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Toms Shoes and Incubus lead singer Brandon Boyd unveil new design

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Toms Shoes has teamed up with artist and Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd and longtime friend Kristin Jai Klosterman, a former model and Southern Californian artist, to launch their newest footwear design in the inaugural offering of the Collaborative Canvas Collection.

Seventy-five pairs of shoes were crafted from three canvases created by Boyd and Klosterman (one by each alone and one by the two collaborating). Individual swaths were cut from the artwork, reflecting the artists’ unique styles and techniques, and ensuring each pair in the collection is one-of-a-kind.

 Although Tom’s is known for encouraging customers to use paint, stencils and markers to make their own custom shoes in their "Style Your Sole Parties," using pre-painted canvas was a new concept for the shoe company, whose founding mission "One for One," gives away a pair of new shoes to a needy child for every pair purchased.

Eight pairs of the shoes are on display at Undefeated Stores in Silver Lake, Santa Monica, La Brea and Las Vegas and will go on sale during the Sept. 26 launch event at the store's Silver Lake location.

 
-- Liesl Bradner

Photo credit: Toms Shoes

 
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proof that you don't need talent to do design/art..you just have to already be famous. ugly as hell.

Alpargatas! It's almost the traditional footwear in Argentina!

I believe this concept is brillant...When I first saw the Tv commerical,I said to myself,"Wow...People still care about people.."
Kudos to the artwork that Kristin and Brandon worked so hard on and then donated for auction, they do it because they truly believe in the cause, as well as I do..
And it just goes to show that people do care!~Carrie

Kevin has no idea what he is talking about... At least Brandon is doing something that will help hundreds of other people while you sit on your computer insulting him. Not to mention that this isnt the first time he has done something to benefit the world. I think you need to look at the bigger picture instead of being so arrogant...



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