KOIO Launches Limited Edition Sneakers by Ceramist Ben Medansky

February 27, 2018 Caroline Williamson

KOIO Launches Limited Edition Sneakers by Ceramist Ben Medansky

Luxury sneaker brand KOIO brought on Los Angeles-based ceramist Ben Medansky to collaborate on a limited edition sneaker inspired by his signature, handcrafted works of art. The unisex kicks reference his ceramics with calf leather uppers that don tiny grey specks, which resemble his white-glazed stoneware clay, and bold cobalt blue soles, a nod to Ben’s favorite color.

While Ben is well-known in the art world, these sneakers mark his first step into the footwear world and he’s clearly putting his industrial-inspired stamp on it. They’re not just sneakers though – they’re shoes that feature ceramic accent pieces, called “shoellery” or “shoeramics,” made by Ben, making each shoe a work of wearable art. If you want to grab a pair of Men’s or Women’s, you better jump on it as very few were made in each size.

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