Now a successful artist and entrepreneur, Louie Gong got his start by customizing shoes with cultural art. Louie has long used art and shoes as a teaching tool, putting on hundreds of “Design Yourself” workshops with the Mockups art toy for youth from all over the world.
The Shoes Coloring Book provides an exciting new platform for youth to engage with art and identity in a fun, accessible way. The book leads kids through Louie’s process of making custom shoes, starting them off practicing coloring and replicating Louie’s designs and guiding them through to making shoe designs of their very own. This interactive coloring and activity book is bound to spark creative conversation as youth are encouraged to create personally meaningful art for their friends, family, and community members. Recommended for youth ages 6 and up.