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Custom Sneaker Spotlight: December 2021

Customs this December found inspiration everywhere, from the holidays to wedding days. Some found fresh new color ways, while others relied on expertly painted details to make some of the most inspiring customs this holiday season. Check them out below and let them inspire you for the coming year.

(source: @julia.miaw)

What would Christmas be without Santa and Coca-Cola? A whole lot less fun, as these Coca-Cola Christmas Air Force 1s can prove. From a Coca-Cola tied up with a bow, to the Coca-Cola polar bears, these customs by @julia.miaw celebrate the classic ads down to the last detail in Santa Claus red and white.

(source: @truebluecustoms)

Speaking of redwhite and green, what about tomato custom Old Skool Vans? Why not, asks @truebluecustoms? These customs created for @appharvest celebrates everyone's favorite summer produce with expertly painted tomatoes still on the vine. The green @appharvest logo on the toe and details on the heel finish these customs off. Angelus 2-Soft Fabric Medium is a must for adding to Angelus Paint on this canvas pair.

(source: @astrotorfcustoms)

Every bride needs a special pair of shoes to remember their special day and customs are the perfect way to celebrate. @astrotorfcustoms created this pair of Air Jordans as a surprise for some lucky newlyweds. The uppers pair light and dark pink with cream for a lovely color combination. The wedding date in gold perfectly matches the Gold Leather Laces for a pair and a day they'll never forget.

(source: @taicustomkicks)

These Air Jordan 1 Low's by @taicustomkicks take a new color way to the next level, with shading and dripping details that give this pair added dimension. The blue, yellow, red and purple combination is balanced out by the fresh white background on the uppers. Details, like blueyellow and red dripping onto the swoosh, add interest and make it known these aren't your off the shelf Air Jordans.⁠⁠

To see more customs like these make sure to follow Angelus on Instagram and tag us in your own custom creations.

Custom Sneaker Spotlight: November 2021

November saw customs featuring everything from nature inspired designs to futuristic sneakers from the latest artist to join the Angelus Direct sponsored artist family. Whether it's clean lines or hand painted designs, here are the latest customs created using Angelus products this month.

(source: @nuffcedtokyo)

These customs by @nuffcedtokyo give new meaning to 'rocking' your favorite sneakers. These hand-painted Jordan 1's, named "Forbidden Dragon" by their artist @nuffcedtokyo, feature three different rock inspired patterns for one solid design. The key is having the right greys, browns and blues to give this pair a realistic rock look.

(source: @malcolmgarret)

The lavender love is real with these Air Jordan 1's by sponsored artist @malcolmgarret. A unique color combination of violet, green and black gives these customs a graphic look. Angelus Pearlescent Print Purple is used to highlight the Air Force 1 logo.

(source: @taicustomkicks)

This month Angelus added a new member to the sponsored artist team with @taicustomkicks. From Slovenia, @taicustomkicks has been working as a customizer for years. This pair uses yellow, grey and turquoise to give these futuristic Air Jordans a modern feel.

To see more customs like these make sure to follow Angelus on Instagram and tag us in your own custom creations.

Sponsored Artist Spotlight: Sean, the Shoe Whisperer

Every customizer should have a motto to work by and for Sean, the Shoe Whisperer it's everything deserves a little color. You can certainly see that in his work, with customs that feature bold designs and clever color combinations. Check out the latest work by this Angelus Direct sponsored artist below.

(source: @colormefresh)

Bold colors are what define these Air Max Rocko's Modern Life. From the more muted yellow to the purple and blue combination, the mix of colors and patterns give these customs that 90's take on retro design that the cartoon was known for.

(source: @colormefresh)

Rocko isn't the only animated inspiration Sean has had, check out this pair of Mario Air Force 1's. With classic Mario red and fresh white accents this bold custom does Super Mario proud.

(source: @colormefresh)

For Sean his creativity doesn't end with customs, take these Jordan 1's featuring a design inspired by an original story written by Sean. The story, titled  KILO47, features the character Takeda Yamasaki. To give this pair dimension, he added tubes and other details to make it look like the shoes were "pumping ooze", which you can see echoed in the light green lining.
To see more customs like these, make sure to follow Angelus on Instagram and tag us in your own custom creations. 

Custom Sneaker Spotlight: April 2021

From Breaking Bad to scorched earth, April saw a variety of inspiration for customs. Check out the customs below for creative new ideas and stop by our online store to grab the paint and tools you need to make your own unique creations.

Breaking Bad Air Force 1

(source: @customsby_g)

Walter White goes blue in this Breaking Bad themed pair of Nike Air Force 1s by @customsby_g. Using the uppers as the canvas, @customsby_g leaves the soles, lining and eyestays white as a nice contrast and clean look. Pick up some blue and black Angelus paint to create your own.

Fire Air Jordan 4

(source: @truebluecustoms)

This pair of customs by sponsored artist @truebluecustoms puts a new spin on the phrase 'that's fire' in that they literally look like they've been on fire. The uppers use different textures and colors to alternate between a burned out and signed look. Use black, red and yellow to recreate this look.

Space Jam Air Force 1

(source: @_haveair_)

Orange and teal give these custom Air Force 1s by@_haveair_ a Space Jam vibe. Shading on the orange accents, like the tongue, eyestays and soles, give this animated inspired pair added dimension. Finish off the soles with black accents.

To see more customs like these, make sure to follow Angelus on Instagram and tag us in your own custom creations.

Sponsored Artist Spotlight: Brad Torf of @astrotorfcustoms

For Angelus Direct sponsored artist Brad Torf inspiration can come from anywhere. His designs range from super heroes to basketball greats, making his stand out designs one of a kind.



Here is a pair that will have you seeing nothing but net. With a graphic black and white basketball net design covering the uppers and Brooklyn Nets logos on both the tongue and the heel, this custom shoe is an ode to basketball greats. The satin finish on the paneling is achieved by using Satin Acrylic Finisher.



Spring is officially here, making it the perfect time for a lighter color palette. The Air Jordan is given a fresh look with alternating panels of white, pinkblue and purple.



Inspired by the Man of Steel, this Superman themed pair features blue uppers with red and gold accents. Gold Luxury Leather Laces give this homage to the Justice League the perfect finishing touch and help bring out the gold details.

To see more customs like these, make sure to follow Angelus on Instagram and tag us in your own custom creations.