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Shoe Trees & Other Accessories to Keep Your Customs in Good Condition

Once you've finished your customs, you need to be able to keep your kicks in like-new condition.

Fortunately, we have plenty of great products you can use to make sure your customs stay crisp.

From shoe trees to cleaning products, consider using these accessories to make sure your customs stay in perfect condition.

Shoe Trees

If you want your customs to last as long as possible, you need to make sure they keep their original shape.

Shoe trees will make sure your shoes keep their shape when you aren't wearing them so they never crease.

You can also use shoe trees to fill out your shoes while you're customizing, restoring, or cleaning them.

Shoe Shine Kit

The Angelus Shoe Shine Kit comes with everything you need to keep your customs looking their best while you're on the move.

This kit comes with all the products you need to polish your shoes along with a useful travel bag to keep things together.

Grab a shoe shine kit to make sure your customs are clean when you're traveling.

Foam-Tex Cleaning Kit

Cleaning your customs doesn't have to be difficult or complex. This Foam-Tex Cleaning Kit has everything you need to easily clean your shoes without using any bowls, water, or other materials.

All you have to do to make sure your customs are crisp is pump some gentle foaming cleanser on your shoes, scrub, and dry.

Angelus Deoderizer

Angelus Deodorizer makes it easy to keep your customs smelling fresh.

Unlike similar products, this deodorizer doesn't mask smells, it eliminates them altogether. It is safe to use on all materials, including shoes, boots, bags, furniture, and more.

Sole Bright

Nothing makes customs look as bummy as some yellow soles.

Over time, oxidation makes your soles turn yellow. Angelus Sole Bright completely reverses this oxidation and makes your soles look brand new. Sole Bright is safe for all soles, including glow-in-the-dark soles.

Make sure to check out the product page to see how to use Sole Bright for effective results.

With these products, you can make sure your customs stay clean for as long as possible.

Don't forget to check out our Instagram to get inspiration for your next pair of customs.

Torched 1s, Cheetah Print Air Forces, & More Great Customs

Need inspiration for your next project?

Check out these great customs from the end of July.

Torched Jordan 1s

(source: @justwincustoms)

Jordan 1s are one of the top choices for custom artists around the country, but not many of them can make a pair as clean as these.

Sponsored artist @justwincustoms designed these custom 1s featuring a blacked-out colorway and took a torch to the classic Nike Swoosh.

Grab some orange and black paint to get started on your own similar pair of customs.

Flamin' Hot Air Max

(source: @jwdanklefs⁠)

You can use almost anything you want as the theme for your next pair of customs.

Take these custom Air Maxes, for example. Sponsored artist @jwdanklefs created these shoes featuring an orange, yellow, red, and cheetah print design to make his own Flamin' Hot Air Maxes.

Black and Orange Air Forces

(source: @kelshmeamy⁠)

If you're having trouble coming up with new designs, try playing with the logo to create a unique pair of customs.

These black Nikes, by sponsored artist @kelshmeamy, feature a new take on the classic Swoosh to make a one-of-a-kind pair of Air Force 1s. 

Pick up some orange paint to see if you can replicate this design.

Cheetah/Zebra Print Air Force

(source: @kendrascustoms⁠)

Creating a unique pair of customs goes beyond changing up the colorway. Try playing with patterns for your next project.

Sponsored artist @kendrascustoms created these custom AF1s, featuring a cheetah, zebra, and giraffe print design, just in time for the new live-action Lion King. 

Lion King Vans

(source: @lucha_loafers⁠)

The new Lion King remake has a lot of people excited to see an updated version of their favorite childhood movie.

If you're one of these people, you can try your hand at making your own Lion King customs, like these detailed Vans from sponsored artist @lucha_loafers. Just grab a 12 Color Assortment Kit to get started.

Don't forget to follow Angelus on Instagram to keep up with more customs like these from our amazing sponsored artists.

DBZ Air Force 1 High Custom Tutorial + Custom Inspiration

Need some new ideas for your next pair of customs?

We put together a few tutorials plus a few new customs to help you get some inspiration for your next big project.

DBZ AF1 High
(source: @customicasso)

In our latest tutorial, Miles ( @customicasso) stopped by to teach you how to create these clean custom DBZ Air Force 1 Highs.

Miles will show you some airbrushing techniques, how to layer your paints, and how to use even brush strokes to get even coverage.

Check out the full tutorial to learn what materials and techniques you need to create these Shenron Dragon AF1 Highs.

Chance The Rapper Custom NMDs

NMDs still have one of the cleanest silhouettes that Adidas has ever come up with -- making them perfect for your next custom project.

Sponsored artist  @astrotorfcustoms finished these custom NMDs just in time for Chance The Rapper's debut album, which is dropping next week.

These red, white, and blue custom NMDs commemorate the three mixtapes that brought Chance to where he is now. 

Bape AF1
(source:  @ianjpaintedit⁠)

Bape camo looks good on anything -- especially these custom AF1s.

