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 Huarache 1991" 2013

Oil on canvas, shrink-wrapped 15" x 15 inches 38cm x 38cm Inspired in equal parts by traditional Mexican sandals and waterski equipment —a sleek, lightweight neoprene and leather running shoe which borrowed the sandal’s name, “Huarache”. A sock-style neoprene lining coupled with an outside framework gave what became known as a Dynamic Fit. The absence of visible Swoosh branding made for a uncharacteristic departure for the company.

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