Sneaker Illustrations

An ongoing creative study of my favorite sneakers from my childhood.
The purpose of this ongoing project is to have fun while exploring shape and form.


I started by putting a mood board together for inspiration. The mood board included 90’s Nike ads. I have always been a fan its era of their advertising and also the shoe designs.


Initially released in 1991 and named after a Native American sandal, Nike’s Air Huarache model landed with the question ‘Have You Hugged Your Foot Today?’ Relating to the beacon design element within; a neoprene and spandex sock contained within the upper. The sock literally ‘hugged’ your foot and coupled with Nike’s trademark air unit and the notorious thermoplastic heel strap, the Huarache was arguably unrivaled for comfort and the ‘Huarache fit’ was born. With minimal branding, exoskeleton design and Phylon midsole, it was one of the purest performance footwear designs ever seen.

ACG Terra Sertig

A cross between a pair of basketball shoes and hiking boots.
I fell in love with this show as a kid when I saw the Spike Lee film “HE GOT GAME” (1998)

Nike Dunks

The Nike Dunk hit the hardwood for the first time in 1985 and was designed with basketball performance in mind. The silhouette expanded on the success of the Air Force 1 by showcasing the design’s versatility with color combinations, especially for college programs. In this piece, I wanted to show different colorways based on NBA teams

Jordan 11

Arguably the most popular Air Jordan style of all-time. For the first design, I created an animated gif. I wanted to illustrate how lightweight the shoe is. Colorway: Black/True Red-White
Release Date: 1996

For the second illustration is more of a color study. I wanted to show the sneaker up against iconic Nike orange. Colorway: Black/Gamma Blue-Black-Varsity Maize
Release Date: 12/21/2013