About Lucia Footwear Co.

Lucia Footwear Co. is a New York-based footwear design studio that provides professional hand-painted designs and artwork across all types of footwear. Lucia Footwear is owned and operated by Anthony De Lucia.

Anthony is a 26 year-old who has always had an obsession with two things: baseball and sneakers. Anthony has been involved in baseball his entire life. He played at a regionally ranked high school, and was the Captain, Vice President, and President of his college Club Baseball team. As a kid, Anthony collected thousands of baseball cards, memorizing and reciting the statistics of his favorite players for hours on end every day.

On the flip side, Anthony has been collecting sneakers since he was 12; learning the ins and outs of the sneaker market, as well as the history, construction, and technology of nearly every sneaker, new and old. The sneaker culture has had a huge impact on his life, having bought, sold, traded, and worn hundreds of sneakers over the course of nearly fifteen years.

In 2017, Anthony began painting baseball cleats and sneakers for close friends as a hobby while pursuing a Finance degree. With minimal art experience and a kitchen table as a painting studio, the makeshift gig has turned into a fully functional business.

Within just a few months, players from the teams Anthony grew up rooting for began to reach out on his new and slightly comical Instagram page. As a fan of the sport, this experience was surreal for Anthony. What was even more amazing, was that he was being paid by these people to create something for them to wear, enjoy, and cherish.

6 years later, Anthony has had the opportunity to have his custom work on the feet of thousands of collegiate, amateur, and professional baseball and football athletes, and collaborate with some of the most notable brands and influencers on social media and in sports. Anthony specializes as a MLB-Approved Footwear Designer, working with hundreds of players and teams across all 30 organizations. Some notable superstar clients include David Wright, Aaron Judge, Gerrit Cole, Pete Alonso, Julio Rodríguez, Jose Altuve, and dozens of others!

With the support of many friends, clients, customers, and organizations, Anthony's college side hustle has grown into his full time dream career.