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'My Own Shoe Monster' by James Whitworth Gives a Manga Touch to Pro-Ked Kicks

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published:   Updated: Jun 16 2011 • References: thejcw.blogspot and behance.net
I love the anime-inspired design on these Pro-Ked kicks by James Whitworth. We've seen a number of artistic sneakers at Trend Hunter, but I love the manga aesthetic given to this pair.

If you take a close look at James Whitworth's Pro-Ked sneaker design, you'll spot helicopters, old buildings and skyscrapers. Each is given a retro pop art flair. James Whitworth's manga sneakers go for $70 per pair.

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