Thursday, November 20, 2008


Another collaboration with my bud John C. Today, we sat down and cracked hard on this pair of special edition Manishewitz Air Force 1's. We worked on the color scheme for a while trying to find the perfect combination that truly represented the wine manufacturer's logo--we think it came up solid. The purples and gold/yellow were both inspired by the logo (see inset), but its the silver that you're probably scratching your head over...

That silver colorway symbolizes the Kiddush cup, or the silver cup we use on the Sabbath to make the blessing, or the "Kiddush," over. While I'm certain that you're familiar with silver goblets, here's one example just to illustrate the point:

And I gotta say, that bunch of grapes emboss by the heel gives this shoe the perfect balance. Like the Manischewitz Concord Wine, these shoes are sickeningly sweet!

Monday, November 10, 2008


Friend and exceptional talent John Cornette is Jews Do It's first guest designer this week (I welcome submissions for sure). Being that that guy's a whiz on the Photoshop, I gave him an assignment. Take a pair of Air Jordan I's and design them as inspired by smoked salmon, cream cheese, a poppy-seed bagel, and a butter knife (for spreading).

I watched John as he whipped through this Barney Greengrassed number like Temptee while rocking his design tools with meticulous attention. He even left the Jordan logo embossed into the lox upper (click on the image for a better quality look). That, my friend, is taking this to go.

We all know that bagels and Jews go hand-in-hand, so it's my great pleasure to present the first pair not necessarily tied to observance or tradition, rather this is an excercise in Jewish identity. I loves 'em. I don't know if I want to wear them out to the Bagel Basket on 90th and Amsterdam, or stay at home at eat them up.

Props to John once again for stepping up to the dairy plate.