Would you buy this 7-eleven miniature for your timeless Nike sneakers?
Custom-made 7-eleven themed leather sneakers need a custom-made shoebox to match them, right? But what's the ideal box? 🏪
Toronto-based artist and director Justin Poulsen spent the majority of 2020 and 2021 meticulously building a miniature 7-eleven convenience store from scratch that's a shoebox to house a pair of custom-made leather 7-eleven themed Nike Dunks.
The just-finished project features the smallest details like working lights and automatic motorized doors to make it look convincingly real.
Originally contemplating CG or painted backdrops, Poulsen decided that everything had to be hand-built to match the spirit of the building.
Does this care with the boxes come from the same care we have with our sneakers? This is always an in-depth discussion, many people say that boxes take up too much space, so they end up buying organizers or just leaving their shoes on a shelf.
Specialists and shoemakers see no problem on leaving sneakers in their original boxes, it keeps leather and suede protected from the sun and dust and will make your kicks last even longer. After all, if you've invested money, time, and lost sleep to get the cop, finding a good place to keep it is the easy part. Upside: if it's really leather, it practically survives on its own.
But collectors have another way of organizing and leaving their gems on display, as in an exhibition. Louis Vuitton even created a monogrammed leather and glass case especially for this. Only one pair fits, so you have to choose wisely which model deserves a place in the vault.
Most importantly: Be it in luxury storage or artist-customized boxes, do us a favor, keep your sneakers safe.
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