24 Sep “The Science Guy” Sperry Top-Sider
Posted at 23:01h
This is probably the most excited I have ever been about a release! Having the opportunity to work on shoes for a TV icon from my youth, Bill Nye @TheScienceGuy brought back so many fun memories. I have probably sang the “Bill Nye The Science Guy” theme some over a thousand times in my head over the past few weeks.
Bill is a contestant on this season of “Dancing With The Stars
.” His partner on the show, just so happens to be @TyneSteklein
a friend, and the client who ordered the “Frogs For Life
” Dunks I did a couple years ago. On the day they were introduced, Bill gave Tyne a flower in a science flask. In return Tyne wanted to get Bill a truly 1 of a kind and personalized gift. That’s where I come in!
A leather Sperry Top-Sider with a bright blue (his favorite color) was chosen as the base. I then created a pattern of flasks, that were burnt (or debossed) around the main side panels. Due to Bills love for bow ties, 12 were then burnt onto the neck of select flasks and painted in a variety of fun colorful patterns. Then as if the cherry on top, the words “BILL NYE” and “the Dancing Guy” were then burnt into the heel of the shoe. The factory look of the freehand burn and paint work on these shoes really give them a classy factory finish look, and I couldn’t be more proud of them.