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Eighth Generation custom shoes get a shout out at

Big thanks to the folks at for including my art in a post about the Custom Culture Arts Program. Last year, I was asked to be an official ambassador for the program along with famous folks like Kristin Stewart and Conan O'brien ...and a slew of awesome artists. The shoes I created for them are called the Hard Knocks Wolf.








Louie Gong for Vans Custom Culture

When the Vans folks asked if I could create a pair of customs to use in promotion of the Vans Custom Culture Arts Program, I knew right away that I wanted to do my best work. I learned early on that there is only one way to get good at something -- practice.  So I used a prototype of Mockups, the unreleased art toy I developed, to sketch out a design for a Vans Classic Slip on.  Once I had a plan, I took the design to an actual shoe.  The outcome of that first shoe was good, but I..  - Read More

Louie Gong x Vans Custom Culture Arts Program

I’m really proud that Vans has asked me to be an Official Ambassador for their Custom Culture Arts Program.  Basically, I’m tasked with dressing up a pair of Classic Slips Ons. When complete, I’ll toss them back to Vans to use in promotional materials for the nation-wide project.  Additionally, since I’ve done over 30 custom shoe workshops all over the country, I’ll be working my connections with teachers and program coordinators to get as many students involved as possible. Why the hell not?  Vans provides some the shoes, and the grand prize is $50k for your school’s arts program. Get..  - Read More

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