About a month ago, I showed you some of the greatest tennis shoes of all time. I humbly submit this high-top as a late addition to the list.
Designed and constructed by artist Phil Noto, a true gentleman among geeks, this is the Battleship Shoe. Noto made it for a custom sneaker art show at the Bold Hype Gallery in New York City. I think it goes without saying that this one’s not meant to be worn.
And should you doubt my geeky compliment before, take a look at Noto’s Tumblr blog. He posts new stuff all the time, and most of it is extremely geeky. In fact, the majority of it is depictions of superheroes. I’m particularly fond of this X-Men: First Class movie poster, made in the retro style of Saul Bass. Also in love with this Star Wars/Star Trek mashup.
His stuff is so great, it makes me wonder why I’ve never heard of him until now.