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Best Customs from This Week

Every week, we get tagged in hundreds of pictures on Instagram from artists around the country who want to show off their amazing work. While there's no way we can share all of them, we do our best to highlight a few of our favorites every week. Check out some of the best customs we saw from the last week.

 Custom Yeeezys

(source: @bbizon)

To kick things off is this pair of custom "Color Recognition" 350. Sponsored artist @bbizon always comes through with the amazing hand-painted customs and these are no exception. Using a variety of colors to create this intricate design, @bbizon shows us why he's one of the most talented custom artists out there.

Camo 4s

(source: @mache275)

Next is artist @mache275 with an incredible pair of Jordan Camo 4s. These customs are a little special as they were custom made for DJ and producer Statik Selektah. Pick up some dark green, avocado, and chocolate paint to get started on your own camo customs.

Instagram Egg Air Forces

(source: @danielcordas)

What better way to celebrate an absolutely historic moment than with a pair of hand-painted custom Air Forces? Sponsored artist @danielcordas chose to commemorate the egg that conquered Instagram with his own personal Air Force 1s.

Bape Air Force 1s

(source: @ianjpaintedit)

All-white Air Force 1s seem to be a favorite for a lot of custom artists. They offer a perfect silhouette and a completely clean canvas to do whatever you want with it. Sponsored artist @ianjpaintedit chose to use this canvas to create a clean Bape camo colorway. Grab an assortment kit if want to create your own similar design.

Custom Jordan 11s

(source: @kingdom_made)

Last up is this incredible pair of Jordan 11s made by sponsored artist @kingdom_made. If you like these customs as much as we do, check out this video of the artist himself making them. Also, make sure to visit this page where you can enter the giveaway to win these customs.

Lastly, make sure to follow us on Instagram if you're not already. We share several pictures from artists every week to showcase some of the amazing designs that they make with our products.

Accessories Every Custom Artist Should Have

If you want your customs to be as great as they can be, you need to have the right tools for the job. From cleaning to color mixing to painting, there are a lot of accessories that you can use to make your job much easier. Consider grabbing some of these accessories to help you with your next project.

First and foremost, every artist needs a quality brush set. A high-quality set of paint brushes will allow you to create clean designs without leaving too many unwanted brush strokes. This starter set includes a #2 round, #6 flat, #10 flat, #6 filbert, and 1/2" angular brush.

One incredibly useful product that you might not have known you're missing is a heat gun. Heat guns let you apply focused heat to your customs without damaging the paint or product. Making quality customs takes a lot of time and patience. Using a heat gun can help you complete your projects a little bit more quickly.

Next thing to help make your life a little bit easier is a fingertip blade. When making intricate designs, you might need to cut your own detailed stencils. Using a fingertip blade gives you a lot more stability and control when cutting out detailed designs for small surfaces.

When you're trying to recreate a certain color, it can be hard to find the right colors to mix. A pocket color wheel can be a great tool, especially for beginners and students, to help you find the perfect paint combination to get the style that you're going for.

 

Lastly, you should consider picking up a high-quality airbrush to take your designs to the next level. An airbrush with an ergonomic grip will be more comfortable and give you more control when painting your customs. 

Make sure to follow us on Instagram for a constant stream of inspiration and to keep up with our latest products.

Ring in the New Year with These Customs

We're finally in 2019 and we look forward to another year of seeing the amazing customs you guys have to offer. Before we completely move on from 2018, we thought we'd give you a few of our favorite customs from the end of the year.

Gold Air Force

(source: @ianjpaintedit)

First up is one of the first pairs of customs of the new year by sponsored artist @ianjpaintedit. Sometimes, going all-in with one color is all it takes to put together a clean pair of customs. These gold and white customs prove how keeping it simple can pay off.

P-40 Warhawk 5s

(source: @sab_one)

If minimalism isn't your thing, then look no further than these customs by sponsored artist @sab_one. These 5s, modeled after the P-40 Warhawk, have a lot going on and are incredibly detailed. Grab some avocado green, white, and red paint if you like this design as much as we do.

Kaws Airpods

(source: @wallychamp15)

Next is something a little different. This pair of Kaws AirPods shows how our paints can be used beyond making a pair of customs. Sponsored artist @wallychamp15 uses a variety of colors to design this unique pair of headphones. Check out this time-lapse video to see just how he did it.

