Contrary to popular belief, the biggest borough in NYC is Brooklyn, population-wise. With almost 3 million people tucked away in this east coast hub, it’s no wonder that Brooklyn has such a distinctive culture and flavor. NYC-based artist, Ecentrik Artistry, has decided to pay homage to his favorite borough with a collection of sneakers, in his Brooklyn Art Project. Now we’re focusing on a pair of customs that are dedicated to an area in Brooklyn, known as DUMBO.
The Brooklyn Art Project: Air Jordan III (3) “Walls of Dumbo” by Ecentrik Artistry have white leather uppers, with accents of red and graffiti-style art throughout. The customs were inspired by the aged and colorful walls that appear “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass.” The old, tagged warehouses and factories caught the attention of Ecentrik, and he took to a pair of AJ3 ‘Fire Red’ shoes as his base model. The shoes complete with a coordinating “Brooklyn” long sleeve baseball t-shirt.
Another interesting thing about DUMBO is that it maintains a certain grittiness to it, specifically with a few graffiti laced walls and what I like to call “Old sticker and billboard walls”. This wall here in particular stuck out to me because I feel like the old torn billboard ads and graffiti tags have a certain beauty to it.
If you’re interested in more about the rest of the Brooklyn Art Project, or would like to purchase a pair of these customs, head over to the Ecentrik Art shop now! More shots of these kicks below!