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Sneaker Customization

Ever wanted to design and paint your own pair of sneakers but never knew how or even which paints to use? Here are step-by-step instructions on how to customize your kicks like a pro. Learn how to map out your creative vision and ideas onto the canvas at your feet.
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Best Paint Markers For Kicks
Paint markers are the most common weapons of choice for many sneaker artists, and 'scribes'. However, when it comes time to personalizing kicks, picking out any paintmarker at random won't necessarily do the trick. though there are tons of different paint markers that even differ by country, different materials, of varying thickness of ink, and good only for certain surfaces. Here's a list of the…

How to Customize Kicks Like a Pro
A simple step-by step guide on how you can create your own customized sneakers.

Start a Custom Sneaker Business
You love sneakers and you love to paint and draw. Why not try to sell your masterpieces to all the sneakerheads out there and make a living doing it?

Make Custom Sneakers Using Paper
Shin Tanaka's offers online templates to design your very own dunks using paper.

Custom Designers Strictly For Your Converse
These guys will turn any pair you give them that punk rock touch!

Portal For Custom Sneakers
Need inspiration for designing your kicks? Check out this portal that takes you to some of the coolest customizers out there.

Top Ten Rules For Sneaker Collaborations
The good guys at Sneaker Freaker Magazine compiled a list of rules all sneaker artists should consider the Sneaker Design Bible.

Design Your Own Pair of Chuck Taylors!
Choose your colors, fabrics, trims and even laces for the All Star, One Star, Jack Purcell, Slips and Star Player EV models.

Design Your Own Pair of Vans!
Here you can select your own pattern and color combinations for Vans Old School sneakers, or their classic slip-ons.

Design Your Nikes Online!
At Nike id, you can customize a large number of Nike styles including Shox, Air Max, Air Zoom, and other models of basketball, soccer, running and general athletic shoes. Choose your colors for everything from the "Swoosh" to the laces, and even add your name, if you'd like.

Design Your Own Adidas
Design your own Adidas sneakers. Read the review before you start coloring your shoes!

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