This Artist is Bringing Sneaker Culture Down to Earth

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Japanese artist Kosuke Sugimoto, better known as Shoetree, has reimagined some iconic Nike and Jordan silhouettes as homes for plants with a botanical sneaker.

The “Justification for Deterioration” pop-up is now open to the pubic at Harajuku’s Ciaopanic boutique. Whether a grail or an old beater, the pop-up brings new life into an old sneaker by becoming part of the plant rather than a placeholder for it.

Shoetree’s “Justification of Deterioration” Pop-up

Take a look at some of the creations below, and be sure to follow the artist here.

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