These Awesome Women Artists Made 50 Unique Sneakers to Represent All 50 States
Show some state pride right down to your feet.
Artist Bree Poort hoped the island state’s sneakers would call to mind the earth meeting water. “I feel rooted here, and every symbol on the pair of shoes has a story to tell,” she tells Business Insider. Booking a cheap flight to Hawaii just became easier than ever.
Fittingly, Chan used a jewel tone for The Gem State. Specifically, she went with Idaho’s state stone: star garnet. Learn more crazy facts about all 50 states.
Chang’s Illinois kicks are reminiscent of learning state facts in elementary school. She included the state bird (cardinal) and flower (violet), plus corn to represent its crops.
Home of the Indy 500, Indiana is hugely into NASCAR. Artist Jen Mussari designed the state’s sneakers with an auto racing flag—just what any athlete needs when getting revved for a run.
Artist Maria Castillo designed the Sunflower State’s running shoe around the bright plant, but its bright colors are cheery even on cloudy days.
This sneaker by Mussari is all about the Kentucky Derby. Roses represent the garland given to the winner and the greens are for the herbs in a mint julep. Brush up on these 17 facts about the Kentucky Derby you never knew.
For New Orleans, Chang spiked the Louisiana kicks with symbols of Mardi Gras: a purple, yellow and green color palette, masquerade masks, and confetti. Check out these must-do adventures in all 50 states.
Artist Lizzie Darden wanted to use food “as a uniting factor and symbol of community,” she tells Business Insider. What better Maine pick than fresh lobster? We’ll take ours on a roll with mayonnaise, please. Find out what your state looks like designed out of food.
For home of the Chesapeake Bay, Orr was inspired by slick fish scales and lush waters. Maryland is also home to one of the nicest places in America.