If you only had three work items to bring to your studio, what would they be?
A paintbrush, more specifically, “probably a thinner type paintbrush.” Also some paint, and then if we aren’t counting the shoe itself, a heat gun “that way the paint can dry quicker.”
What is your favorite pair of kicks for the season?
“Definitely a tie between two of them.” The Ja Morant Grizzly Nike Adapts and the Harden Nipsy shoes, for a tribute anniversary. Morant got some playoff action in them and Nipsy for the dunk. “I believe, if you look good, you play good,” so the ones that always see the light of day creep to the top of the list.
Do you rep your shoes?
“I rep my shoes, but I never have time to make them for myself.” Thankfully, with a solid collection of kicks, Sierato has a few pairs on deck. “I wear my basketball shoes when I take to the court; it’s important to show people that you can wear them and they won’t fall apart.” A lot of clients believe that it’s better to keep them wrapped up on display, but in reality, that is why Sierato spent years of trial and error, to get to where he is today.
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