Posted on 15 February 2017
Design, functionality, creativity, these are familiar concepts to us at Sneakerser.
Coming out of Beijing, China, designer Zhijun Wang has been making noise with his smog mask creations using sneakers as the building materials. Fitted with 3m filters and using popular sought after models in his designs such as the Yeezy V2 "Beluga" and Acronym Presto.
Inspired by a love of running and the high levels of pollution in his native Beijing, along with an interest in sneakers, Wang created his first mask which turned a lot of heads and sparked offers from manufacturers to move into larger scale production, an offer that Wang refused as he states this is an environmental issue to be addressed, not just a business opportunity.
Personally if Glasgow ever reaches the pollution levels of Beijing, I know where I will be shopping for my mask!