Sneaker brand K-Swiss has spread the word to street artists and stencil designers across the globe; 'Get cutting!' as they search for the most awesome stencil designs on a blank shoe. Running in conjunction with the International 'K-Spray' stenciling tour, the Kicks Comp has attracted the world¹s coolest underground artists. Coinciding with the Asian leg of the K-Spray tour, the comp will showcase each stenciled shoe design. Created purely for the tour, new pairs of white K-Swiss Clymar were shipped to each artist to make their mark. These limited edition shoes with intense detailing have also been placed online, www.k-spray.com allowing street artists, along with sneaker fans to voice their opinions about the hippest footwear designs. The winner will be presented with US$2,500 at the K-Spray tour in Asia which kick starts in the Philippines March 30, 2006. The winner may also have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have their design produced by K-Swiss and receive the ongoing royalty fees! Walking art in the coolest sense!
The comp and tour continue K-Swiss grass roots support of stencil art worldwide, allowing artists a platform of exposure across the globe. The quality and skill that has been put into these designs is paramount and second to none, says K-Swiss spokesperson, "Artists involved in K-Spray have extended themselves with this competition and it is likely several of the shoes will be produced for retail sale, so we urge people to get online and tell us which style they want to see in-store."
In addition to voicing their opinions about the coolest K-Swiss shoe designs, artists can also utilize the new interactive K-Spray.com website to post their art, discuss their inspiration and meet other artists. The best part? The conversations between artists are live, meaning every sneaker and street art fan can interact directly with the world¹s coolest artists. So, log on and keep your eyes glued to k-spray.com for updates on the winning shoe design, the latest street art from across the globe and news about the next big thing in the world of street culture and sports footwear.