The Selby Laces Up with Buscemi
If you want to get a piece of The Selby you can head over Todd’s blog, grab one of his books, a stack of stickers, walk through the Daelim Museum, or catch any number of his commercial projects on billboards and displays when they pop up. But if you want to take the next step, literally, you can lace up his latest collaboration. He teamed up with luxury sneaker brand Buscemi on a pair of hyper exclusive kicks that feature his work pressed in gold onto the highest quality Italian calf leather.
To create the pattern for the 100mm sneakers he looked at the world around him and drew from everything – whatever inspired him went into these shoes. “I decided I would do some watercolor paintings of all the super random things that inspire me, lobsters, cats, Chinese take out, manhole covers, fire hydrants, you know… the good stuff,” says Todd. “My wife Danielle Sherman came up with the idea to print white onto the finest shiny gold leather which apparently makes the shoes pop more.” Todd’s wife is right: they do pop. They’re bright and shiny and a very clean choice for any day of the week.
Not only did Todd’s illustrations make it to the upper of the sneaker, but they were also imprinted into the famous lock that Buscemi sneakers are known for. The hardware reflects the leather: it’s glistening gold.
The shoes are available now in very limited quantities for $1,200. If that price tag is a little higher than you’re used to spending take heart that it’s for a good cause. $100 of each Buscemi x The Selby pair sold goes to Creative Growth, a charity that supports people with disabilities creating art. You get to pay it forward and rock a beautiful new pair of sneakers.
Editorial photography of the courtesy of cobrasnake.