Free shoes! Two of a Diva's favorite words
Judging from the way we all salivated over these sparkly sneakers last week, it's clear that every Diva wants her shoes to make a statement. But who needs $88 Keds when you can have a pair of custom kicks designed just for you?
Shoe painter Geary "Rasta" Taylor, who was featured last month in tbt*, is teaming up with Tampa Bay's favorite newspaper to offer one reader a pair of custom-designed shoes. I recently visited Taylor in his workshop and, trust me, the man is a genius! Check out some of his work, above. (Yes, that is Salvador Dali's Persistence of Memory painting on a pair of shoes! Who does that?)
Even if you don't win the contest, you can still hire Taylor or his business partner Jesse Kiebzak to customize your kicks. Rates start at $50 per pair. Call Taylor at (727) 565-6024 or stop by Taylor and Kiebzak's new store, 1 of 1 Customs. It's at 659 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg.
Divas, if you could have a custom pair of shoes, what would they look like?
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