Ray P.

Ray P. @rayp_photos

โ€ขContent Director & IG Manager @NiceKicks
โ€ขBrand Builder / Photographer


every new journey starts the same way... w/ one forward step closer to your goal. (3/3)
โ€ข shouts to @photoradizy for assisting me on this shoot ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

IMO one of the best Ultra Boosts yet โ€ข you agree?

#BoostBoyz all day ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿพ Oh, and these Oreo's just dropped early. Tap link in bio for info :)

- @Vans Old Skool
- @KNYEW sweats
- @Future Freebandz x Reebok merch

๐ŸฅšExecution on these is so ill โ€ข this shoe represents the egg form of a ๐Ÿ“Rooster as Vans honors the animal for Chinese New Year. This pack is inspired by the many stages of a Rooster's lifecycle which can be seen on the other sneakers.
โ€ข Vans killed it with the story, quality, design, and execution.

๐Ÿฅž with the butter
โ€ข Kiroic x Vans Old Skool "Year of the Rooster"

What a way to finish 2016 โ€ข Thank you @adidas & @CanesFootball for letting me be a part of history with U ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

What a dream come true working w/ my favorite team @CanesFootball & @adidas at a Bowl Game โ€ข Allow me to show you how amazing the experience was, tap my link in bio for the full photo recap.

๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ I can't believe i'm going to a Bowl Game with my fav squad @CanesFootball in Orlando! Wednesday I'll be bringing you inside the full game experience with Miami's adidas AlphaBOUNCE PE sneaker only made for the Athletes. Man i grew up idolizing Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Phillip Buchanan, Willis McGahee, Sean Taylor (RIP), Andre Johnson and more! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ huge thanks to the @Finishline fam not only for these 3.0's but supporting my photography all year. That truly means so much to me and my career. Happy holidays!
โ€ข Special thanks to @mrbrando3 @just_elliott @317kim

2016 was full of a lot of ups & downs as well as a lot of successes & failures. I'm thankful for the support, the pple who believe in me, pple who show love and the ones who stick around when i fuck up. Possessions are great but the best gift I could ask for is having great people around at all times to inspire me, celebrate with me, and pick me up when I'm down. Thanks for being those gifts to me. I really do appreciate you.
#MerryChristmas ๐ŸŽ„

๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ thank you @adidasOriginals for the surprise! Merry BOOSTmasโ„ข๐ŸŽ„
โ€ข Big ups to @redbeardwirch & @rifstradamus, I appreciate you. Happy Holidays!

๐Ÿ—ฝ718 ๐Ÿ—ฝ
โ€ข thanks again @adidasNYC for letting me design these. Merry BOOSTmasโ„ข to me.

the perfect ๐Ÿ”„ if u ask me
1. Ultra Boost 'Lady Liberty'
2. UB 3.0 'Triple White'
3. UB 3.0 'Light Grey'
4. UB 1.0 'Triple Black'

FINALLY the wait is over. Meet my 'Lady Liberty' ๐Ÿ—ฝIt feels soooo surreal to have my own official Ultra Boost design in-hand.
Big thank you to @adidasNYC for letting me rep my home city ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

a closer look at the 3D printed midsole shows how much this is a game changer โ€ข Based on ur unique footprint the sole can be tailor made to offer precise support needed in both high & low pressure points of your foot. That's why it looks dense in some areas and less in others. I'm a style guy, but when it looks good and feels good like the adidas FutureCraft 3D, I get behind it 100%.
Thank you @adidas for the amazing opportunity. I own a piece of history now ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿพ(3/3)

๐ŸŒŒ only 500 pairs for right now but adidas is crafting the future with 3D printed sneakers. (2/3)
โ€ข see previous post for story

Super honored to be chosen by adidas to take the first step into the future with their first 3D printed sneaker - the adidas FutureCraft 3D. The experience was honestly incredible, so I wrote abt it.
Tap the link in bio to read it โ€ข I'd appreciate it ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

#BOOSTweek is done & it couldn't have ended any better โœŒ๐Ÿพ๏ธ (3/3)

The intricate process to create Primeknit is wild. Here's an excerpt from my convo w Ultra Boost designer @BenHerath:
RP// Can you speak on what inspired the design of the 3.0 Primeknit pattern?

BH// We were inspired by the movement of the body. With Aramis motion capture equipment, we are able to see exactly how the skin moves while you run. From head to toe, we are able to see force vector lines showing the direction of skin movement. In this way, we can lay down lines of flex and support along the contours of the body that help the 2D Primeknit surface wrap around a 3D form. We then reinforced lines in certain areas to strengthen and support the foot where needed. The design is driven by data and sport science so that it reflects the shape and movement of the body.

In 2015, I wrote how the Ultra Boost ruined my taste for other sneakers bc it's just that damn good. Now for its anniversary, I got to chat w the designer @BenHerath. Honestly, it was a really dope experience to be able to pick his brain on a shoe that changed the game & my life. If you know me, you know I always talk about the Ultra Boost. Read the full conversation by hitting the link in bio. I'd appreciate it ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ
Thank you @adidasRunning & @CaitlinAlbaugh for making this happen for #BOOSTweek

chess not checkers ๐Ÿ (3/3)
thanks everyone for the support. whether it's a like, comment, read, or share -- it's all equally important in my journey. I appreciate you.

minimal af ๐Ÿ designed by urs truly. (2/3) read previous post for story.

Couldn't hold my excitement when @Vans proposed I design a shoe for my bday ๐Ÿ It's my dream to one day design a few general release colorways to share my fresh w everyone, but for now you can hit the Custom site & remake my "Minimal is the new Black" Vans Era Pro.
Thank you @Vans @MichelleCorona, this meant a lot to me.

Ultra โ˜๏ธ Light (Beams) #BOOSTweek

ying yang twins ๐Ÿผ #BOOSTweek

kicking off #BOOSTweek with a new pick up ๐Ÿด use the tag as I'll repost the most fire photos on @NiceKicks celebrating adidas Boost technology.


Sneakers helped me move out of the Hood & really changed my life, it's a story one day I will tell in full. Designing this shoe means a lot to me. Thanks to @KickPosters turning my shoe into dope art. I've gotta print this now. What a moment ๐Ÿ—ฝ
@adidasnyc @adidasrunning

Being from the Bronx & a major fan of the Ultra Boost, I'm beyond honored to be one of the first designers of the Ultra Boost before its launch on the mi adidas custom program. Meet my "Lady Liberty" ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ—ฝ
Seriously, thank you @adidasNYC @adidasRunning @BenHerath
Music: @SteveJamesMusic - "In My Head" remix

๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝ mirror mirror on the wall, who is the baddest of them all โ€ข @badgalriri x @puma

๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพstay up off my instagram your temptation๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ @badgalriri x @puma

worked w @puma to exclusively shoot Rihanna's Fenty Velvet Creepers that release on December 8th๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸพTap link in bio for a detailed look.

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