Sponsored artist  @ianjpaintedit⁠ used Bape's iconic camo design as inspiration for these purple, blue, and turquoise AF1s.

Grab a few paints to make your own Bape AF1s in a unique colorway.

Blush Pink Jordans
(source:  @kattycustoms)

It can be hard to come up with Jordan colorways that haven't already been done to death. You just need to get a little creative with it.

Sponsored artist @kattycustoms designed these Coral Jordan 4s, featuring bronze accents and gold tips. 

Pick up a 12 color assortment kit to see what new colorways you can come up with.

Summertime Vans
(source:  @ehkcustoms)

Lastly, Enzo Kim from  @ehkcustoms stopped by the studio to show you how to create the perfect pair of custom slip-on Vans for the summer.

Check out the full tutorial to learn how to paint on canvas and follow along to create this tropical sunset design for yourself.

Remember to follow Angelus on Instagram to see more inspiration like this, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more tutorials.

Happy Fourth! Angelus Fourth of July Sale + New Customs

Fourth of July Sale

Happy Fourth of July!

Everyone's favorite summer holiday is here, and, to celebrate, we're offering 15% off on all purchases, excluding kits and Grex. 

All you have to do is enter the promo code "JULY4" so save big on your next purchase at AngelusDirect.com.

Act quick, the sale ends at 11:59pm PST  on July 7, 2019. You don't want to miss out on these savings.

To help show you all you can do with our products, check out some of these great customs that our sponsored artists have been working on.

Comic Customs

(source: @markoterzo)

The comic book customs trend has been taking off lately.

To show you how you can create your own customs in this style, artist @markoterzo stopped by our studio to create a brand new tutorial.

You can check out the tutorial on our YouTube channel to see how you can make your own custom comic book Air Maxes.

Make sure to check the description to see the list of materials you need to follow along. 

Purple and Gold Nike Sacai

(source: @mache275⁠)

Some of the best customs don't even look like customs.

These purple and gold custom Sacai x Nike LDV Waffles by sponsored artist @mache275 look like they came straight out of the box.

You can grab some purple and mustard paint to make your own similar customs just in time for the 2019 Lakers bandwagon.

Spiderman Air Max

(source: @tragik_1993)

The Avengers storyline seems to be finished, but Marvel is still alive and well.

Sponsored artist @tragik_1993 came through with these custom Spider-Man Air Maxes just in time for Spider-Man: Far From Home.

All you need to get started on your own is some red, blue, and black paint.

Spiderman 1s

(source: @swellguycustoms)

If Jordans are more your thing, we've got you covered.

Sponsored artist @swellguycustoms stopped by the Angelus studios once again to make another tutorial. This time for some Spider-Man Jordan 1s.

If you like these customs as much as we do, you can check out the tutorial on our YouTube channel to check out the full list of materials you need to create these Spider-Man 1s.

Make sure to follow Angelus on Instagram to check out more customs like these, and don't forget to use promo code "JULY4" to save on your next purchase.

Best Customs From June

June is coming to an end, which means it's time to showcase some of the best customs from the beginning of this summer.

These customs, courtesy of our talented sponsored artists, are sure to give you some inspiration for your next pair of custom kicks.

Puma RS-X Customs

(source: @alexanderjohndesign)

These custom Pumas might make you want to start experimenting with brands outside of Jordan, Nike, and Adidas.

This Puma RS-X colorway is clean on its own, but sponsored artist @alexanderjohndesign managed put his own spin on it.

Grab some black paint to see what you can do with an already busy colorway.

Michael Jackson Vans

(source: @lucha_loafers)

Rest in peace to the King of Pop. It's hard to believe it's been 10 years.

Sponsored artist @lucha_loafers designed these custom Vans to commemorate MJ's lasting legacy.

Portrait work like this is tough. Head on over to our YouTube channel and check out some tutorials to start making more detailed customs like these.

Toy Story Customs

(source: @tragik1993)

It's been 20 years since the first movie released and Toy Story is still going strong.

Sponsored artist @tragik1993 designed these custom Air Maxes just in time for the release of Toy Story 4.

If you want to get started on your own pair, you'll need to grab a 12 color assortment kit to match all the details from Buzz's and Woody's iconic fits.

Slipknot Jordan 1s

(source: @mache275)

From Toy Story to Slipknot. Not the best transition, but here we are.

These custom Jordan 1s by sponsored artist @mache275 are the perfect example of what to do when making a pair of customs dedicated to your favorite band. 

Grab a few paints and get to work on a pair of custom kicks for your favorite artist.

Cactus Jack Custom Jordans

(source: @astrotorfcustoms)

Sometimes all it takes to make the perfect pair of customs is switching up the colorway.

Sponsored artist @astrotorfcustoms put his own twist on the Cactus Jack 1s by flipping the brown and white color scheme into this clean blue and white colorway.

Hopefully, these customs gave you some good inspiration for your next project.

If you want to keep up customs like these from our sponsored artist, make sure to follow us on Instagram