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Custom Painted Natural Light Beer Nike Metcon 3

When you're working out at your crossfit box, you can't wait to crack that cold beer when you get home. Recently I teamed ups with one of my clients to custom paint Natual Light Beer theme on their Nike Metcons. We decided that the condensation shown on the box would look good all over the shoes. There are other subtle details from the box that were used in the design of the shoes. Checkout the pictures below and let me know what you think in the comments! What kind of beer would you get on your shoes? 

Custom Painted Natural Light Beer Nike Metcon 3 Crossfit Trainers

Custom Painted Natural Light Beer Nike Metcon 3 Crossfit Trainers

Custom Painted Natural Light Beer Nike Metcon 3 Crossfit Trainers

Custom Painted Natural Light Beer Nike Metcon 3 Crossfit Trainers

Custom Painted Natural Light Beer Nike Metcon 3 Crossfit Trainers

Custom Painted Natural Light Beer Nike Metcon 3 Crossfit Trainers

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Custom Hand Painted Steve McQueen Converse - Bullitt Theme

Steve McQueen "The King of Cool" was a top box-office draw of the 1960s and 1970s.  In 1974, he became the highest-paid movie star in the world. He starred in movies like The Sand Pebbles, The Cincinnati Kid, The Thomas Crown Affair and The Getaway. Recently I had a chance to collaborate with a huge Steve McQueen fan to make a custom pair of Converse dedicated to Steve McQueen and his cult classic film Bullitt. The design on these shoes was inspired by the movie posters from the 1968 film. Check out the pics below and let me know what your favorite Steve McQueen movie is in the comments!

Steve Mcqueen, bullitt, custom converse

Steve Mcqueen, bullitt, custom converse

Steve Mcqueen, bullitt, custom converse

Steve Mcqueen, bullitt, custom converse

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Custom Painted Groomsmen Vans - The Best Groomsmen Gift

I had a lot of fun with this project. These custom Vans were painted for Joshua Piuma and his groomsmen. This has to be the best Groomsmen gift.  These guys are world conqourers and have traveled the globe together. Islands they have been to are: Block Island, Sandy Point, Tinsley Island, UK, Hong Kong, Saint Barthelemy and Ko Pha Ngan. We decided for this custom order that putting those islands on the shoes would be the most symbolic of their travels. We spiced it up with some topographical lines coving the shoes. Take a look at the picture below and send me an email: blake@bstreetshoes.com if you want want to get your groomsmen styled out.

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custom vans shoes, groomsmen shoes, painted art shoes

custom vans shoes, groomsmen shoes, painted art shoes

custom vans shoes, groomsmen shoes, painted art shoes

custom vans shoes, groomsmen shoes, painted art shoes

 

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Big Hero 6 Custom Vans

Big Hero 6 was The best Disney Animated movie of 2014. These custom painted Vans were made for a Big Hero 6 fan. The movie is about a 14 year old robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada. After the death of his parents, he spends his time in illegal robotics fights. The story is then of him making friends with Baymax and getting a grant from a university in the fictional city of 'San Fransokyo' Check the pictures below to see the painted Vans. Send me an email blake@bstreetshoes.com to get yourself a custom pair of painted shoes.

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Baymax, hiro, big hero 6, custom vans,

Baymax, hiro, big hero 6, custom vans,

Baymax, hiro, big hero 6, custom vans,

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My Puerto Rico Surf Trip Remembered With Custom Painted Coqui Frog Toms

New Years 2015 was ushered in on the island of Puerto Rico. My girlfriend (now wife) Megan and 6 friends were staying in Rincon Puerto Rico. It was the first time we had been there. Our friend Gian Carlo grew up on the island, so it had always been a priority to visit. New Years evening I got down on one knee and proposed to Megan at a party with all our friends. We were at the Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa filled with lush tropical flowers and noisy Coqui frogs. If there is any way to experience a night in Puerto Rico, it's New Years Eve at The Resort. Right on the beach and short drive to Rincon to surf. The rooms we're luxury and the food was amazing. I miss it and plan on being back for this New Years Eve.

Puerto Rico Coqui Frog, Custom Toms, Painted Shoes

I had always known about these frogs that are smaller than a U.S. Dime because Gian Carlo had a tattoo of one on his wrist. Hearing the frogs in person made me fascinated with this little amphibian. When dusk settles in, the Coqui frogs come out and they are LOUD. It's amazing how much noise can come from such a little animal. 

