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Daniel Gamache

Daniel Gamache

Poughkeepsie, NY native Dan Gamache fell in love with two things early on: art and sneakers. Growing up, Mache spent his free time sketching portraits and drawing up his own sneaker designs. This love for the sneaker game and fine arts only grew as Mache went on to college and beyond. After getting bored with current colorways, he threw his fir...

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Jake Danklefs

Jake Danklefs

Jake Danklef hails from San Antonio, Texas. But don’t let the name fool you, Dank & Co. is solely the work of Dank, one painstakingly detailed custom at a time. Dank creates one-off customs, so if you didn’t catch a pair the first time around, they’re gone. Dank’s artist sensibility is drawn from a wide variety of influences. He takes note ...

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Dillon Dejesus

Dillon Dejesus

Dejesus Customs is a design team based out of Chicago Illinois. Started by brothers Dillon and Daniel Dejesus in 2011, Dejesus Customs has become custom sneaker institution. These guys aren’t just customizers, they’re artists who use sneakers as a canvas. The Dejesus brothers both have extensive backgrounds in visual art, and creative design. S...

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Brad Torf

Brad Torf

Brad Torf aka Astrotorf Customs hails from the Windy City of Chicago. Brad has been a sneaker head since the 80’s, growing up watching his beloved Bulls and Michael Jordan. His love of sneakers shows in his clean, crisp designs ranging from his work doing color swaps that look factory-made to his detailed logo and character work for your favorit...

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William Hobbs

William Hobbs

Coming out of Lexington, Kentucky is True Blue Customs & Restoration. For the past few years, True Blue has been killing it with custom jobs for a number of athletes. You might see a pair of his custom, hand painted cleats on the pitcher’s mound at Citizen’s Bank Park or some of Jordan XI running up the court of Rupp Arena during March Madne...

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Kendra Thomas

Kendra Thomas

Kendra Thomas is the proprietor of Kendra’s Customs, another custom sneaker outfit based out of the Pacific Northwest. Whether Kendra’s doing a whole new colorway for a pair of Roshes or just switching up the color on the Swoosh, each pair is hand painted with Angelus Paint. So you know the design is going to incredible and the color is going to...

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Alex Walter - YouTuber

Alex Walter - YouTuber

If you’ve ever needed advice on a custom paint job or need to know the facts on a pair of sneakers, our boy Alex aka SneakerHeadInTheBay runs one of the most informative YouTube channels out there. Alex, as his YouTube moniker says, is San Jose native that loves sneakers. His channel runs the gambit of the sneaker world, ranging from new shoe re...

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Sophie Saldana - YouTuber

Sophie Saldana - YouTuber

Maybe making your own pair of color changing slides has never crossed your mind, but this is a very real idea for Sophie Saldana, or Sophiesophss as she’s known to her YouTube followers. Not only did she paint that pair, but she made a really funny video that turned a process closer to chemistry than art into something accessible and easy to und...

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David Navarro - YouTuber

David Navarro - YouTuber

Something must be in the air up in the Bay Area, because the YouTube personalities coming out of there are A1. In his short time making videos, Davidgotkicks has blown up. From custom Yeezy tutorials to unboxing to the ins-and-outs of acquiring custom soles, David will tell you the good word. For all the #TIFFANYBOYZ out there, David is your guy...

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Chad Carothers

Chad Carothers

Southern California is a place where a variety of lifestyles and artistic cultures mash up. From surf to skate and hip hop to punk rock, it has it all. Chad Carothers, better known as ChadCantColor is a So Cal based artist that pulls from these different influences. Whether Chad’s art is on a canvas or on a pair of sneakers, you can spot some ne...

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Alexander John

Alexander John

Alexander-John is a multifaceted artist with an extensive resume as a photographer, sneaker customizer, and interior/footwear/fashion designer. He’s known for his clean aesthetic and outstanding design skills, creating one-of-a-kind pieces in many different mediums. His custom work has been featured in Hypebeast, Complex, and Nicekicks amongst o...