Custom Off-White 1s

(source: @astrotorfcustoms)

The off-white 1s are a highly-sought after version of this classic shoe. Sponsored artist @astrotorfcustoms takes this pair to the next level with a custom south beach and pink colorway. These customs are tied together perfectly with a pair of off-white style laces.

Pearlescent Paint

(source: @angelusdirect)

Lastly, is this pair of pearlescent Jordans. It takes some time to get right, but blending any combination of pearlescent paints can result in a crazy effect that will take your customs to the next level. Pick up a few colors to try it yourself.

It's been a long year and we've seen thousands of customs from both our sponsored artists and fans. If you want to keep up with our favorite customs, make sure to follow us on Instagram.

Christmas Customs

With Christmas coming up, our sponsored artists have been busy putting together some relevant designs. These talented artists have transformed some of your favorite shoes into incredible holiday symbols.
Check out these customs for some inspiration this holiday season.
Grinch Cleats
(source: @solesbysir)
These custom cleats were made by sponsored artist @solesbysir for Jamar Taylor of the Denver Broncos for Monday's Christmas Eve game. Thankfully, the NFL has granted players some leeway recently so we can see these incredible cleats on the field. If you want to put together a similar design, start with some light green and black paint.
Christmas Jordans
(source: @kattycustoms)
Sponsored artist @kattycustoms put together these custom Jordans just in time for Christmas. The green upper, candy cane heel, and white sole is the perfect colorway for the holiday season.
Baby Grinch 13s
(source: @noelitoo_)
Next up is these custom Jordans by @noelitoo_. These Baby Grinch 13s are a great way to spread some holiday spirit over the next week. If you like this colorway as much as we do, you can grab some light green and fire red paint to design a similar pair of customs.
Christmas Foamposites
(source: @kattycustoms)
Lastly, we have @kattycustoms again with these Christmas-themed foamposites. With a green upper, light green mid, candy cane swoosh, and Christmas lights mid-sole, these customs have everything you need for Christmas. 
We keep our Instagram up-to-date with submissions from sponsored artists and fans of our products. Make sure to follow us for a constant stream of incredible artwork and inspiration.

Best of #MyCauseMyCleats

For most of the year, the NFL prohibits its players from wearing custom cleats. However, for the league's My Cause, My Cleats program, players are allowed to wear customs cleats in order to show support for a cause that they feel passionate about. From weeks 13-15 of the season, players can play in pre-approved cleats sponsoring their charity of choice, and some of our sponsored artists at Angelus have been able to feature their designs on screens across the country. Here are a couple of the best My Cause, My Cleats designs from a few of our artists.
TJ Carrie Foundation Cleats
(source: @solesbysir)
These cleats designed by sponsored artist @solesbysir were custom made for Browns cornerback TJ Carrie in support of the TJ Carrie Foundation. According to its website, the TJ Carrie Foundation was founded "to help our youth discover their greatness through health, education, and community programs and events." You can put together a similar design with our 12 Color Assortment Kit.
Reggie Gilbert Custom Cleats
Sponsored artist @astrotorfcustoms put together these clean customs to help Packers linebacker Reggie Gilbert show support for his Auntie who's fighting against Lupus. If you like this colorway, you can recreate a similar one using our purple, white, and light green paint.
Drew Brees Customs
(source: @solesbysir)
@solesbysir had the opportunity to design these incredible custom cleats for legendary Saints QB Drew Brees. These gold and white cleats support the Brees Dream Foundation which aims to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and provide care for children and families in need.
Climate Change Customs Cleats
(source: @mache275)
Cardinals QB Josh Rosen wore these customs by sponsored artist @mache275 to raise awareness for climate change and ocean pollution. Grabbing some blue and turquoise paint can help you get started on a similar design to show your support for this important cause.
Colt McCoy Custom Cleats
(source: @bbizon)
Last up are these amazing personalized cleats made by sponsored artist @bbizon for Redskins QB Colt McCoy. The Redskins Read program encourages young people to continue reading and expanding their knowledge through books.
These are just of few of the amazing designs we saw for My Cause, My Cleats. If you want to check out some more custom cleats, or see some of the other customs made by amazing artists across the country, make sure to follow us on Instagram.