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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.

Best Customs from This Week

Every week, we get tagged in hundreds of pictures on Instagram from artists around the country who want to show off their amazing work. While there's no way we can share all of them, we do our best to highlight a few of our favorites every week. Check out some of the best customs we saw from the last week.

 Custom Yeeezys

(source: @bbizon)

To kick things off is this pair of custom "Color Recognition" 350. Sponsored artist @bbizon always comes through with the amazing hand-painted customs and these are no exception. Using a variety of colors to create this intricate design, @bbizon shows us why he's one of the most talented custom artists out there.

Camo 4s

(source: @mache275)

Next is artist @mache275 with an incredible pair of Jordan Camo 4s. These customs are a little special as they were custom made for DJ and producer Statik Selektah. Pick up some dark green, avocado, and chocolate paint to get started on your own camo customs.

Instagram Egg Air Forces

(source: @danielcordas)

What better way to celebrate an absolutely historic moment than with a pair of hand-painted custom Air Forces? Sponsored artist @danielcordas chose to commemorate the egg that conquered Instagram with his own personal Air Force 1s.

Bape Air Force 1s

(source: @ianjpaintedit)

All-white Air Force 1s seem to be a favorite for a lot of custom artists. They offer a perfect silhouette and a completely clean canvas to do whatever you want with it. Sponsored artist @ianjpaintedit chose to use this canvas to create a clean Bape camo colorway. Grab an assortment kit if want to create your own similar design.

Custom Jordan 11s

(source: @kingdom_made)

Last up is this incredible pair of Jordan 11s made by sponsored artist @kingdom_made. If you like these customs as much as we do, check out this video of the artist himself making them. Also, make sure to visit this page where you can enter the giveaway to win these customs.

Lastly, make sure to follow us on Instagram if you're not already. We share several pictures from artists every week to showcase some of the amazing designs that they make with our products.

Ring in the New Year with These Customs

We're finally in 2019 and we look forward to another year of seeing the amazing customs you guys have to offer. Before we completely move on from 2018, we thought we'd give you a few of our favorite customs from the end of the year.

Gold Air Force

(source: @ianjpaintedit)

First up is one of the first pairs of customs of the new year by sponsored artist @ianjpaintedit. Sometimes, going all-in with one color is all it takes to put together a clean pair of customs. These gold and white customs prove how keeping it simple can pay off.

P-40 Warhawk 5s

(source: @sab_one)

If minimalism isn't your thing, then look no further than these customs by sponsored artist @sab_one. These 5s, modeled after the P-40 Warhawk, have a lot going on and are incredibly detailed. Grab some avocado green, white, and red paint if you like this design as much as we do.

Kaws Airpods

(source: @wallychamp15)

Next is something a little different. This pair of Kaws AirPods shows how our paints can be used beyond making a pair of customs. Sponsored artist @wallychamp15 uses a variety of colors to design this unique pair of headphones. Check out this time-lapse video to see just how he did it.

Custom Off-White 1s

(source: @astrotorfcustoms)

The off-white 1s are a highly-sought after version of this classic shoe. Sponsored artist @astrotorfcustoms takes this pair to the next level with a custom south beach and pink colorway. These customs are tied together perfectly with a pair of off-white style laces.

Pearlescent Paint

(source: @angelusdirect)

Lastly, is this pair of pearlescent Jordans. It takes some time to get right, but blending any combination of pearlescent paints can result in a crazy effect that will take your customs to the next level. Pick up a few colors to try it yourself.

It's been a long year and we've seen thousands of customs from both our sponsored artists and fans. If you want to keep up with our favorite customs, make sure to follow us on Instagram.