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…

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…

New Release! No.123 Tiffany SB Dunk Low Mask

“Wait, wait, wait… Freehand, I thought you said you don’t use a shoe twice. Haven’t you already made a Nike SB x Diamond Supply mask?” – you say. That is, if you’ve been paying attention. And you’d be right. My 83rd sneaker mask was a gas mask made from the fondly nicknamed “Tiffany” Dunk Highs…

Golden Yeezy II Horus Mask Pt.III

The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt were the embodiment of Horus, the falcon-headed sun God (which is the Greek name, in Ancient Egyptian he was referred to as “Heru”). Son of Osiris and Isis, brother of Set, his miracle birth (thousands of years before Christ) brings some to believe Horus is the basis for the story…

Golden Yeezy II Horus Mask Pt. II

Yesterday I unveiled my 118th sneaker mask, made from custom golden Yeezy IIs. Today I’m bringing you photos I took of it while in NYC earlier this summer. Along with the Yeezy Horus mask I also photographed the 5Lab3 Iron Man helmet and a soon to be released Command Force Stormtrooper. The shoot went down with the help…

@Mache275 x @FreehandProfit Iron Man Set

I’m proud to present the very first Mache Customs x Freehand Profit collaboration. Orchestrated by @D1ooy (a shared client), one of the best known sneaker customizers in the world, @Mache275, transformed the 5Lab3 “War Machine” Helmet and arm into the Avenger himself, Iron Man. A project a LONG time in the making. My guy @freehandprofit and I cooked…

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.