My friend Joey Holthaus (Illustrator) and Mano Macchiato, known for their exclusive hand-painted shoes, collaborated on an exciting project.

One of a kind sneakers

You know, craftsmanship is the future, and you will see it more and more around you. People want to know how things are made! People want something unique. That’s why I am excited when I see people around me being super creative, it gives me energy! And don’t we all love shoes, and especially these one of a kind sneakers. A true piece of art!

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Mano Macchiato is known for transforming luxury leather items into a hand-finished art pieces. It was founded by brothers Dirk & Pim Verest. They started hand-finishing dressed shoes (patina), which became a big success. Pim Verest can go all over Europe to show his unique finishing techniques, Dirk is based in the USA. A typical dress shoe takes about 2 to 6 hours to finish, depending on colors and design. All wishes from customers can be granted as Pim finishes each shoe from scratch. Since the start Mano Macchiato also transitioned in the World of leather furniture, horse tack and car & yacht interiors. Basically anything made from leather can get a Mano Macchiato touch. Mano Macchiato will also offer leather goods using sustainable materials like biodegradable eco-friendly leather and natural coloring. Great idea! (Also check out their more affordable line Miotinto!)

Joey Holthaus

Joey Holthaus creates original illustrations with his HAUS OF JOEY. He has designed amazing artwork for Organice Your Life ® and many other people & companies. But Joey’s biggest passion is using the inspiration of pop culture to make his illustrations. His best work includes Illustrations of Madonna, Prince, Lady Gaga to name a few.

Check out these new sneakers they made together. What do you think?

video credits:

Sneakers illustration: Joey Holthaus for Haus of Joey

Sneakers hand-finishing by Pim Verest for Mano Macchiato

Executive producer, film & editing: Mano Macchiato

Love, Lonneke