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Sponsored Artist Spotlight: Dejesus Customs

Daniel and Dillon Dejesus are the brothers that make up Chicago based Dejesus Customs. Started in 2011, they've made a name for themselves in the sneaker world. With backgrounds in visual arts and design they bring their expertise to creating some of the most creative customs around.

Their work can often be seen on the field, as their custom cleats are a favorite of many NFL players. They also have a popular YouTube channel where they share tutorials showing just how they create their popular designs.

Here are some of their latest designs and the Angelus Direct products they use to create them.


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These custom Detroit Pistons Jordan 3’s take inspiration from one of their all time favorite NBA Jerseys. Featuring the Pistons logo and a mesh style design on the uppers in grey and turquoise, this design uses a multi-layer stencil to get all the elements right.

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Speaking of sports cleats are one of their specialties and these cleats prove the point. These pairs for Quandre Diggs of the Seattle Seahawks take two different, but similar approaches in terms of design. One plays with a repeating swoosh in white, neon green and navy, while the other combines a fade on on the toe and heel with a graphic white design.

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Athletics aren't the only place they get inspiration. These Matisse paper cut inspired customs have an artistic touch in all white and blue. With the blue figures on the uppers and soles, this design dominates the shoe. A blue accent on the heel compliments the design.

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

Sponsored Artist Spotlight: Lucha_Loafers

For some customers it's Jordans, for others it's denim. When it comes to the work of this Angelus Direct sponsored artist, @lucha_loafers has found the perfect canvas with Vans Slip-Ons. From cartoon classics to sports greats, @Lucha_Loafers work makes the most of the medium. Check out the latest customs by @Lucha_Loafers below.

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The approach of Halloween has us all asking Scooby-Doo, where are you? These customs have the question answered with a spooky pair of customs featuring Scooby and Shaggy on the run from a menacing ghost in light blue against a violet background.

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From cartoon classics to classic films, these Rocky customs are a knock out pair. With the action spanning both shoes, a black background with red accents sets the stage for this knockout punch. 

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@Lucha_Loafers doesn't just create customs inspired by sports in movies, there are customs for sports fans too, including these Saints themed Slip-Ons. Black and gold are a must for any Saints fan and this pair is no exception, with an all black and gold design.

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

Custom Sneaker Spotlight: September 2021

September brings us Labor Day, the return of football and the start of fall. That means we're seeing a lot of custom cleats with the return of the NFL, including patriotic customs this month. Here are the some of the best Angelus Direct sponsored artists custom cleats from September.

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Fresh cleats for a fresh season? That's exactly what @mache275 is delivering with this black, white and red pair. Color blocking with the black and white give these Bruce Lee inspired cleats a graphic look. They're the perfect pair to kick off a new season.

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For a pair with more pattern check out these customs by @dejesuscustomfootwear. These cleats take a similar black and white palette and add a grey, marbled pattern and blue lining for a hint of color.

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The end of summer brings us Labor Day and the finish of the baseball season. These patriotic baseball cleats celebrate both in red, white and blue. With stars on one shoe and stripes on the other, ⁠the patriotism is hard to miss on these custom Jordan 1 baseball cleats.

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

Sponsored Artist Spotlight: Dan Gamache of Mache

There are so many talented Angelus Direct sponsored artists, today we're putting the spotlight on Mache. With over seventeen years of experience Dan Gamache, known as Mache, has become a go-to artist for everyone from the NFL to the WWE.

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New Orleans, or more specifically the green of St. Charles streetcars, are the inspiration for these green on green customs. Part of his Mache Runner travel story with each pair of customs inspired by a difference place, this pair features tone on tone and texture on texture combinations.

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Continuing the green theme are these Edge themed Air Jordans. The black and white design on the upper and heel is sure to be a hit with any Edge fan. Red and black detailing finish off this grey and green pair.

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If you're looking for a color palette with some sweet inspiration look no further than these Reese's customs. Coming in a color combo as classic as chocolate and peanut butter, the yellow and orange make this a winning pair.

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

Football Season is Back! Best NFL Customs

America's favorite sport is finally back, and there's no better way to commemorate the return of the NFL than with some incredible custom sneakers and cleats.

Check out some of our favorite NFL customs below, and make sure to check out our online store to grab the tools and materials you need to create your own customs.

Patrick Mahomes Customs

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No doubt Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs will be looking to repeat this season, and sponsored artist @dejesuscustomfootwear created the perfect customs to prepare for a potential repeat.

These custom AF1s feature a clean Chiefs-inspired red and gold colorway alongside an incredibly detailed portrait of the team's star QB.

DeSean Jackson Custom Cleats

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Sponsored artist @solesbysir is constantly working with star athletes from several professional leagues to design some truly one-of-a-kind creations.

These custom cleats, created for DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles ahead of the 2020 season, feature the Eagles' green and white color scheme with two portraits of everybody's favorite spinach-eating sailor on the uppers.

Chubb Customs

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The best merch is the merch you make yourself.

These custom AF1 Highs by sponsored artist @truebluecustoms are dressed up in the Cleveland Browns' brown, orange, and white color scheme. One shoe features Nick Chubb's jersey on the heel/ankle panel, while the other features the Browns' Dawg Pound branding.

Detroit Lions Custom Cleats

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The NFL season is a busy time of year for @dejesuscustomfootwear, who is constantly whipping up customs for some of the league's best players.

One of his most recent projects is these custom Detroit Lions cleats for Geronimo Alison, featuring a white and blue colorway alongside some great graffiti work.

Steelers Jordan 11s

(source: @astrotorfcustoms)

Creating a pair of customs dedicated to your favorite team is one of the best ways you can support your team from home this season.

Sponsored artist @astrotorfcustoms painted these custom Steelers 11s, featuring a yellow upper, Steelers branding on the tongues, the Steelers logo on the ankle, jersey numbers across the heel tabs, and the Jordan 11 black mid completes the Steelers color scheme.

Don't forget to follow Angelus on Instagram to see more great customs like these!