Gucci joined forces with artist Dominic “The Shoe Surgeon” Ciambrone to create three limited-edition collectible pairs of Gucci Basket sneakers, sold exclusively at the Gucci Beverly Hills store. Bringing the Gucci Sneaker Garage to life, the luxury fashion brand provides The Shoe Surgeon with upcycled materials from some of its most recognizable prints to make bespoke Basket sneakers as unique works of art.
Sporting a look synonymous with basketball sneakers from the ‘90s, Gucci Basket high-top sneakers emulate the self-expression of on-court aesthetic with distinctive features and detailing.
Dominic “The Shoe Surgeon” Ciambrone is a high-end shoe customizer. His Surgeon Studios is a Los Angeles-based collective of creatives, built to inspire creativity and push the unique and timeless craft of custom shoemaking and design. By offering a wide array of custom-tailored solutions, the products are made to last and made to wear. Each custom pair of shoes is unique to clients’ specifications and needs.
All proceeds from the three custom Gucci Basket sneakers will go to Oakland School of the Arts’ Step It Up program and will provide technology resources to the students. Step It Up is a free after-school arts program founded by the school in 2014 which prepares students of color for successful entrance into OSA by making arts education accessible to underserved and marginalized Oakland youth. Additionally, the technology provided will include design tablets and computers in an effort to supply tools and resources to children.