Sneakers are not just a plain footwear for some people, they’ve become a matter of a culture. Having unique and customised pair that no one else has is something that makes one stand out from the crowd. Adding colours and graphics to their footwear is a game that has evolved in recent years.
Richard Riley, who is based in the Washington D.C. area, created Fuggit, a project which took one step further in this game and started creating unique pairs of sneakers – crochet versions of classic sneakers. However, this project is not just about showing off but carries a deeper message. Riley wants to point finger at crimes that were committed over sneakers by focusing on models often involved in sneaker crimes—like the Jordan 11 or the Nike Air Foamposite One. He also hopes to turn Fuggit into a charitable project eventually.
Check out in the gallery below how crochet models look like and what Riley said about the project itself – Cozy with a cause. If you are interested in these crochet versions of popular sneakers they can be found at Fuggit’s webstore.
Images by Andy Hur