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WATCH: A $10,000 Nike Air MAGs is Destroyed in the Name of Art and Social Cause… And it’s Worth it!

Artist CJ Hendry, from New York City, is widely known for her large black and white ink drawings of fashion products. While she has an incredible talent, she also has a big heart for social causes.

In a fund raising activity (#SneakerDead Project) for Sheltering Arms, a youth institution, she destroyed a $10,000-Nike Air MAGs by dipping half of it in black paint. That’s right, she ruined a very expensive and one of the most exclusive sneakers out there (only 1,500 pairs were made). Then, she draw the ‘ruined’ sneakers in a very large canvass using pen and ink.

It was worth it because the drawing was sold for $130,000. The money earned (all 100% of it) was then used to buy more than 900 pairs of sneakers for the Sheltering Arms youth.

Photo Credit: TheCoolHunter.net
Photo Credit: TheCoolHunter.net

The project serves as a powerful message for symbolizing that a simple thing like shoes can serve as an avenue to inspire and touch the lives of other people.

Photo Credit: TheCoolHunter.net
Photo Credit: TheCoolHunter.net
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