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 Tailwind", 2014

Oil on canvas 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm The Tailwind debuted with limited release for the Honolulu Marathon in late 1978. The first Nike shoe to feature an Air sole; the idea for that revolutionary cushion platform was initially presented to Nike in 1977 by aerospace tech specialist Frank Ruby. Testers loved the waffle sole so much that they did not want to return their samples, and subsequently the six retailers in Hawai’i originally given the shoes in 1978 all sold out immediately.