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Father's Day Giveaway + New Customs

Father's Day is coming up this Sunday.

To show our appreciation for all the dads around the country, we're hosting a giveaway.

Check out the details below to see how to enter.

Father's Day Giveaway

(source: @angelusdirect)

For Father's Day 2019, Angelus is hosting a giveaway to show our appreciation for all that our fathers do.

All you have to do to enter is leave a dad joke/caption in the comments of this post on Instagram, tag a dad, and follow @angelusdirect. Best dad joke or caption about the customs in the post wins a Father's Day care package.

Make sure to enter soon and don't forget to wish your dad a happy Father's Day this Sunday.

If you like those custom Gucci-themed Nikes as much as we do, check out some of these other great customs from the past few weeks.

Jordan 3 Raptors Customs

(source: @mache275)

The Raptors have finally made their first NBA finals. Will they go on to win their first championship? 

Sponsored artist @mache275 made these custom Jordan 3s featuring the old-school Raptors logo and colorway to commemorate Toronto's first finals run.

Whether or not the Raptors pull out the series W, at least we'll have these customs to remember this year's finals.

Jordan 3 Customs

(source: @astrotorfcustoms)

Left or right? Which one is your favorite?

Sponsored artist @astrotorfcustoms designed these colorful Jordans which feature a bright purple, red, pink, turquoise, and white colorway.

Pick out a few colors from our paint collection to get started on a pair of customs like these.

Jordan 1 Warhawk

(source: @sab_one)

The Jordan 1 remains as one of the most iconic silhouettes of all time -- making it the perfect canvas for your next pair of customs.

Check out this custom Jordan 1 "Warhawk" by sponsored artist @sab_one for inspiration.

This pair of customs features a military green upper, Off-White-inspired details, and Jordan 23 branding.

Custom AF1s with Rose Design

(source: @kingdom_made)

All-white Air Force 1s are probably one of the most customizable shoes available. The possibilities are just about endless.

Sponsored artist @kingdom_made designed these custom AF1s to feature a clean rose design on top of the all-white colorway.

Pick up some dark green and red paint to get started on your own similar design.

Remember to follow Angelus on Instagram to keep up with our giveaways and to see more customs like these.

New Customs to Close Out April

It can be hard to come up with new designs for every pair of customs. Everyone needs a little bit of inspiration sometimes.

One of the best ways to get inspired is to take a look at some of the great designs other artists are working on. From color combinations to art styles and aesthetics, you should be able to take something away from these amazing customs created by some of our sponsored artists.

Comic Strip Stan Smiths 

(source: @swellguycustoms)

Stan Smiths have a classic silhouette and are a staple in a lot of people's closet. It's hard to improve on such a clean, simple shoe, but if you want a little bit more color, sponsored artist @swellguycustoms can walk you through how he made these customs Roy Lichtenstein Stan Smiths.

Check out the tutorial to see what supplies you need to get started.

Easter Air Forces

(source: @tragik1993)

A bright pastel colorway might not be great for everyday wear, but it's perfect for Easter. If you're gonna go with a bold colorway like this, all-white Air Forces are probably the best canvas you can use.

Sponsored artist @tragik1993 designed these pair of Easter AF1s with all of the classic colors you probably associate with the holiday.

Pizza Hut Jordans

(source: @astrotorfcustoms)

You can really take whatever theme you want and turn it into a pair of customs.

Look no further than these custom Pizza Hut Jordans by @astrotorfcustoms for proof. Pizza Hut's red and white color scheme is an all-time classic, and the red flat laces and pizza tag are the perfect toppings.

Custom Air Force 1s

(source: @kingdom_made)

You can do a whole lot by just redesigning a small part of the shoe. Altering the classic Nike Swoosh is a great way to customize a pair of AF1s without covering up the all-white colorway that makes them so popular in the first place.

We don't have a tutorial for this pair of customs, but sponsored artist @kingdom_made made a tutorial that'll show you how to get the woodgrain finish he used here. Check it out to see what tools you need to do it yourself.

Venice Vans

(source: @chadcantcolor)

Summer's coming up and there might not be a better place to spend it than Venice Beach in California.

Sponsored artist @chadcantcolor made these custom Vans featuring the iconic Venice sign and the street art aesthetic that you can find on every corner. Grab an Angelus Basics Kit to get started on your summer customs.

Remember to follow us on IG to keep up with more great customs like these. We post several designs every week from artists around the country.

Buzz Lightyear LeBrons, Heineken Air Maxes + More - Check Out This Week's Best Customs

Every week brings new amazing customs. From Buzz Lightyear-themed LeBrons to Heineken-themed Air Maxes, custom artists across the country are constantly coming up with new design ideas.

Check out a few of the best customs that we saw this past week.

Autism Awareness Air Forces

(source: @mache275)

Custom shoes are a great way to show your support for an important cause.

Autism Awareness day was on April 2, and sponsored artist @mache275 designed these custom Air Force 1s to commemorate this important date. 

90s Cartoons Vans

(source: @lucha_loafers⁣)

These next ones are sure to make you feel some nostalgia. 

