Artist Sneakers

Artist Sneakers

In recent years, artists have adopted sneakers as a medium, using customized footwear to explore the dynamics between factory production and individual handicraft, brand and identity, functionality and expression.

Judi Werthein Brinco Cross-Trainer

Conceptual artist Judi Werthein named these sneakers brinco (Spanish for “jump”), a term migrants use to describe the crossing from Mexico into San Diego, and the shoes were designed with that crossing in mind.