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Ghostbusters Customs Tutorial, Raptors Championship Customs & More

Some of our favorite customs artists have been really busy these past few weeks.

From creating customs tutorials to designing custom kicks to commemorate the Raptors' first championship, these artists have been working to bring you some of the cleanest customs you'll ever see. 

Check out some of the best customs from the past few weeks and learn how to make your own custom Ghostbuster Jordan 33s below.

Ghostbusters Air Jordan 33

(source: Angelus)

Sponsored artist @swellguycustoms is constantly working to make new tutorials to show artists like you how you can use Angelus products to create amazing new customs.

In this tutorial, Bryan shows us how to make a custom pair of Ghostbusters Air Jordan 33s with lightning effects and neon paint.

Check out the full tutorial to see the techniques and products used to make these customs.

Raptors Custom Pumas

(source: @mache275)

Last week, the Raptors finally won their first championship in a six-game series against the Golden State Warriors.

To commemorate this championship, sponsored artist @mache275 worked with @pumahoops to design these custom Pumas for the two-time champion Danny Green.

Custom Dad Shoes

(source: @kelshmeamy)

Summer's coming up, which means it's time to break out the dad shoes for some summertime BBQs.

 

Sponsored artist @kelshmeamy designed these custom Nikes featuring a flame design on the toe. Pick up some lava orange and DTRT yellow paint to get started on a similar pair of customs.

Red and White Dad Shoes

(source: @astrotorfcustoms)

Nike Air Monarchs might be the daddest dad shoe of all time. They also offer the perfect canvas for your next pair of customs.

Sponsored artist @astrotorfcustoms designed this pair of Monarchs featuring a white and red upper with a blue collar and tongue.⠀

Pick up these colors to design a pair of July 4th customs like these.

Flame Jordan 4

(source: @wallychamp15)

A black canvas can be tough to work with, but that didn't stop sponsored artist @wallychamp15 from creating these custom Jordan 4s.

These custom blacked-out 4s feature a neon orange sole with a faded flame design that perfectly complements the all-black colorway.

If you liked these customs, be sure to follow Angelus on Instagram for more designs like these. Also, be sure to subscribe to us on YouTube for more tutorials from our sponsored artists.

Coming Soon: Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Lundmark

Love them or hate them, Yeezys always have some of the most hyped releases every year.

While the Yeezy Boost 700 has been a lot of people's main focus for a while now, Yeezy is still constantly dropping new colorways for the Yeezy Boost 350 V2.

According to Yeezy Mafia, we can look forward to yet another new colorway very soon. Check it out below.

Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Lundmark

(source: @yeezymafia)

Here it is: The newest colorway in the already extensive line of Yeezy Boost 350 V2s.

The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Lundmark features a Primeknit upper, translucent stripe, a Boost sole, and, unlike previous drops, no heel tab.

Currently, we don't have a release date for this colorway. But you can expect it to drop sometime in the second half of 2019 with a retail price of $220.

Yeezy Boost 700 V2 Tephra

(source: @yeezymafia)

We don't have a release date for the 350 V2 Lundmark but we do have one for the new Yeezy 700 V2 Tephra, courtesy of Yeezy Mafia.

The 700 V2 Tephra, which features a mix of dark, earthy tones, is set to drop soon with a current worldwide release date of June 15.

Supreme Yeezys

(source: @bbizon)

If you're not happy with the new colorways, you can always customize your own.

Check out these custom Supreme Yeezys made by sponsored artist @bbizon. The all-white and red colorway with the iconic Supreme logo might be one of the cleanest Yeezy colorways you'll ever see.

Disney Yeezys

(source: @truebluecustoms⁣)

For a more complex design, check out these Disney-themed custom 350s from sponsored artist @truebluecustoms⁣.

Featuring a few of the most popular Disney characters of all-time, these customs are a great demonstration of the detail you can include in your next pair of customs.

Yeezy Boost 700 Wave Runner | Custom Shoes

(source: @swellguycustoms)

Lastly, for some 700 inspiration, check out these custom Wave Runners by sponsored artist @swellguycustoms

If you want to see how you can make these yourself, check out the full tutorial on our YouTube channel. Bryan will walk you through the design process and show you all the materials needed to recreate these customs.

Make sure to follow us on IG to keep up with more customs like these.

Cream City 4s, Flintstones Customs & More from Our Sponsored Artists

New design ideas aren't easy to come by.

If you're having trouble coming up with an idea for your next pair of customs, check out these projects that we shared on IG from some of our talented sponsored artists.

Cream City 4s

(source: @noelitoo_⁣)

Giannis and the Bucks managed to send Kyrie and the Celtics home for the summer. Do you think they can go all the way?

These Cream City 4s by sponsored artist @noelitoo_ came just in time for the ECF. With a cream upper and sole and blue and green accents, these 4s are the perfect homage to Milwaukee.

Spring Nike Blazer 

(source: @christycustoms)

Spring is here and these Blazers by sponsored artist @christycustoms are the perfect pair of customs for the season. 

Christy stopped by to put together a tutorial to show you how to create these pastel Blazers decorated with clouds, birds, and roses.

Check out the full tutorial on YouTube to see how you can recreate these customs.

Black AF1 Customs

(source: @justwincustoms)

People are getting really creative with their customs takes on the classic Nike Swoosh.