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Ian Jimenez

Ian Jimenez

When it comes to customizing, line work is key. This is exactly why Ian Jimenez, also known as IanJPaintedIt, is killing the custom game. Over the past few years, Ian’s accumulated a number of celebrity clients, and massive follower base—all because of his intricate custom work. Clean lines are a sign of a skilled artist, and Ian shows off just ...

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Kelsey Amy

Kelsey Amy

Portland, Oregon based artist Shme is the queen of custom canvas sneakers, turning anything from Vans to Cons to Janowski’s into a work of art. Shme got her start customizing canvas sneakers with a Sharpie. Through trial and error, she dialed in the artistic skills she uses today. Her canvas skills are no joke, and she’s widely recognized as one...

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Suheel Sheikh

Suheel Sheikh

Some times, a pair of custom sneakers is only the start. For Los Angeles based designer Suheel S., better known as the brains behind Feelgood Threads, customization is a pair of sneakers, custom joggers, a fresh graphic tee, and more.   While Suheel is known as an incredible sneaker customizer, he is also something of a Renaissance Man. Not only...

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Frank Anthony

Frank Anthony

When it comes to the phrase 'no duplicates,' artist Frank Anthony means it. His highly detailed approach to custom sneaker work and clothing design has made him one of the most sought after customizers out there. Taking inspiration from abstract art and fine line-work with a heavy dose of pop culture references thrown, his style is unique and de...

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Osvaldo Tassi

Osvaldo Tassi

Wally, also known as Wally Champ grew up in San Pedro out of Los Angeles California. As a young kid fascinated by art and basketball, it was not long until Hip Hop entered the scene and became a form of life. Engaged and captivated by Hip Hop music since grade school, it was the summer of  '97 / '98 entering his first year of high school, when h...

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Nicholas Avery

Nicholas Avery

Like many artists before him, Buffalo-based artist and sneaker customizer known simply as theheyyman let’s his work speak for itself. While you might not have seen his face before, or only know the bandana moniker, his work is recognizable for its unique and inventive approach to creating one-off custom sneakers. Over the past few years, theheyy...

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Sylvia Meza

Sylvia Meza

Sylvia Meza knows geek culture, and that's a great thing! As a purveyor of "custom, hand painted, super-geeky footwear," Sylvia is constantly putting out incredibly detailed and vibrant work. From your favorite Saturday morning cartoons to video games to pop culture icons like the Big Lebowski's Dude, Sylvia's custom footwear portfolio looks lik...

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Marcus Rivero

Marcus Rivero

At Angelus Direct, we’re honored to know our acrylic leather paints turn sneakers, cleats, and designer handbags amongst other things into incredible one-of-a-kind products. That’s why we sponsor some of the greatest custom artists who take their work to the next level time and again. So we’re pleased to announce one of the best in the game, Sol...

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Brennan Bizon

Brennan Bizon

"My name is Brennan Bizon. I love art and I have been making custom, hand painted shoes for about three years now. I've customized a variety of footwear ranging from sandals to sneakers and everything in between. What started as a creative hobby has developed into my own business. Go ahead and check out my portfolio, or take an inside look at ho...

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Corey Bailey

Corey Bailey

"Cory Bailey a.k.a Sierato Is a former tattoo artist from Baltimore, Md and the Co-owner/operator/artist for Sierato Clothing Co. LLC. He creates one of a kind high end hand painted fashion art and custom hand painted shoes for celebrities and everyone else. He started out taking requests and commisions at his own kiosk in one of the popular loc...

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Boyarde

Boyarde

"Boyarde is an internationally acclaimed British artist and photographer, whose Pop Art brand is known for embracing and hand painting ‘unusual canvases’ including the female body and luxury fashion accessories. There is nothing Boyarde cannot paint, from exotic skin bags, to shoes, to jackets: you name it.Boyarde’s hand painted artwork can now ...

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Ashley Brayson

Ashley Brayson

"Since 1998 I have painted many different surfaces from jackets to motorcycles but I have decided to translate my style of work to canvas and other surfaces to be displayed on the wall. I hope to produce portraits of people and animals in a very colourful way and perhaps inject some humour into my work at the same time. All of my paintings are p...

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