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Custom Sneaker Spotlight: August 2022

A couple themes seemed to take hold when it came to custom sneakers this August. First and foremost customizers must have been hungry, because we saw a number of food themed Air Force 1s that paid homage to some of our favorite snacks. From breakfast to dinner, anyone hungry for delicious customs was well fed.

Once everyone had had something to eat, anime themed customs dominated too this month. Some of your favorite anime characters were immortalized in paint everywhere from sneakers to jackets. Check out some of the best customs from the past month below and head to Angelus Direct for all the paints and supplies you need to create your own.

Nike Cinnamon Toast Crunch Air Force 1

(source: 

@visionarykickz)

@visionarykickz is starting off the day right with these custom Cinnamon Toast Crunch Air Force 1s. Get your cereal fix with a toasted orange palette that gives these sneakers that classic cereal box look. A splash of milk in white right above the midsole pairs nicely with the white sole and laces. The Cinnamon Toast Crunch logo is the perfect finishing touch.

Nike Hamburger Air Force 1

(source: @sneakerqueenscustoms)

Sponsored artist @sneakerqueenscustoms knows what's cooking this summer, Hamburger Air Force 1s. These delicious customs fill the toebox with a hamburger and all the toppings, complete with cheese, lettuce and tomato. The palette on the rest of the shoe takes inspiration from the seeded bun, in golden brown and beige. These Air Force 1s are ready for all the end of summer Labor Day barbecues coming up.

Nike Howl's Moving Castle Air Jordan

(source: @enzohkim)

It was all about the details on these Howl's Moving Castle inspired customs by @enzohkim. Perfectly capturing every detail, from portraits of the characters to that anime color palette with vibrant grass greens and a bright blue sky background, these customs are sure to win over any anime fan. Even the detailing along the eyelets and swoosh in yellow and gold give it that playful, colorful anime feel.

Itachi x Sasuke Denim Jacket

(source: @ravocustoms)

Customs doesn't just mean sneakers, as @ravocustoms proves with this Itachi x Sasuke jacket. Crisp lines and a perfectly hand painted denim jacket in blue, black and red make this custom stand out. Keeping most of the design to the back panel of the jacket keeps this emotional scene contained, with just a few feathers floating off to the side adding some movement. The tight color palette also helps create maximum impact with this design.

Nike Howl's Moving Castle Air Force 1

(source: @chuchu.art)

Last but not least is another Howl's Moving Castle inspired custom by @chuchu.art. Here bright color dominates with a design that goes all the way down the midsoles with green grass and pink flower petals floating through the air. Sophie comes to life in this vibrant backdrop in brilliant blue. Carefully painted by hand, these anime customs bring your favorite characters to your favorite sneakers.

Check out Angelus Direct to find everything you need to create your own one of a kind pieces. To see more customs like these make sure to follow Angelus on Instagram and tag us in your own custom creations.

Custom Sneaker Spotlight: May 2022

May saw a variety of cartoon inspired customs, from the world of Marvel to Disney. Whether it was Nike or Vans, there are a million creative ways to customize sneakers with your favorite animated series. Check out the latest animation inspired customs.

(source: @camcreatez)

From the subtle white webbing to the Spiderman profile in that classic red on the heel, these custom Jordan 1s are all about the details. With most of the design dominating the heel, @camcreatez helps keep the composition balanced with a spider logo in grey on the toe.

(source: @sayjoyyllc)

It's Winnie the Pooh for the win with these custom Vans by @sayjoyyllc. Using a combination of airbrushing and hand-painting, Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore and Piglet stand out a on a blue honeycomb stencil background. Yellow hand-painted honey dripping off the opening and eyelets has an almost 3D looking effect with the right shading in white.

(source: @enzohkim)

Sponsored artist @enzohkim took this pair of Air Force 1s and turned them into a celebration of all things End of Evangelion by covering them in all the classic characters. Purples and blues from the uppers to the midsole make the design on these shoes standout. While we must note that Angelus does not recommend painting the rubber midsoles on shoes you are going to wear, these customs would make a great collectible for any End of Evangelion fan.

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

Valentine's Day in the Bag

Thinking customs for Valentine's Day? Purses are the perfect choice, especially one designed to celebrate someone or something you love. Make it Valentine's themed by sticking with a classic red color palette or choose a heart shaped bag your loved one will love.

(source: @boyarde)

A Birkin dedicated to the original rom-com queen? Yes please. This custom by sponsored artist @boyarde celebrates two classics in one custom with both the timeless Hermès Birkin and Audrey Hepburn. The black and white color palette on this portrait help it pop on the red background of this bag.

(source: @thepaintingparent)

For a custom an anime lover would appreciate check out this Princess Mononoke heart shaped handbag. @thepaintingparent did a great job of creating a super clean custom in Chili Red and white. Green foliage around around the edge nicely frames this custom.

(source: @artzy_junkie)

For a slightly different take on Valentine's Day check out this cute and a little creepy custom by @artzy_junkie. This custom heart shaped bag is sure to give your Valentine's Day a little edge, with a touch of Chucky and ghoulish red splatters.

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