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Check Out How Corey Crawford Looks on a Converse All-Star

By Justin Breen | July 27, 2015 7:25am | Updated on July 28, 2015 10:12am
 Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford painted onto a shoe by Michael Figueroa.
Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford painted onto a shoe by Michael Figueroa.
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Michael Figueroa

CHICAGO — This might be the best Corey Crawford has ever looked.

Artist Michael Figueroa, an American Academy of Art graduate, painted the Hawks' goalie's face on a pair of Converse All-Stars, selling the shoes to one of his several clients.

Figueroa, who has donated dozens of his Blackhawks-themed paintings to various charity events, liked taking his art to footwear.

"Anyone I feel can paint on shoes, but really pushing your skills will make you stand out," Figueroa said.

Figueroa said he used combinations of acrylic, airbrush, pencil and paint markers to paint Crawford on the shoes. He's selling them for between $150-$200.

"I really like to make my shoes as creative as possible," he said. "So when I do a pair of shoes with a goalie theme, I like taking elements from their mask to make the shoes even more interesting."

Figueroa started making the Blackhawks art a few years ago after a family friend's son was born with brain cancer. Portions of funds from paintings and prints sold were donated to charities, including Ronald McDonald House.

For more information on Figueroa and his artwork, click here.

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