New Mask Release! No.193: adidas Alphabounce Mask

My 193rd sneaker mask was created from a mix-matched pair of adidas Alphabounce. I bought a pair of the Easy Coral/Sun Glow color way for my wife Besty. She wore them immediately and frequently and every time she did I had sneaker envy. So I went hunting for a pair of Size 12 Women’s (10.5…

Reshoevn8r x Freehand Profit Sneaker Laundry System

The Reshoevn8r x Freehand Profit Sneaker Laundry System is now available from FreehandProfit.com You don’t have to be a sneaker artist or even a sneaker head to appreciate a clean pair of shoes. It’s important to take care of your things, not only will they last you longer in a very wasteful society – you’ll also…

A Mask for Kiel Colon Cancer Foundation

In the early years of my sneaker mask making I had strong support from sneaker blogs like Nice Kicks. That was thanks to true-to-the-culture bloggers, journalists, editors, and personalities like George Kiel. George was the Editor-In-Chief at Nice Kicks from 2008 – 2016, there he interacted and worked with legends of footwear like Kobe, KD,…

Mad Scientist Gas Mask, made from Yeezy IIs

The 149th sneaker mask by Freehand Profit was made from a single pair of Platinum Yeezy IIs. Straps furrow into brows, glowing canisters. The heels become a nose with a shoe lace mustache even Einstein would be jealous of. The lenses feature a custom cut spiraling, hypnotic eye – staple symptom of Madscientisis.

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…

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…

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…

DB4 Brainiac Gas Mask

Happy 4:20 (PM) from Freehand Studios NorCal! Freehand Profit got his first taste of The Mile High City this past 4/20 (April 20, 2018). Between events, dabs and dank eats FP squeezed in some final shots of the DB4 Brainiac Gas Mask. So grab your carb cap, let’s break down the 174th sneaker mask by…

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…

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.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.153 : adidas EQT Support ADV Primeknit Mask

If you haven’t heard yet, I’ve got a new EQT sneaker mask exhibit on display in Sydney, Australia. I created 2 brand new masks from the newly released adidas EQT Support ADV Primeknit. The 153rd sneaker mask comes to us in a grey and white color way. Check out the full gallery below…

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…

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)….

AFEW x Diadora x Freehand Profit “Highly Addictive” Mask

German sneaker boutique, AFEW has a new collab with Diadora releasing April 22nd. To celebrate the release AFEW commissioned Freehand Profit, sneaker mask maker, to work his magic on the V7000 “Highly Addictive”. The mask, like the sneakers, play with the idea of our addiction to sneakers. Pills pop on the insole as well as…

No.132 adidas EQT Support ADV Gas Mask

Yesterday @adidasNYC and @FreehandProfit announced that, starting tomorrow (3/8), seven brand new sneaker masks will be on display at 115 Spring St. It has been an incredible experience to be a part of the adidas Originals #ORIGINALis campaign. In case somehow you missed the global rollout check out the write up from adidas and the video that…

No.133 adidas EQT Support ADV Mask

The word is finally out, I’ve been eager to share the news and the new masks with you all. There’s SEVEN new adidas Originals masks to share with you and I’ll be unveiling those throughout the week… but the big news is if you’re in NYC you can swing by the adidas Originals store in…

New Release! No.127 adidas NMD R1 Mask #ORIGINALis

Originality. Something that seems both lost and yet rediscovered in a world made up of 7 billion individuals. OG to originality, adidas Originals just launched it’s “ORIGINAL is never finished” campaign: We feature visionaries from the worlds of music, art, skate, and sport. Reaffirming the notion original is never finished, the film features a remix of…

Photos from DesignerCon 2016

I had an incredible time at DesignerCon 2016 and the impact made continues to spread. It is always a pleasure to bring my art to a new audience but had no idea just how positive the feedback would be. Over the course of the 2 day convention of artists, designers, toys and collectibles, I chose…

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…

New Photos! 3Lab5 Hellafant Gas Mask

I’ve been keeping something special on ice and since it’s the 1 year anniversary of the release on my 100th sneaker mask here’s a look at never before seen, unreleased photos of No.100, the 3Lab5 Hellafant Gas Mask. Since it’s release it has been featured in USA Today and reset the tone for many masks to follow….

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…