Recently I was asked to do my take on some Gucci Vans Old Skool . I decided the Gucci snake would look good wrapped around the iconic "jazz stripe" introduced by Vans in 1977 on the Old Skool shoe. I wanted a drop shadow to give the slithering snake a 3-D effect. Check out the pictures >>>
The next pair of Vans Old Skool Shoes sports the bengal tiger print on the outsides of the shoes. Checkout the pictures >>>
Recently I got a commission for a 48"x60" Street Style Portrait of the happiest dog I've ever seen. Checkout the progress pics below and the time-lapse video.
Recently I collaborated with a client to make some one of a kind Custom Painted Nike Romaleos 3 - The Joker Theme. The client wanted one shoe to be green and one shoe to be purple. I decided my 'Prism' design in those colors would look best as the background. After the green and purple triangles went on, it was time for the other touches that really brought these shoes together. We decided HAHAHA would look good in red on the black Nike Swoosh.
I'm not a gamer, but I do know that the Batman Arkham Knight video game has some crazy looking characters, so we went with the crazy looking Joker as the model for the portrait on the outside of the right shoe. The outside of the left shoe says WELCOME TO THE MADHOUSE in black writing that completes these shoes. Next pair I would like to paint on black Romaleos, I think it would look good with black laces, and a black sock liner.
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Last month I got to custom paint some Captain America Theme Adidas Adipower Lifters. The customer and I decided to have Captain America on one shoe and his iconic shield on the other shoe. We decided to put a red white and blue color blend behind him would be appropriate.
The Adidas Adipower Weightlifting Shoes are probably my new favorite weightlifting shoes to paint. They're nicely designed and take paint very well. I'm a fan of keep the iconic Adidas 3 stripes gloss black, which I think compliments these shoes perfectly.
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Recently I collaborated with Mike Galarza on a custom pair of Sidi Wire SP Carbon Cycling Road Shoes. We decided to make the cycling shoes match his new gold and black road bike. We wanted to make the shoes look fast. Inspiration came from moto helmets we've seen. It was agreed that there would be almost no white, as the shoes started. A complete transformation would be done to give these road shoes a rebirth. Checkout the pictures below! Email me email@example.com to discuss ideas for a custom pair of shoes.
Last month I got contacted to paint some custom Track Spikes for former World Record Holder Jamaican Sprinter Asafa Powell. I was sent 2 pairs of his signature Puma Track Cleats to work with. The first pair was painted with Jamaican color Galaxy. The second color was painted with Jamaican color Prism design.Check out the pics below and send me an email >>> HERE
Lots of people have been asking how I paint my shoes. I decided to write a blog post to show how I made these. The picture below shows the shoes when they're completely finished. The design shows a base coats of purple gradients with a sliver webbing around the shoes as the top layer of paint.
All this was done with an Iwata Compressor and Iwata Eclipse HP CS Airbush. I got mine here >>>> Airbrush Delux Kit
In the picture below, you can see everywhere I taped off. Those are the places that I don't want to get paint. This 3M 2020-2 General Purpose Masking Tape works good. It's a good idea to tape off the bottom of the shoe too because overspray somehow finds it's way everywhere.
There are a few steps not shown here. What's missing is 1. Prepping the shoe with Acetone using Cotton balls wearing rubber gloves. 2. Spraying with Adhesion Promoter 3. painting the shoe purple, 4. cutting the masking tape dots. After loading up the airbrush with purples and painting a few coats, on goes the masking tape. This is a long process but is fun because it's creative. In the shoes below I wanted to give the vibe of a school of fish swimming around the shoes.
Now you can see I applied a few coats of Jacquard Metallic Silver.
This picture shows the left shoe after the tape has been removed, and the right shoe is still drying.
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Recently I got asked by a Michigan Fan to paint some Dankso Clogs to look like the Michigan Football helmet. Check out the pictures below to see what I came up with >>>
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New Year New Camo. This pair of custom Nike Metcon 2 Sneakers features a purple/pink/black/white camo on the Summit White/ Metallic Pewter Colorway. When painting these I decided to leave the Nike Swoosh the Metallic Pewter color so it would match the tongue and the sock liner of the shoe. I like the rubber of the shoe being white, it makes the colors of the camo stand out. I think reversing the color of the base shoe being all black would look really good too. Although I have painted a ton of Nike Metcon Sneakers before, this is the first camo pair I've done. The Nike Romaleos has been where most of the camo work was this year. Check out the most recent pair of USMC MARPAT Woodland Camo lifting shoes here >>> https://bstreetshoes.com/collections/custom-nike-sneakers/products/custom-digital-usmc-camo-painted-nike-romaleos-2-weightlifting-shoes
And of course we can't ignore these >>> https://bstreetshoes.com/collections/custom-nike-sneakers/products/custom-hand-painted-nike-romaleos-2-camo-weightlifting-shoes
I look forward to painting more of these designs on the new Nike Metcon 3 shoes that will be releasing this friday. If you place an order for some custom Painted Metcons with me, you can expect the new Metcon 3 to be the base shoe.
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Yesterday I finished up the Nike Air Max 90 Sneakers with the Desert Camo. I posted up some pictures on Instagram and decided I would put some of those up on a blog post for you to see. The shoes started out as the Black/Black Leather Nike AM90. I masked off the Midsole, Nike Swoosh, rubber eye row, socker liner and back tab. That all happens of course after you prep the shoes with acetone wearing rubber gloves using cotton balls to remove the protective wax layer that comes from the factory. Once the shoe is prepped with acetone, it lets the leather breath and the acrylic paints to soak into the leather. If you skip the prep step, you'll see the paint bead up. Thats how you know you've missed a spot.
Then comes more tape. This is where I mask off the parts of the camo pattern I want to remain black. I didn't need to go too heavy on this because there was already a lot of black on the shoes.
Next step I used my Iwata-Medea Deluxe Airbrush Set to paint the entire shoe sand color. At that point, all I need to do is add the brown and light green. There are different ways of doing this. And I use different methods depending on what look I'm going for. For these colors I created a stencil out of masking tape in the shapes I wanted and applied the paint where I thought it was necessary.
Let dry, remove tape.
Next, spray with Krylon 1311 Aerosol Matte Satin Finish Spray Enamel 11 Ounce as a protective coat. Make the homies jealous. Check out the pics below and let me know what you think in the comments!
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