Wednesday, March 27, 2013

MIKE KERSHNAR FOR ELEMENT - LIMITED EDITION SHOE AND VIDEO

We are proud to announce the Michael Kershnar for Element collaboration. Mike took our classic shoe, the Topaz, and re-imagined with his artwork. The outsole is laser-etched with his art, along with custom insoles, and an embroidered heel all on the back. The shoe comes with an extra pair of leather laces, and wrapped up in a special edition box designed by Mike.

To launch this special collaboration, Mike teamed up with filmmaker Sean Desmond to document a day in the life with Kershnar. Take a walk in his shoes, and see his artwork unfold in nature.

Element Advocate Mike Kershnar pays tribute to the natural world through detailed, yet unique illustrations of wildlife, including wolves, wild cats, and hummingbirds. He expresses the duality of existence, with themes of predator and prey, day and night, life and death, and the ultimate oneness that connects us all. This balance of opposites is seen in his shoe, its box, and all the details.

With the laser-etched outsoles, you can leave a little piece of artwork wherever you go.

Mike has a long history of combining the elements of the city and skateboarding with art in nature. Here he puts the final touches on the15-foot wide hummingbird mural that is featured in the short film.

Michael Kershnar has been an Element Advocate for over a decade, and also helped found Elemental Awareness. Follow Michael Kershnar on Instagram @huskyroundup and pick up a pair of his shoes online or in your local shop.