The Shoe Surgeon works together with 'The Dr. Brandt Foundation' on the 'Say I Love You' sneakers that take on the signature Air Force 1 model as the foundation. The design of the shoe is meant to promote mental health awareness and generate open conversation surrounding the topic. It is part of the ongoing #SayILoveYou campaign, which is dedicated to breaking down stigmatic ideas of mental health.
To contribute even further to the concept, the Shoe Surgeon shares his own story through personalized designs. The Air Force 1s boasts a white canvas before being decorated with handwritten narratives and illustrations that tell the story of the artist's struggle with anxiety, depression, and "finding a positive way to channel related feelings." The bespoke sneakers are available now at the Art Basel Miami event.