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 Air More Uptempo" 2013

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Released in 1996, the iconic Nike Air More Uptempo broke grounds on style and branding. Inspired by the over-sized objects in pop art, graffiti on the side of trains —in 1996 cars were big, jeans were big, and big was better. The “Airs” were marked by the huge “AIR” bubble letters on the side rising from the full length air bubbles on the sole. Scottie Pippen wore these on his way to his fourth championship and second gold medal.

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