Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Gallery Provides Fine Art For Feet

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A gallery in San Diego is bringing some “sole” to the art world.

Milo Shoes and Gallery is a unique shop that provides original works of art for people’s feet by enlisting artists to create custom sneakers.

Owner Magali Jay-Snyder says it’s a way for sneaker lovers to own an awesome piece of wearable art.

She says, “Each pair is one-of-a-kind. We even have it in the artists’ contracts that a design can’t be redone, so every pair is unique.”

The personalized sneakers run from $80 to $400.

Milo even holds monthly art shows where an artist can be observed from an enclosed display area painting a pair of shoes.

Among the cool kicks already for sale are kiddie shoes inspired by Cat in the Hat and even a series of “porn Vans,” which feature smutty scenes from x-rated flicks.

Jay-Snyder says, “There’s no hardcore shots. They’re definitely a conversation starter, but you probably don’t want to wear them in front of your mom.”

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