From the ground up

Upper Playground is pleased to offer this sneak peek of shoes to be released as part of its Winter 2007 lineup. The “Skulls” slip on shoe was designed for Upper Playground by artist Alex Pardee. Pardee’s style involves bright colors and oddly-shaped characters in bizarre settings that give his pieces a circus sideshow feel. Pardee has worked with Warner Bros., Hurley International, and RIDE snowboards just to name a few. The “Faces” shoe was designed by artist, Sam Flores, whose style includes botanical elements, natural landscapes, and dreamy characters with large, folded hands. Flores’s work has been featured in such magazines as Mass Appeal, Juxtapoz, Urb and Wired. Both the “Skulls” shoe and the “Faces” shoes will retail for $60 and will be available Winter ’07.
After the jump you can see the Sam Flores Slip-On and here below the video with Alex Pardee!

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