Ahmad Childress of our pal Crave Online website interviewed "sneaker artist" Sole Junkie, who makes custom kicks (that's shoes for hopelessly square people like me).
If you know about quality custom kicks then the name Sole Junkie should be familiar to you. Sole has created custom shoes for a variety of artists including Talib Kweli, Bizarre (of D12) and DJ Tony Touch. We caught up with Sole Junkie (aka Steven Cedre Jr.) in Los Angeles at Crash Mansion, for a night of Hip-Hop and fashion and asked him about his artwork. [...]
Crave Online: Have you ever made a shoe you liked so much you did not want to sell it?
Sole Junkie: Yes, the Tito Puente’s. Before I died I had to see him. I went to see that man in crutches, in a full length leg cast. The first one’s I made, I still [have] them.
If you want to get your own shoes designed by Sole Junkie, it'll cost you an average of $400.
Links: Crave Online Interview | Sole Junkie Website [Flash, with self-starting music]