"When I was young there was pollution too, but you would only see it on occasion. Now, anytime we step out the house we have to check to see if its a mask day"
These are words from designer Zhijun Wang, who started making his own face masks as to not breathe in harmful pollution in Beijing. Zhijun doesn't make ordinary masks however, he makes masks from sneakers! As a sneaker collector he decided that he wanted to combine the two ideas and start making these exclusive masks. As he became better at making these masks, he made them more complex with valves and filters. Now, his masks look extremely professional and stylish. Check out an inside look below as he collabs with Hypebeast to create a New Balance sneaker mask!