These custom Vans by sponsored artist @lucha_loafers depict some of the most iconic 90s cartoon characters. Which side are you choosing - Villains or Heroes?

Buzz Lightyear LeBrons

(source: @mache275)

Sponsored artist @mache275 took it upon himself to inflict some more 90s nostalgia with these LeBron 16s.

Honoring one of the most iconic cartoon characters of all time, these LeBrons feature Buzz Lightyear's classic colors. You can pick up some green, purple, blue, and red paint to try making your own.

Heineken Air Maxes

(source: @sab_one⁣)

This isn't a product placement, these Heineken-themed Air Maxes are just too clean to leave off the list.

Sponsored artist @sab_one Heineken's classic red and green color scheme and star to design one of the best pairs of custom Air Maxes you'll ever see.⠀

Deadpool vs. Wolverine Customs

(source: @ianjpaintedit)

Two fan-favorite heroes make an appearance on these customs designed by sponsored artist @ianjpaintedit. Who do you think would win?

It's not easy to recreate a design with this much detail, but you can pick up a 12 color assortment kit to try it yourself.

This is just a small sample of the many amazing customs that you can see on our Instagram, so be sure to give us a follow to see more.

If any of these designs inspired you, check out our collection of high-quality paints to find the right colors for your next project.


Creative Customs

It's got to be hard to come up with a design that we haven't seen before, considering the hundreds of pictures we get tagged in on a weekly basis. But, somehow, custom artists manage to keep coming up with clean, unique designs on a regular basis.
Check out some of these customs from the last couple of weeks to get some inspiration for your next project.
Bape Old Skools
(source: @ianjpaintedit)
First is sponsored artist @ianjpaintedit it with a clean pair of Bape-inspired Old Skools. You can't go wrong by combining two of the most iconic brands in streetwear. What really tops these off is the custom brown and green leather lace swaps with gold aglets. Grab some avocado, white, black, and red paint to get started on your own.
Mardi Gras Nike Air Force High
(source: @kattycustoms)
Sponsored artist @kattycustoms uses a pair of Nike Air Force Highs to create a custom Mardi Gras design. Check out her tutorial on our YouTube channel to see the materials she used and the process she followed to complete this clean colorway.
Bucks 1s
Shout out to the MVP-candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks for having an amazing year. These custom dark greenwhite, and hardwood Bucks-themed customs by sponsored artist @astrotorfcustoms are the perfect pair of customs to commemorate this incredible season.
Gold LeBrons
(source: @mache275)
Sponsored artist @mache275 came through with these clean gold LeBron's that are perfect to celebrate LeBron passing Jordan on the all-time scoring list. The Lakers have a had a disappointing season by most people's standard, but that hasn't stopped LeBron from achieving greatness.
Custom Hyper Adapts
(source: @jwdanklefs)
Nike's new HyperAdapt self-lacing shoes are seen by some as the future of footwear. It definitely helps that they applied this new technology to such a nice silhouette. Sponsored artist @jwdanklefs took these even further by creating his own "Stay True" custom design featuring a clean purple and light blue color scheme. 
Hopefully, you enjoyed these incredibly creative customs. Remember to follow us on IG to keep up with a constant stream of custom inspiration.

This Week's Best Customs

It's tough to pick the best customs from any given week as artists tag us in hundreds of pics on IG every week. However, we try to pick out a few of the most notable ones to give you some inspiration for your next custom project. So, here are a few of the best customs we saw from the past week.

Valentine's Day Vans

(source: @chadcantcolor)

Sponsored artist @chadcantcolor came through with the custom Valentine's Day Vans. Using a combination of black, pink, and red paint this artist hand-painted a detailed and clean design that is perfectly suited for this holiday.

DBZ Customs

(source: @sierato)

Sponsored artist @sierato created a custom pair of DBZ-themed kicks for @shareefoneal for NBA All-Star Weekend. This artist used an assortment of high-quality paints to create this design inspired by one of the most iconic animes of all time. To top things off, @sierato swapped out the stock laces for a pair of red rope laces.

Wood Grain Custom 1s

(source: @kingdom_made)

Artist @kingdom_made makes another appearance on the list with these amazing custom Jordan 1s. These customs have a lot going on. From the clean wood grain design to the checkerboard heel, this artist took his time to design one of the cleanest customs we've seen in a long time.

Custom Black Blazers

(source: @justwincustoms)

Sponsored artist @justwincustoms is next with two unique designs. One custom features a glitch design while the other features a burnt Swoosh. You can grab an assortment kit to try to recreate this unique pair of Blazers. Make sure to include white, red, turquoise, black, and orange in your kit.

In-N-Out Customs

(source: @astrotorfcustoms)

The restaurant might be overrated, but these customs definitely aren't. Artist @astrotorfcustoms is last on the list with a pair of custom Yeezys inspired by California's iconic fast-food chain. If you want to create your own pair, all you need is red and mustard paint to get started.

Make sure to follow us on Instagram to check out more of our favorite customs and be notified of giveaways and new product releases.