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Customer Sneaker Spotlight: 11/30/2020

Sneaker artists have been very busy over this past month creating a variety of unique custom designs. From Maleficent AF1s to Fresh Prince Vans, we've picked some of our favorite customs from the past few weeks to share with the Angelus community.

Whether you're looking for inspiration for your next project, or you just want to check out some original artwork, check out our custom sneaker spotlight below.

Maleficent Air Force 1

Maleficent Air Force 1

(source: @kingdom_made)

Sponsored artist @kingdom_made brought Maleficent to life with these custom Air Force 1s based on Disney's fairy villain.

These customs feature a black and white base colorway, Maleficent portraits on the middle panel, and ghost flame effects across the background and Swooshes.

Mountain Bike AF1

Mountain Bike AF1

(source: @tazz.customs)

@tazz.customs created these custom Air Force 1s using real parts from a mountain bike to create some one-of-a-kind details.

Real bike tires were used to replace the quarter panels and tongue tags, and the artist replaced the aglets with tire valves. The base of the shoe features an abstract mountain and forest-themed painting with mountain bike details.

Fresh Prince Slip-On Vans

Fresh Prince Custom Vans

(source: @o.worthen)

Did you catch The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion?

Sneaker artist @o.worthen painted these custom slip-on Vans and matching overalls in honor of the classic 90s sitcom. Each piece features a cartoon portrait of either Will or Carlton and includes other details pulled from the show, including the show's logo across the chest of the overalls.

Thanksgiving Jordan 13

Thanksgiving Customs

(source: @solesbysir)

Thanksgiving might already be in the rearview mirror, but with Bam Adebayo recently signing his max extension, now's a great time to bring back these Thanksgiving throwbacks designed by sponsored artist @solesbysir.

Personally designed for Bam, these customs feature fall colors and leaves painted across the base with a cartoon turkey painted on top.

SpongeBob Old Skool Vans

SpongeBob Custom Vans

(source: @mcvsso)

@mcvsso designed these custom Old Skool Vans, dedicated to one of the most influential cartoons of all time.

These SpongeBob SquarePants Vans feature SpongeBob and Patrick painted on the toe boxes, Squidward and Plankton on the middle panels, beach and ocean patterns on the base, and other details pulled from the Bikini Bottom universe.

To see more customs like these, make sure to follow Angelus on Instagram, and don't forget to check out our online store to grab what you need to make your own customs.

Old Skool Customs

As sneaker culture continues to morph and evolve, it's amazing that Old Skools, and Vans in general, have maintained their popularity. The classic silhouette and extensive options for colorways make Old Skools a perfect canvas for creativity. Check out these custom Old Skools for some quick inspiration.

Old School Old Skools

(source: @gatovalue)

Kicking things off is @gatovalue with these customized checkerboard Old Skools. We think the design on these reflects the style that Vans represent perfectly. Grab a few Angelus paints and get started on your own.

Space Old Skools

(source: @y_kicks)

These space-themes customs by @y_kicks put a crazy spin on the classic all-black Old Skools. These are going to be pretty hard to replicate, but if you want to give it a try, start with some Angelus Blue Paint, Angelus White Paint, and Angelus Purple Paint.

Burnt Old Skools

(source: @kingdom_made)

These burnt Old Skools are absolutely insane. Made by @kingdom_made, one of our sponsored artist, these customs demonstrate just how versatile Old Skools can be. Pick up some Angelus Black Paint and Angelus Orange Paint to get going on something similar.

Kaws Old Skools

(source: @captaincomebackc)

One of the most vibrant pairs of customs in this list, these Kaws-influenced Old Skools are sure to stand out. Replicating customs this complex is a tall task, but if you want to take a shot at it, grab a 12 Color Assortment Kit to get going.


Bape Old Skools

(source: @tragik1993)

Lastly, our sponsored artist, @tragik1993, is coming through with these Bape-inspired Vans. These customs incorporate the classic Bape camo and shark teeth that have become so iconic. Angelus Black Paint, Angelus Fire Red Paint, and Angelus Avocado Green Paint should get you started on your own customs.