Tuesday, April 28, 2015

There's a really great article up on rippedlaces.com about Frank Boistel, the designer behind Sole Tech's many iconic skate shoes from the Millennium era. With just a background in graphics and advertising, Frank was able to learn from scratch how to be a shoe designer for skateboarders in an era where the aesthetic of "tech" skate shoes experienced rampant popularity and growth. I was undoubtedly shaped by the aesthetics of this era so I find this interview especially meaningful since shoe designers, unlike regular fashion designers, often evade the public eye. 


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