The Democratic National Convention (DNC) came to my hometown of Philadelphia and for some, it’s not all about political platforms. Elom Bowman, founder and owner of Ecentrik Artistry and Elom Bowman Art & Photography, had a different platform in mind; customized, one-of-a-kind sneakers.
Growing up, I remember Elom drawing comic strips and super heroes (which he still does) all of the time. He turned his passion and creativity into what is now known as Ecentrik Artistry, and I couldn’t be more proud of him. So proud that I had to write about his latest sneaker collection.
During the DNC kickoff week, Elom’s Run DNC Philly Collection of sneakers swept the city of Philadelphia and the internet. He linked up with the Philadelphia- based advertising agency, Tierney and menswear shop, Lapstone & Hammer, also based in Philadelphia, to put together a collection of 12 one-of-a-kind sneakers created in honor of the Democratic National Convention coming to the “City of Brotherly Love”.
Many of these custom kicks have already sold out, but if you live in Philly, you may be able to snatch you a pair at Lapstone & Hammer. If the creativity and artistic quality of these sneakers doesn’t convince you to purchase a pair, maybe the fact that all proceeds benefit the national organization, Back on My Feet. Members of this organization run to fight homelessness.
Again, I am super proud of my cousin and his achievements. He is an inspiration and testament of what can happen when you dream big and work hard. Click on the links to check out Elom’s websites along with pictures of the collection at the bottom of this post. You can also enter to win a pair of these sneakers at Run DNC Philly. Take a look and let me know which pair is you favorite. For Spacious Skies is mine! Leave a comment!
Sneaker photos via Run DNC Philly
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