The Story Of The $3,000 Sneakers
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The Story Of The $3,000 Sneakers

South African artist Conor McCreedy on creating what could be the world’s most expensive sneakers. A literally stumbled upon a business opportunity. The renowned South African artist, who only paints in blue,was one day at work in his studio, in a 600-year-old, four-storeyed building in Zurich, when he accidentally spilled some of the monochromatic pigment on to his white sneakers. Who knew it would lead to a designer line of expensive sneakers. The artist, resident in Switzerland since 2014, now sells the limited edition sneakers for $3,000 a pair. What helped that day was that the painting accident was shortly before a meeting with an art collector. “This art dealer wanted some work for a private collection.I couldn’t get time to put my shoes on, so I went in my sneakers, and this guy just loved them… He opened up to me and said he likes the idea. ‘Try and take it further’, he said to me,” says McCreedy to FORBES AFRICA, on the phone from Switzerland. Artist Conor McCreedy. Picture: Supplied After spending four months finalizing the collaboration with an established shoe company, Ludwig Reiter, the concept sprung to life. A regular pair of their white sneakers sells […]

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