A few years ago, I was hanging out with my long time friend and skateboarder, Jack. While at his house, he showed me a collection of Nike Dunks he has worn while skating over the years. I looked in a amazement at about 19 pairs of Nike Dunks and Dunk SB’s that were all but torn to hell. Nearly every sneaker had been pushed to their absolute limit. Giant holes occupied the space where his toes would have been. And as absolutely fucked up as they were, I thought there was something beautiful about them. He must have too otherwise they would have been thrown away after having run their course. I wanted to document them in some way to preserve their beauty. I decided to shoot them as if they were a brand new product from Nike. Just the sneaker, exhausted yet still standing, against a white backdrop, evenly lit to show all the detail. A true homage to the words “Skate Every Damn Day”.
Photographer: Aaron Steele // www.asteelephoto.com