Twitter on your Nike shoes?
British designer Daniel Reese’s design is so spot-on, it is hard to imagine that this re-worked classic Nike Dunk is not an official Twitter product. However, the design is where the similarity ends. These shoes do not tweet your location or anything. To do that, you still have to log on. Reese creates designs based on real logos and images from Google, Pac Man, Mario Bros., as well as modern, urban iconography. Interest in Reese’s customised sneakers seems to have caught the young designer off guard. Over the past four weeks, hits on his blog have gone through the roof. Still holding down a full-time job, Reese has been so overwhelmed by design orders, that he has had to close his online shop and is now taking commissions only. Originally favoured largely by teenagers, his clientele now include corporates and show business personalities, more able to pay 180 pounds ($260) for a pair of Reese’s customised kicks.
As far as his Twitter design goes – wearing these shoes may get you followed, but the best way to get followers is still by logging onto Twitter.