Just take these custom black Air Force 1s for example. Sponsored artist @justwincustoms designed these customs with a black and white distorted Swoosh. 

If you're feeling stuck, try your hand at redesigning the classic logo for your next pair of customs.

Custom Fire Nikes

(source: @truebluecustoms)

Next is sponsored artist @truebluecustoms with these custom Nikes.

Now, you've probably seen the flame design done before, but the customized Swoosh takes these customs to the next level. In case you needed more inspiration to try to manipulate this iconic logo.

Flintstones Customs

(source: @solesbysir)

One of the most iconic cartoons of all time -- The Flintstones.

Sponsored artist @solesbysir brought everyone's favorite cartoon family to life on this pair of customs. 

Featuring the classic logo over an orange and black backdrop and a spot on depiction of Fred Flintstone, these customs are the benchmark for cartoon-themed customs.

What have you been working on this week? Tag @angelusdirect on IG to share your latest customs and make sure to follow us for more custom inspiration.

Check Out These Tutorials to Level Up Your Customs

Customizing shoes lets you put your own personal take on your sneakers so you can be sure no one else is walking around with a pair like yours.

But creating a good pair of customs takes practice and a steady hand. You don't wanna ruin a good pair of shoes by messing up your designs.

We have experienced custom artist come through our studio all the time to create tutorials to help other artists learn new techniques and design tips. Check out some of these tutorials to see how you can take your customs to the next level.

Winter Wonderland 1s

(source: Angelus Shoe Polish)

@Kattycustoms came through to demonstrate how she turned a pair of "Rookie of the Year' 1s into an amazing pair of winter kicks.

Now, it might be a little late in the year to be wearing these, but this is a great tutorial for learning how to prepare your shoes to be painted and how to use pencils for fine lines and details.

Check out the full tutorial to see what materials she used to make these.

Fantastic Beasts - Converse Customs

(source: Angelus Shoe Polish)

Painting skin tones can be a little tricky. You have to learn basic shading and blending techniques if you want to create customs depicting people or characters.

To help you learn these techniques, @christycustoms came by to show how she made this pair of custom Converse dedicated to the Fantastic Beasts series.

You can see the rest of the tutorial here to see how to implement these techniques on your own pair of customs.

Custom Nike Huaraches

(source: Angelus Shoe Polish)

One of the hardest things to do is create a pair of customs that like they came directly from the factors. Creating a finish that clean isn't as easy as painting over the original colorway.

In this tutorial, @malcolmgarret customizes a pair of Huaraches to show you how to use an Airbrush, along with some other materials, to create a clean factory finish.

Custom Dinosaur Purse

(source: Angelus Shoe Polish)

Angelus Paint isn't limited to shoes. You can apply your designs to accessories, clothes, and furniture using many of the same tools and products that you already have.

@10andrea26 shows you how to customize a pure and create a unique neon watercolor splash effect. Check out the tutorial to see how you can replicate this design.

These are just a few of our more recent tutorials. Be sure to check out our YouTube channel to see some more designs you can create using our products, and remember to follow us on IG for some more custom inspiration.

 

Check Out Some of This Week's Best Customs

If you're having trouble coming up with new custom designs, it might help you to check out some of the insane customs that have been submitted to us on IG lately.

Every week we get hundreds of amazing submissions and try to highlight some of our favorites. Take a look at these incredible custom kicks to get some inspiration for your next project.

Russell Westbrook Customs

(source: @kelshmeamy)

Russell Westbrook has accomplished a lot in his career in the last few years. He's only a few years out of being named MVP and is on his third straight season of averaging a triple-double.

Despite these accomplishments, one of the things he's most known for is his fashion. So, it should be no surprise that these amazing customs by sponsored artist @kelshmeamy were made specifically for the NBA's fashion king. They might be a little bold for some people, but they're perfect for a guy that showed up to a game in a bright orange vest.

Beavis & Butthead Jordan 1s

(source: @truebluecustoms)

Sponsored artist @truebluecustoms took the already clean Jordan 1 Shattered Backboard and turned it into something completely new with some creative illustration work.

These Beavis and Butt-Head Jordan 1s keep the stock orange and black color scheme but use black and white paint to create an illustrated effect.

Toasty Air Force 1

(source: @justwincustoms)

Eventually, people are going to run out of original custom AF1 ideas. Until then, though, sponsored artist @justwincustoms will continue making clean customs like these.

With orange, yellow, and a few other colors, these customs feature a burning effect on the upper with smoke stains on the sole. Just goes to show how versatile a pair of all-white AF1s can be.

Black  AF1s with Blue Swoosh

(source: @ill__customz)

Artist @ill__customz came through with a different take on AF1s. Jamil Austin used his incredible talents to take the iconic Nike Swoosh and break it open -- creating an illusion effect.

If you like these customs as much as we do, we have some good news. The artist stopped by the Angelus Lab to show everyone exactly how he made these AF1s. Check out the tutorial on our YouTube channel to see his process and what materials he used.

Blacked Out Don C 2s

(source: @wallychamp15)

You don't always have to get complicated with it to make a pair of clean customs. Sponsored artist @wallychamp15 made one of the cleanest pair of customs we've seen this week by using just one color.

These blacked out Don C 2s features an all-black body, red lining, and flat leather laces to complete the blacked out look.

Remember to follow us on IG to keep up with product news and custom design inspiration.