No.114: Hemp SB Triceratops Gas Mask

It’s time to smoke. Well, if I’m being honest with y’all… it’s always time to smoke. Today being the stoner’s holiday of course I’m bringing you a new mask to celebrate. This is my fourth sneaker mask that functions as a smoke device, in chronological order: No.11 Cheech & Chong SB Gas Mask, No. 82…

New Release! Terracotta Warrior LeBron 11 Gas Mask

My 102nd sneaker mask was created for up and coming recording artist Kasey Framez. Made from a single pair of “Terracotta Warrior” LeBron 11s, the mask will become part of his musical persona as he prepares his debut album. Kasey came out to the Bay Area for our photo shoot and I talked more with him about…

Liquid Gold Air Max 1 Gas Mask

Being an avid fan of Nike Air Max sneakers, 1s and 90s especially, I’m happy to bring you another Air Max first in celebration of Air Max Day today. So strap on your favorite visible air unit and take a look at the long over due, very first Air Max 1 gas mask by Freehand…

More photos of the Air Max 95 Gas Mask

  My 101st sneaker mask released earlier this week – check out those photos here. As promised here’s another round of photos. Some close ups this time around, or as I’ve come to call them “floating head shots”. The Air Max 95 Gas Mask, made from a single pair, is a 1 of 1 and is…

New Mask! No. 101 Air Max 95 OG Neon Gas Mask

  What’s really important is in the quasi-artist statement below the gallery but first let me give you some facts about this mask and photo shoot. My 101st sneaker gas mask was created from a single pair of Nike Air Max 95s in the classic OG Neon colorway, I chose to opt for the premium ‘Animal’…

New Release! The Freehand Files: No.99 Atmos Tiger Stripe Air Max 90 Gas Mask

Made from the Tiger Stripe Air Max 90s by ATMOS, Tokyo based sneaker & streetwear boutique, the mask like the shoes features 3M reflective tiger stripe camo and black glossy snakeskin accents. The unique midsole treatment is translated to a custom cast resin saber tooth tiger skull, held together and hinged by #UNDSkulls (skull lace locks) and…

The Freehand Files: No.89 Miami Nights 11 Gas Mask

I’ve had a pretty close tie with the number 89 ever since my 15th mask – that’s when I first met the guys from Eight & Nine Clothing at the very first SneakerCon LA. Since then I’ve worked with Eight & Nine in a number of capacities, sometimes it’s as a designer, other times we’re exhibiting…

NEW RELEASE! The Freehand Files: No.79 Freegum 9 x ROM Gas Mask

The 79th sneaker mask is a first of it’s kind – a collaboration with sneaker customizer ROM. Inspired by a pair of custom LeBron 9 Freegums that ROM painted for him, @dubstepslap415 decided he had to have the mask to match! So he tracked down another pair of Freegum 9s and sent them off to me…

The Freehand Files: No.66 Foamposite ACG Boot Gas Mask

Created in 2013, this mask was previously unreleased. So here’s a dilemma. Artists, the great artists at least, aren’t afraid to make mistakes. In fact, real genius occurs not through lack of mistakes but through abundance of it. Problem is when an artist gains any type of significant following/audience, they are then expected to maintain a…

The Freehand Files: No. 51 Black & Yellow Dunk Gas Mask

Originally September 1, 2015, the Black and Yellow Dunk Gas Mask released alongside 2 other sneaker masks in that classic killa bee color scheme, you know what it is. A tribute to the dopest Hip-Hop crew ever, Wu Tang Clan. Check out the original post to better understand the math.

The Freehand Files: No.43 Galaxy Zoom Rookie Gas Mask

When the Nike “Galaxy” pack dropped in 2012 at the All Star Game it created ripples still felt through the sneaker community. It mutated the hype into beasts we have yet to tame. This mask and the Bred XI Gas Mask are the reasons I got into resin casting, in order to create custom glow…

The Freehand Files: No.33 KD IV N7 Gas Mask

No.33 is the KD IV N7 Gas Mask, damn that’s a lot of letters. Made from 2 pairs of Kevin Durant’s fourth signature shoe with Nike, the “N7” refers to the colorway. Nike’s N7 Fund is committed to inspiring and enabling participation in sport for Native American and Aboriginal populations in North America , to find…

The Freehand Files: No. 32 Summit Lake Hornet 9 Gas Mask

One of my first abandoned location photo shoots, the LeBron 9 Summit Lake Hornets Gas Mask was shot on Anacapa Island off the California coast. It debuted in 2012 in the “Army of the Undeadstock” book but didn’t release online until February 1, 2013.

The Freehand Files: No.29 Nike LeBron 9 Elite “Miami Vice” Gas Mask

What else could follow up the South Beach 8 Gas Mask? The 29th sneaker mask by Freehand Profit was created from a single pair of “Miami Vice” Nike LeBron 9 Elites. It originally released November 12, 2012 and was featured in Freehand’s first art book: Army of the Undeadstock.

The Freehand Files: No.24 @EASports Nike Football Helmet

It was a pleasure to work with a brilliant brand like EA Sports back in 2012 as my first collaboration with a brand. The EA Sports Nike Football helmet was made from Nike Trainer 1.3s and originally released on August 3, 2012. I’m still crossing my fingers to get one of my masks featured as an…

The Freehand Files : No.23 Nike LeBron IV Dunkman Gas Mask

This mask carries some serious weight. Not only is it tattooed on my forearm, it was also commissioned by the shoe’s designer which was and still is an incredible compliment. Sebastian Bleak and I shot this mask in LA, while driving around the city looking for locations we got a collect call from a good…

The Freehand Files : No.22: Flannel Vandal Gas Mask

Another $40 pickup from Flight Club LA turned into a priceless work of art. Inspired by Biggie’s infamous line “Red and black lumberjack, with the hat to match…” – this sneaker gas mask draped in red flannel was presented to Compton rapper, The Game, on SKEEtv. The Flannel Vandal Gas Mask was originally released May 31,…

The Freehand Files : No.19 Galaxy Dunk Gas Mask

Originally released April 2, 2012, the Galaxy Dunk Gas Mask came at a time when everyone was more concerned with the Galaxy Foams. Goes to show the work is about more than the hype. The shoes aren’t the message, they’re the medium. And I ain’t talkin’ bout size. The shoes despite the powers we bestow…

The Freehand Files : No.008 : Dia de los Cortez

This sneaker gas mask is truly unique, unlike the other 99 can be worn but this Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) inspired piece has a skull built into this mask made from Nike Cortez. I gave this piece to my tattoo artist – Isaiah ‘BooBoo’ Negrete, a very talented artist at the…

The Freehand Files : No.004 : Savage Beast AF1 Gas Mask

Weekends are only days off if you’re willing to watch the real hustlers succeed. That’s why it’s important to do something you love, you gotta work 7 days a week if you want to be the best in your field. The “Savage Beast” Air Force 1 Gas Mask originally released on March 11, 2011. This…