Immortalizing the Nike corporation's timeline of limited brand collaborations, rare colorways, technical developments, and notorious releases —this inventory of oil-on-canvas portraits of highly coveted and collectible must-have Nike sneakers are shelved with handler-friendly shrink-wrapping protection. Made in China in a manufacturing fashion similar to the actual subject matter, these works are painted in scale to the artist's own shoe size of 10.5

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© ​ALAN BELCHER 2013

"Nike Cortez" 2014

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm private collection, Toronto Released during the 1972 Olympics, the Nike Cortez was the first track shoe created by Nike. Olympic-class track-trainer Bill Bowerman (co-founder of Nike) designed the comfortable and durable running shoe combining the design of flip-flops with training shoes for the shock absorbency of the herringbone rubber outer soles, and also utilized nylon uppers (instead of leather) for reduction of shoe weight.

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