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New Camo alert! Recently Olympian and Pro BMX rider Kev #211 hit me up for some custom camo lifters. With a twist - the camo was to be red white and blue. He said he wanted some customs to train in the next 4 years to train for the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo, Japan. Check out the pictures >>>
Work in progress picture.
Want to get yourself a pair? For a limited time you can order those >>> HERE
Earlier this month I had the chance to hand paint some custom Nike Mercurial Cleats. The Nike Mercurial cleat is worn Cristiano Ronaldo, Theo Walcott and Mario Gotze. It comes in soft ground cleats shin guards, turf shoes, gloves and indoor shoes. Recently I had the chance to work on a pair of these. The custom design had a colorful triangular pattern along the heel quarter. Check out this pictures below!
Want a pair of custom painted cleats? Email me email@example.com to discuss ideas for a pair of customs.
1950s sex symbol Marilyn Monroe's face is everywhere. Her red lips live on forever. Recently I got my hands on a pair of black Adidas Top Ten sneakers to paint. The outside of one shoe features a gray scale portrait of Marilyn's face painted with Jacquard Paints. Marilyn's bold red lips fit perfectly above her iconic signature. This is a one-of-one custom and will not be recreated. Check out the pics below and send me an email >>> HERE and let me know what iconic figure you want painted.
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Last week I collaborated with a Call of Duty fan to make paint him some custom Jordans that looked like his favorite camo from the game Black Ops 3. I personally haven't played Call Of Duty in a long time, so I had to Google Image search what 'Dark Matter Camo' even is. Once I saw these guns, I was in love. There is a constant movement to the colors and a perfect balance between black and light colors. Although this Dark Matter Camo won't really keep you hidden, it has landed it's self as one of my favorite Camoflauge pattern's out there. Checkout this video below to watch me paint these from start to finish:
Want a pair of your own? Since every pair is hand painted, it is 100% unique and will not look like the last pair of 'Dark Matter Camo' Sneakers. Shop here: https://bstreetshoes.com/products/hand-painted-call-of-duty-black-ops-3-dark-matter-camo-custom-sneakers
YOU LIFT BRO? If you're serious about lifting and want the stability needed for the heavy plates, you need the Nike Romaleos 2. When I got my hands on these I couldn't believe how stiff the heels of these shoes were. Definitely worth the $200 price tag. These shoes were hand painted with a camo pattern on black leather. Check out the pictures below >>
The more and more Crossfit gets popular, the more requests I get for custom Nike Met Cons. These are the shoes that serious gym rats own. In the X fit world, The Nike Metcons are the pinnacle of what should be worn. Take a look at the pictures below of these Men's size 14 Blue & Green Galaxy Nike Metcons we just finished up.
I wanted to write this blog post to spread some knowledge of how I paint these custom Janoskis. Right now Nike SB has all white Leather Janoskis that make a perfect base shoe to paint. The shoes started out looking like the picture below.
After putting on some latex gloves , I grabbed the cotton balls and acetone and prepped the shoes. When I say "prep" what I'm talking about is stripping the thin wax layer that is on the leather. This is the most important part. If you skip this step, the paint won't last. The factory puts a thin wax layer on every pair of leather shoes it makes, something you have to remove before painting. The reason for this is the wax acts like a repellent to protect the leather. This can only be removed with Acetone or some other type of leather deglazer. The wax is a thin coat and sometimes it can be difficult to tell when you're done with shoe prep. 10 minutes of rubbing the shoes with Acetone soaked cotton balls should be good. You don't want to over do it as you can damage the leather. You'll notice this by seeing the leather fraying up. Once all the wax has been stripped, the paint can now lay directly on the leather. Below is a picture of the shoes after the mid sole has been taped off with making tape (and painters tape, see more about that here.) The picture below shows the first layer of paint on the shoes. For this color, I mixed white, blue and green to achieve the desired shade of Sea Foam Green. All Jacquard Products. I used an airbrush for this. It's a lot easier and faster to use "Lazy Susan" to rotate your shoe while you spray. And they're cheap. I got mine on Amazon: here .
Don't have an Airbrush? This is the one I use: Iwata-Medea Deluxe Airbrush Set
The picture below shows my tropical design laid onto the shoes. I cut out these leaves from masking tape using a self healing board and a Xacto knife. You'll also see a light gold layer that I decided to add on last minute. I can never get enough of Jacquard Metallic paints.
Next comes the black paint. See the picture below. This was 2 layers of black. One shoe shows the design once the tape has been removed.
I always love the look of a glowing Nike Swoosh. It's my thing. It creates good contrast and lets me paint the Swoosh black. Check the pic below to see that in-process.
After that is all done, I layered with a few coats of Krylon Matte Spray and I'm done!
Big Thank you to the team at Mates Brand! They sent me the mother load of laces to try out on my custom sneakers. You may have see the picture of the pile of laces on Instagram. This pair of laces went perfectly with the Sea Foam Green Paint! Check the pic below.
Want a pair? Get yours HERE.
Don't have an airbrush or compressor? Amazon sells the same one I use HERE.
By now people know B Street Shoes for our galaxy Janoskis. We have been painting a ton of different color galaxy Nikes since September 2013. These are still the most popular: http://bstreetshoes.com/products/nike-zoom-stefan-janoski-galaxy-sneakers
Second most popular are the Solar Flares. Check out those Nike AF1 Highs here: http://bstreetshoes.com/collections/custom-nike-sneakers/products/custom-solar-flare-galaxy-air-force-one-nike-sneakers
I'm stoked to introduce the galaxy Nike AF1 Mids: http://bstreetshoes.com/collections/custom-nike-sneakers/products/hand-painted-nike-af1-mid-galaxy-sneakers-custom-galaxy-nike-air-force-1s
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Send me an email if you want to talk about a custom design: firstname.lastname@example.org
I got an order in from an awesome repeat customer who asked me to paint his some black/gold floral Janoskis. He wanted to me think of something and take these shoes my own direction. Since summer is coming, I thought some Tropical Floral Janoskis would be perfect. Of course I used Jacquard paints. The Metallic gold with a light dusting of metallic copper made the perfect contrast with the black. Check out the pictures of these custom Nikes below.
First coat of gold. This is applied after the shoes have been prepped and all that good stuff.
Light dusting of metallic copper and the seaweed looking floral masking goes on. This part takes a long time.
I laid down the black in the picture above.