘White Cement’ III Mask in never before seen photos.  This mask was commissioned by a collector so it will not be available for purchase. (If you’re interested in owning one of the 1 of 1…

Air Jordan “Raptor 7” Mask by Freehand Profit

Despite releasing 3 masks on the 1st and a bonus mask released just 5 days ago, I couldn’t let the 15th go by without releasing another mask. This time it’s the Air Jordan “Raptor 7s” (2012 Retro). The pair was originally chopped live at 8&9’s Pop Up Shop in Wynwood Art District during Art Basel…

Another restock? No, BRED XIs like you never seen.

Just touched down last night, fresh back from San Antonio – still got some of that stale airplane air in my lungs. Too bad I’ll never be able to wear one of these masks on a plane (Note to self: photo shoot). It was worth it though, San Antonio is a beautiful city yo! I…

Grape V Mask Revealed Plus Sneaker Lifestyle 2013 Recap

Just two weeks ago, the good folks from Drunk Off Shoes kicked off Sneaker Lifestyle 2013 in Montreal. I spent a week leading up to the event enjoying their beautiful city- eating a lot of great food (the smoked meat poutine at Main Deli Steak House guarantees that I’ll be back!), meeting a lot of…

No Foolin’! New mask made from infamous Jordan “Bin 23” Vs

 Even I cringed at the thought when my buddy Henry, known as the artist- DeathVSLife, suggested sacrificing his ‘Bin 5’s to the Chopping Block last summer. As I’ve mentioned in interviews, the Vs are my favorite from the Jordan line-up and cutting up a high holy grail like the Bins was daunting. And even though I’m…