Hard-core fans will do anything to commemorate their favorite team or player. One San Diego artist makes it possible to walk in their favorite player's shoes... sort of.

"There are people who are really into shoes and collecting," says Steven Cedre, sole proprietor of Sole Junkie, a company that puts art on shoes.

Cedre is one of those "sneaker heads" and he spends hours in his garage in Chula Vista customizing sneakers with hand-painted art. We watched as he worked on painting a portrait of baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson on a pair of Nike sneakers.

He starts with a new, clean shoe and strips off the silicone finish with acetone. Then he takes out his pencil to sketch the portrait or piece of art on the shoe. Once drawn, he paints with water-based acrylics. Each shoe takes several coats to ensure durability.

Cedre only starts projects when he gets an order and he says his clients range from the average fan who loves Kobe Bryant to pro football players, hockey players and boxers.

"A lot of people can't get deals with Nike to get their face on shoes," Cedre says. "So they come to me and I put their face on shoes."

These sneakers are not just for show. They're fully functional. Cedre frequently wears a pair of three year-old Nikes with a portrait of Roberto Clemente which includes 23-karat gold. For him, when it comes to accessories, the sky's the limit.

"I can use diamonds. I can use lights. I can do custom fabrics. I could swap out soles," Cedre says.

Cedra turned out a pair of Chuck Taylor canvas high-tops with a portrait of Kobe Bryant in a day. He says other shoes, like a pair of X-Box themed Nikes with flashing lights, take closer to a week. Depending on the complexity, Cedra's works of art range from $150 to several thousands of dollars. He says the uniqueness of each shoe makes them so coveted.

"It's a self-esteem thing, like peacock feathers," he says. "I got these shoes, you can't get 'em. They're one of a kind."

To check out Cedre's talents, visit solejunkie.com.