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Custom Sneaker Spotlight: June 2022

Customs this month were all about Nike, covering everything from Air Force 1s to the Nike Air Max. These designs show just how versatile customs can be with some wide ranging inspirations and designs. Check out the latest customs and find the Angelus Direct products to create your own.

(source: @jarcustoms)

It's all about the details on these Disney Cars themed Air Force 1s by @jarcustoms. That's why having the right detail brushes is key on these pale blue Lightning McQueen “Dinoco” customs. Accents like the Dinoco logo on the toe and cartoon eyes on the tongues give them that flashy and fun Cars look.

For the latest Angelus Direct YouTub tutorial @kiramadethis stopped by to show us how she creates a marble effect on these Air Jordans. The realistic marble pattern in black and white is offset with a little color with the perfect golden yellow. Learn how to create this design yourself with our latest tutorial.

(source: @jwdanklefs)

Eminem is the inspiration behind these Airmax 90s by sponsored artist @jwdanklefs. This bomber inspired design is done in light blue with red accents, with lots of little details that give these customs that vintage bomber plane look, with a modern twist.

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

Sponsored Artist Spotlight: Malcolm Garret

With an interest in vintage inspired apparel and custom sneakers, Malcolm Garett brings his own unique take to the world of Angelus Direct sponsored artists. His work includes everything from hats to ponchos to one of a kind sneakers. Here are some his latest customs.

(source: @malcolmgarret)

Leave it to Malcom to take the Virgil Abloh Off-White classic and make it his own. A subtly perfect combination of dark grey, beige and white make these customs a standout pair. Orange and yellow accents add color without distracting from the overall design.

(source: @malcolmgarret)

For an unexpected color combination that works check out this bright orange on glossy brown color palette. The rich brown gives these leather uppers an almost chocolate like appearance, with a slightly shiny finish and gives the bright orange on the rest of the shoe the perfect amount of contrast.

(source: @malcolmgarret)

Sometimes nothing will do but blue suede shoes, as these customs prove with an all blue design. With the uppers, tongue and part of the midsole in the same light blue, this is one cohesive pair of customs that give this Nike classic a new spin.

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

Custom Sneaker Spotlight: February 2022

From swirls and swooshes, to intricately hand-painted designs, February saw customs at their finest. Inspiration ranged from Valentine's Day pink to the Disneyland's the Tiki Room, proving that you can find inspiration anywhere. Check out the latest customs and hopefully they'll inspire your own.

(source: @sneakerqueenscustoms)

Sweet pink swirls are the perfect accompaniment to the swoosh on these customs by @sneakerqueenscustoms. Perfect for Valentine's Day this subtle design in pale pinks picks up the pink soles and looks great with the rest of the white leather uppers.

(source: @tate_allyse_art)

For anyone whose one true love is Disneyland and has a special place in their heart for the Tiki Room, these customs by @tate_allyse_art are for you. Bright pinks, oranges and purples in a gradient give this pair a tropical vibe. And don't forget the carved tikis on one toe and the famous Enchanted Tiki Room sign on the other.

(source: @julia.miaw)

These Japan inspired Dunk Lows by @julia.miaw are completely painted by hand and the fine level of detail really shows. The intricate design covers the uppers in rich red, blue and gold. Detail this precise calls for the right tools and it's essential to have brushes like the ones found in the Angelus Mirco Detail Paint Brush Set to ensure such clean lines and precision.

(source: @kendrascustoms)

For cute customs look no further than these Animal Crossing Vans by @kendrascustoms. Cuddly creatures in yellow, grey and brown make these slip-ons hard to resist. Just make sure to add some Angelus 2-Soft Fabric Medium to the paint when customizing fabric surfaces like these canvas Vans, it will ensure the paint stays flexible after it drys.

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

Custom Sneaker Spotlight: January 2022

From Air Force 1s with drip to Vans that are out for blood, January saw Angelus Direct Sponsored Artists creating one of a kind customs, perfect for the New Year. Check out the latest designs, techniques and Angelus Direct products you'll need to create your own customs.

(source: @justwincustoms)

Air Force 1s dripping with gold? These Nikes have it with a liquid gold swoosh so realistic it looks like it's ready to drip right off the shoe. This pair by Sponsored Artist @justwincustoms uses a combination of yellows to create this molten effect, and leaves the rest of the show bare to help the swoosh stand out.


(source: @sneakerkingsohio)

The night sky inspired these out of this world moon customs by Sponsored Artist @sneakerqueenscustoms. The inspiration came from a series of moon images done by the photographer who these customs were created for, complete with a crescent moon, stars and branches above. A combination of dark blues and deep greens give these customs that clear, night sky look.

(source: @lucha_loafers)

Speaking of things you only see at night, Sponsored Artist @lucha_loafers took a pair of Slip-On Vans and turned them into a colorful portrait of everyone's favorite funny, vampires with these "What We Do In The Shadows" customs. Green and blue highlights give these fanged fiends a spooky touch.

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 2021

Technique and precision was the key to some of the stand out custom sneakers by Angelus Direct sponsored artists this month. Whether it was exacting taping or detailed painting, here are some custom sneakers to inspire you and your projects.

(source: @alexanderjohndesign)

This pair from Nike x sacai are given a new look by @alexanderjohndesign with a precisely taped design and a reversed logo. ⁠The design on the logo and mudguard used tape to create an intricate pattern. The red Nike and logo add some color to this black and white shoe.

(source: @astrotorfcustoms)

Sneakers on the half shell? Cowabunga dudes! @astrotorfcustoms creates a Ninja Turtles inspired pair of customs that features realistic shell detailing that even has the shine and texture of turtle shell (or at least an animated one). The light green uppers and soles are the perfect compliment for this turtle themed look.

(source: @bbizon)

Sponsored artist @bbizon took inspiration from the Disney canon and couldn't seem to pick just one character to highlight. From Nemo to Winnie the Pooh, these custom sneakers feature everyone's favorite Disney character. With so many characters to paint a set of Angelus Micro Detail Paint Brushes are a great choice for making sure every detail is perfect.

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