Footwear

I spent a lot of time in my own world as a kid, so creativity has always felt like a part of my DNA. My ability to create took me from selling shoe drawings for 25 cents in 7th grade, to becoming the founder of my former global brand (GroundBreaker Customs); producing custom footwear, apparel, and accessories for a wide range of clients at the age of 17.

GroundBreaker Customs was terminated in 2015, and has since made the transition into a subsidiary of 723. Through both GBC and 723, I've been blessed to either meet, befriend, design for, recieve exposure/endorsements from, work with, and/or learn from:

adidas

Nike

Wells Fargo

Marquette University Men's Basketball

ESPN

Microsoft

Reebok 

Millenial Magazine

TOMS

Motorized Precision

And many more.

Using quality materials, subtle accents and strategic colorblocking, I focus on innovation and attention to detail in producing custom work. I don't customize footwear for hype. I don't customize footwear for social media notoriety, and I don't customize footwear for the money. Customization represents one of the many outlets I utilize in efforts to express myself, while allowing me to give clients something they can take pride in; as they receive the only pair of it's kind in the world.

"On My Way" - Wells Fargo

Blessed with the opportunity to work with Wells Fargo in spring 2017 for their "On My Way" campaign, highlighting several creative, independent individuals who are crafting their own journeys. See the official ad and Director's cut from EightFold Collective below, and click here to read the profile from Wells Fargo.

"Deluxe" Nike Air Force 1 

Originally an all-white AF1 mid- a DELUXE brand, camouflage shirt covers the entire shoe. Completely deconstructed/reconstructed.

"Midnight Black" adidas Ultraboost
Dyed primeknit, dyed boost, and gold accents came together for a "Midnight Black" Ultraboost custom before adidas launched the official colorway. Keeping this up because R.I.P. Mac Miller. 

Customs

"Ahustin's Legacy" adidas Yeezy 750
"Ahustin's Legacy" adidas Yeezy 750
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Nike x NBA x UnspokenPDX AF1 collaboration
Nike x NBA x UnspokenPDX AF1 collaboration

Nike x NBA x UnspokenPDX collaboration to commemorate the NBA's new jersey contract with Nike.

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"CW 1" adidas Ultraboost Hybrid
"CW 1" adidas Ultraboost Hybrid
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"Legacy" NMD R1
"Legacy" NMD R1
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"DJ Dylan" Nike Dunk Hi
"DJ Dylan" Nike Dunk Hi
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"Jayne's 1's" Nike Air Jordan 1
"Jayne's 1's" Nike Air Jordan 1
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"Black Widow" Nike Air Force 1
"Black Widow" Nike Air Force 1

A fan favorite.

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"Coach.0" Nike Air Force 1 Kids
"Coach.0" Nike Air Force 1 Kids
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"Paisley" Nike Dunk
"Paisley" Nike Dunk
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"Bold" adidas NMD R1
"Bold" adidas NMD R1

Primeknit upper/sock collar duo, with gold accents along the front bumpers/rear pull tab, a black boost midsole, and black eyelets; strategically positioned and firmly implanted to allow for multiple lacing styles in both the front and back.

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"K-Wool" adidas NMD CS1
"K-Wool" adidas NMD CS1

Lacing options in the front and back, with a yellowed boost midsole and customized adidas branding.

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"Cousin" NMD pack
"Cousin" NMD pack

The CS1 and R1 come together for the "Cousin" pack, including a black boost midsole on the R1, a carbon fiber tongue on the CS1, and gold eyelets.

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"Friends & Family" adidas UltraBOOST
"Friends & Family" adidas UltraBOOST

Uncaged with gold eyelets, and a "pure white" treatment for the upper.

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"Double-Y" adidas UltraBOOST
"Double-Y" adidas UltraBOOST

Yin & Yang color blocking through black eyelets, a black boost midsole, and innovated branding (inspired by the current adidas branding trends), on a white UltraBOOST 1.0 base.

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"Smithstar" adidas Stuperstar
"Smithstar" adidas Stuperstar

Completely deconstructed/reconstructed using a mix of patent leather and garment cow skin, accented by Stan Smith inspired stitching and branding. This pair was done for the Eyes & Edge/adidas/Antonio Brasko "Just For Kicks" event for Portland Design Week in 2014. Proceeds went to "Harper's Playground", an organization dedicated to building playgrounds accessible not just for those with disabilities, but for everyone; regardless of ability.

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"Deluxe" Nike Air Force 1
"Deluxe" Nike Air Force 1

Originally an all-white AF1 mid- a DELUXE brand, camouflage shirt covers the entire shoe. Completely deconstructed/reconstructed.

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"USN.0" Nike Air Force 1 High
"USN.0" Nike Air Force 1 High

Completely deconstructed/reconstructed, and in line with a military themed run of customs (in progress); digital camouflage and carbon fiber vinyl collaborate in honor of the United States Department of The Navy, and Midshipmen and Administrators of the Marquette University Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps.

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"UMSC.0" Nike Air Force 1 High
"UMSC.0" Nike Air Force 1 High

Completely deconstructed/reconstructed, and in line with a military themed run of customs (in progress); digital camouflage and carbon fiber upholstery collaborate in honor of the United States Marine Corps.

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"Autumn Leaves" Nike Command Force
"Autumn Leaves" Nike Command Force

Thesignature fingerprint pattern, and a gradient from a vibrant 'Volt' neon green into black collaborate on the outer side of each shoe, and with the goal in mind to add a personal/unique twist- I replicated my left and right thumb prints on the pump of the respective shoes.

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"723" Nike Roshe Run
"723" Nike Roshe Run

The signature fingerprint pattern, gold eyelets, and detailed branding work together to mark the start of a new era.

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Sketching, Ideation and Rendering

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Nike Prototype Sketch
Nike Prototype Sketch
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Yeezy 2020 Concept
Yeezy 2020 Concept
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Keen Ambifio concept Lateral View
Keen Ambifio concept Lateral View
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Keen Ambifio concept medial View
Keen Ambifio concept medial View
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Keen Anfibio Concept Digital Render
Keen Anfibio Concept Digital Render
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Keen Anfibio Concept Outsole Digital Render
Keen Anfibio Concept Outsole Digital Render
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Keen Anfibio Concept Midsole/Outsole Digital Render 1
Keen Anfibio Concept Midsole/Outsole Digital Render 1
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Keen Anfibio Concept Midsole/Outsole Digital Render 2
Keen Anfibio Concept Midsole/Outsole Digital Render 2
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Keen Anfibio Concept Midsole/Outsole Digital Render 3
Keen Anfibio Concept Midsole/Outsole Digital Render 3
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