Puerto Rico Coqui Frog, Custom Toms, Painted Shoes

When recently asked by a client to make her another pair of custom Toms to represent her Puerto Rican heritage, I drew inspiration straight from my travel pictures. All the flowers in the topics are beautiful, and the careful landscaping of Copa Marina didn't disappoint. Check out this pictures below to see the finished product of those custom Coqui Frog Toms. 

Puerto Rico Coqui Frog, Custom Toms, Painted Shoes

Puerto Rico Coqui Frog, Custom Toms, Painted Shoes

Work in progress picture below.

Puerto Rico Coqui Frog, Custom Toms, Painted Shoes

Where are you from and what's your heritage? Email me blake@bstreetshoes.com to discuss ideas for a custom pair of shoes that reps where you're from. This is the best part of my job hearing about the stories that are important to you and making them come to life. Want these Coqui Frog Toms? Get them here >>> https://bstreetshoes.com/blogs/news/puerto-rico-coqui-frog-toms-custom-hand-painted

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Custom Hand Painted Nike Romaleos 2 - Camo Weightlifting Shoes

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 >>

Nike Romaleos 2, camo weightlifting shoes, custom hand painted nikes

Nike Romaleos 2, camo weightlifting shoes, custom hand painted nikes

Nike Romaleos 2, camo weightlifting shoes, custom hand painted nikes  

Nike Romaleos 2, camo weightlifting shoes, custom hand painted nikes

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B Street Shoes X Courant Ltd.

Recently I had the chance to collaborate on a design with Franck Lada of Courant Ltd, self described as a London Based Clothing Label with a sub-cultural approach. The design of choice was definitely Emoji inspired which made a fun pattern going across these white authentic Vans. Check out this pics below and let me know what you think in the comments!

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emoji shoes, emoji vans, custom vans, painted vans, courant ltd

In process picture.

Recently I had the chance to collaborate on a design with Franck Lada of Courant Ltd, a London Based Clothing Label with a sub-cultural approach. 

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Tropical Floral Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro - Custom Hand Painted

The re release of the black/black AJ1s is a sneaker artist's dream canvas. Clean lines, clean leather, perfect to be painted! This client wanted me to take the direction with this project, and I had something in mind for these. Of course first comes shoe prep with rubber gloves, Acetone, cotton balls and tape. If you want to learn more about that check out my in depth blog post HERE. First I layered a few coats of different shades of green Jacquard paint. Then came a few layers of metallic gold and copper. 

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Next I hand cut each leaf of the masking tape and added some more coats of color.The next two pictures below are a screen grab from my Snapchat

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Tape comes off! Then a few coats of protection with the acrylic finisher and done!

 

Done and trying not to get attached>>>

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custom retro jordan 1, hand painted sneakers, custom shoes, bstreetshoes

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Custom Hand Painted Jordan Retro 1s for Comedian Katt Williams

Last week I knocked out a pair of custom Jordans for Katt Williams. The agreed design was to be weed theme without any weed leafs. I decided to paint a pattern using golds and greens. The heels say Conspiracy Theory and CFE Arena to commemorate his 2/19/2016 show and Conspiracy Theory tour. Check out the pics below of the process.

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Custom Sneakers, Hand Painted Shoes, B Street Shoes, Custom Jordan Retro

Custom Sneakers, Hand Painted Shoes, B Street Shoes, Custom Jordan Retro

Custom Sneakers, Hand Painted Shoes, B Street Shoes, Custom Jordan Retro

Custom Sneakers, Hand Painted Shoes, B Street Shoes, Custom Jordan Retro

Custom Sneakers, Hand Painted Shoes, B Street Shoes, Custom Jordan Retro

Katt Williams, Custom Jordans, Painted Shoes,

Katt Williams, Custom Jordans, Painted Shoes,

Katt Williams, Custom Jordans, Painted Shoes,

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Rose Vans

One month from today is Valentines Day! What better way to give a dozen roses to your babe? Each shoe features 6 roses making it a grand total of 12 roses on the two shoes. What's better than Painted Rose Vans? SpongeBob Nikes. Stay tuned for a blog post coming soon showing all the pictures. 

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