Beyond their function, sneakers are pieces of art. And as the old saying goes, art inspires art.

Daniel Jacob, a Chicago native who specializes in utilizing natural rocks and gemstones, is bringing his unique vision to the iconic Air Jordan 1. His new collection of sculptures features the model completely crystallized in colorways old and new. The latest is an all-gold version, which he says consists of more than 140,000 hand-set Swarovski crystals on hard resin.

Jacob's piece is on display at the Market Art and Design show in the Hamptons.

Gold Crystal Air Jordan 1 by Daniel Jacob (1)

Bulls Crystal Air Jordan 1 by Daniel Jacob (1)

Bulls Crystal Air Jordan 1 by Daniel Jacob (2)

UNC Crystal Air Jordan 1 by Daniel Jacob (1)

Bulls Crystal Air Jordan 1 by Daniel Jacob (2)