Image via @KAWS


One of the world’s most prominent contemporary artists, KAWS is no stranger to the sneaker scene and he made waves yesterday when he unveiled two customised pairs of the sacai x Nike LDWaffle. For the Free Arts NYC’s 21st Annual Art Auction, KAWS sketched his signature playful figure on the heel and also gave the shoe’s box a little upgrade, for added measure.


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To further enhance his signature playful spirit, KAWS posted a picture of the charity sneakers on his Instagram with the caption: “sacai meant to send these to Free Arts for their benefit but they arrived at my studio first so…” Implying that the sketches were completely unplanned, the caption alludes to the idea that KAWS managed to get his hands on these covetable creps before they went to auction and took it upon himself to spice them up a bit.

These KAWS-sketched sacai x Nike LDWaffles are going on auction today with proceeds going to the Free Arts NYC’s 21st Annual Art Auction, and we reckon these incredibly exclusive sneakers will make a pretty penny!

In other news, a frosty Ghost Aqua Nike Air Force 1 Pixel has been revealed! Check it out here.