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Rad Circuitry Runners

Gabriel Dishaw Air Max 2011 Sneakers Are Energized with E-Waste

— March 12, 2011 — Fashion
Though some athletes claim to feel electrified in their runners, the Gabriel Dishaw Air Max 2011 kicks bring new truth to that sensation. The artist from Indianapolis has been making these circuit board sneaker sculptures for years, and takes pride in reproducing every last detail with the most unconventional materials.

The result of 90 hours of work over three weeks, these e-waste Nike running shoes are what Dishaw calls "upcycled." Keyboard letters line the heels of the kicks, but computer parts are the least impressive fabrics used. Combined with a typewriter case and part of a 747 airplane oxygen mask are bits of motherboards, chipsets and even a USB port in the sole of the shoe. Wires, metal strips, screen and more make up the Gabriel Dishaw Air Max 2011 sneakers, and the latest addition to this creative's portfolio of "junk art."
Trend Themes
1. Upcycled Sneaker Sculptures - Opportunity to create art and fashion pieces using unconventional materials like circuit boards and computer parts.
2. E-waste Innovation - Potential for repurposing outdated electronics and transforming them into functional and stylish items.
3. Sustainable Fashion - Rising demand for environmentally friendly clothing and accessories made from recycled or upcycled materials.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Design - Opportunity to explore innovative ways of creating artwork using electronic waste and circuit boards.
2. Electronics Recycling - Growing demand for innovative ways to recycle and repurpose electronic waste.
3. Fashion and Apparel - Opportunity to tap into the sustainable fashion market by creating clothing and accessories using recycled materials.
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