basketball shoes

A Wise

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I'm looking for ideas on how to frame basketball shoes. Actually they are boats. Size 16 high tops they are signed by the players so they are signed all over the shoes except the bottom. Anyone have any creative ideas on how to frame them so the signatures show? I know we can put them in an acrylic case like the basketball but was looking for something different. Thanks
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HannaFate

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It would be a bit heavy, but try using a mirror in the back of the box, and mounting the shoes on tilted platforms.

Otherwise, could you see all the signatures if you just set the soles on the backing? Maybe it's just a matter of allowing enough space around for viewing. You could fill in the background with photos of the players. (or mirrors on the sides of the box?)
 

MarkyW

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Here's something that I did, although it's a lot smaller than what you're doing since they are baby cowboy boots. This way you can see all sides.

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The base is just moulding cut sideways rather than the regular way. I don't know if you've ever made an acrylic box, but that would require a long explanation. I could try explaining if you want.
 

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I would go Hanna's route, with the understanding that there is a very good 1/4" plate mirror look-alike in acrylic. You can even drill holes in it just fine, for putting mounts through.

I did a pair of Shaq's shoes..... jeez, talk about
a huge job. We also did his jersey AND trunks in the same frame.. I looked at a picture of him playing and matched up the suit to match.... The frame went 62" tall. I could just feel his smile the whole time.
 

preservator

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Hanna's mirror idea allows not only more visibility, but if it were combined with the box above, it could keep the interior of the box free from materials that might react with the rubber in the shoes. Warn the client that rubber is one of the hardest materials to preserve and the case should be in the darkest place possible, for both signatures and soles to last.


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