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 afterΒ 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!

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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.


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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.

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The Kawaii Style Sneaker Breaker

I especially got nostalgic after preparing a Decora Lolita coord for a local anime convention, Anime USA.

FeelΒ free to check out my complete coordΒ ~

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If you’re unfamiliar with what was affectionately named, Artistic Sole

here is a short gallery of my work.

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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.Β 

And in the grand spirit of my tattoo home, Pinz-n-Needlez, remember that it can definitely be your design or ours!



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