HI Little INKPLAY Shop friends and family! Guess who’s making a return, the custom sneaker breaker that is ME, Imani! ^.^
A friend of mine, Professor Yuniya Kawamura, was working on her second sneaker culture book and asked that I submit some images of my work.
Feeling a bit nostalgic after having been a heavy and influential part of the sneaker culture, I’m ready to (re)open my offerings for custom sneaker commissions.
It’s been a while and I can’t help but say that I truly miss it!
Artistic Sole, For Da Culture
In 2008, with the help of a few good friends ~
Bobbito, Grap Luva, and DJ Roddy Rod, I celebrated the launch of my sneaker brand,
Artistic Sole as a custom sneaker agency.
Press + Features
Among many publications, I have been blessed to be featured in such books as
Cey Adams and Bill Adler’s DEFinition: The Art & Design of Hip Hop and
Lori Lobenstein, founder of Female Sneaker Fiend’s Girls Got Kicks.
The Kawaii Style Sneaker Breaker
I especially got nostalgic after preparing a Decora Lolita coord for a local anime convention, Anime USA.
Feel free to check out my complete coord ~
If you’re unfamiliar with what was affectionately named, Artistic Sole
here is a short gallery of my work.
I’m super stoked & enthused! And ready to do my best …
Zutto GANBARIMASU~ (fufufu)
If you’re interested in a custom pair of kicks, feel free to contact me.
And in the grand spirit of my tattoo home, Pinz-n-Needlez, remember that it can definitely be your design or ours!