The good folks at Red Bull, and it’s monthly publication, The Red Bulletin, know us well… so well in fact, they let us have an exclusive preview of a forthcoming article that they knew would be right up our… ‘street’. In this month’s issue, the red bulls talk to sneaker customiser Mark Ong, who’s worked on kicks for names like Kobe Bryant and Q-Tip (amongst others), all from his Singapore studio.
The piece looks at every aspect of Ong’s work, how he got started, and what fuels him to continue his independent business, with a little help from his other half, and steer clear of mass-production. I wasn’t familiar with Ong, or his work before now, but it’s clear he has a more than impressive résumé – my favourite thing I’ve learned is that he is also clearly a huge Misfits fan, as you’ll see if you scan through the images below. Red Bull have given us a very special look inside Ong’s studio, and which sums up the work, as well as the man behind it, perfectly.
You can read the full piece in this month’s Red Bulletin (available in the Telegraph this coming Sunday and online shortly), together with a look at the virus that is sneaker-addiction, and the most collectable kicks on the market. For more of Mark’s work, check out Royalefam.