Instead of kickin with these vintage yet hard-to-find sneakers, Japanese artist Kosuke Sugimoto transforms each pairs of these sneakers into sculptural houseplant. The artist who also known as Shoetree use Nike Air Max Uptempo 1995, Air Classic BW 1996, Air Metal Max 1997, and Air Max 95 Premium “Kashima Antlers Pack” 2005 as the canvasses for his art pieces.
To completely cover a sneakers with a plant, it takes approximately three or more years with hydrolysis process. “The inspiration for its appearance came from the sight of plant roots stretching across the ruins of collapsed, moss-covered buildings,” said Sugimoto.
The new series of his sculptural houseplants will be displayed for an upcoming exhibition titled "Justification of Deterioration" at ISETAN Shinjuku Men’s in Tokyo, Japan on 14 until May 29 2018.
Check the image above to see how beautiful the sculptural houseplants is.