Artist uses special rubber paint to create custom sneakers
Donny the Dybbuk is a mysterious Insta-famous custom sneaker designer who updates classic sneakers like Converse’s Chuck Taylors, Nike’s Air Force Ones and Adidas’ Sam Smiths with vibrant and clever designs using rubber paint.
The artist’s “Sorbet” collection features ice cream-inspired Air Force Ones. In one pair, the Nike logo is covered in dripping yellow paint so that it looks like it’s melting, while the outsole is painted in a blue drip with pink underneath.
*SOLD OUT* Dropping this Friday 05.22.20 at 12pm est on donnythedybbuk.com (link in bio) the third and final “Sorbet” AF1 colorway of this spring/summer. Still need a name for this flavor tho👹
A post shared by Donny (@donnythedybbuk) on May 20, 2020 at 8:00am PDT
Donny also uses sneaker soles as a mold for the peel-able, rubber paint. He coats the bottom of each shoe, then peels it away. Each peel is imprinted with the sneaker’s unique sole design.
A post shared by Donny (@donnythedybbuk) on Apr 19, 2020 at 8:05am PDT
In a separate post, he revealed that the peels were used to create a colorful tote bag design.
Tote detailed with rubberized imprints of AF1, Louis Vuitton, Adidas Tyshawn, Vans and Converse outsoles. Scroll for details👹
A post shared by Donny (@donnythedybbuk) on Apr 19, 2020 at 8:16am PDT
“Beyond words, this is so cool. I really think you should sell these!” one user said of the tote.
“I can’t believe it, this is another level,” another wrote.
“One of your most creative pieces,” one person added.
While the artist is largely anonymous, he gave some insight into his process in a video of his one-man operation. Donny’s apartment is filled with old sneakers, including a dozen or so of the freshly made “Sorbet” Air Force Ones hanging on a rack. He is also seen dipping the soles of a pair of Vans into orange paint, threading shoelaces, and packaging sneakers in the short clip.
New Donny Tapes just dropped on YouTube👹
A post shared by Donny (@donnythedybbuk) on May 7, 2020 at 5:46pm PDT
To purchase Donny the Dybbuk’s custom kicks visit his online shop where his creations are always in limited stock.
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