Fancy Footwear. Kickbars Are Diamond Jewelry For Your Sneakers.
Baller bling, baby.
It's not enough to have diamond earrings, necklaces, bracelets, pendants, body jewelry, belt buckles and even grills. Now, your athletic shoes must be adorned with ice as well.
KickBars' designer, Robert B. Martin Jr., used to put his mom's rings on his fat shoelaces in the 1980s. He took that same concept and turned it into real diamond and colored gemstone encrusted 14k bars that lace onto your kicks.
Three versions are available. The rectangular Kickbars come in two sizes; regular and junior. The full sized Kickbars average 2 carats total diamond weight and are set with approximately 54 full round cut stones. The Jr. Kickbars average 1.5 carats total weight and have approximately 37 full round cut stones.
above: brilliant cut Kickbar and princess cut diamond Custom Kickbar in 14k white gold
The Custom Kickbars are invisibly set princess cut (square cut) diamonds and have a total carat weight of a whopping 6 carats with approximately 30 stones in each.
black diamonds and emeralds:
rubies and pink sapphires:
Since launching the company in 2006, they also offer the rectangular diamond and gemstone studded pieces as bracelets and necklaces.
For those who don't want to cough up the minimum price of approx $6,500 a pair, they have also launched Sneakerbars.com, rhinestone versions of the same.
more pics for you:
You can order Kickbars here.
The images, text and information by laura sweet on this site are licensed and protected under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. If you reproduce or re-purpose, be sure to credit this blog and link back to the post. Thanks.