Sometimes chefs cook, and then other times they design custom Vans sneakers by sticking bottle caps all over them. For Philadelphia chef Jose Garces, this is one of those shoe designing moments. Thus, he joins the grand pantheon of shoe-designing chefs like Marcus Samuelsson, Chris Cosentino, and Aaron Sanchez. Garces designed the above sneakers for Vans' Custom Culture art contest, which raises money for underfunded high school art programs. Garces is an ambassador for the contest, joining the likes of actresses Lucy Hale and Rachel Bilson, famous person Lauren Conrad and man of comedy Conan O'Brien.
Garces, it seems, is a fan of the bottle cap motif: his shuttered-ish Philly food truck Guapos Tacos is also covered in bottle caps. Compare the shoes above with Guapos Tacos, below.
[Photo: Garces Restaurant Group / Facebook]