Friday, June 10, 2016

Customs To Canvas series: "Test Anxiety"

The latest in the Customs To Canvas series is based on the "Test Anxiety" custom Air Force 1s from 2014 (which are still available to order).  As with the rest of the series, the painting was done in acrylics on an 11"x 14" canvas.  The painting and shoes will both be on display at the "Subject 13" show at Bee's Art Studio in Bayonne, NJ June 17-19th with the reception on the 17th (  The shoes are available to purchase at the website ( and prints of the painting will be available soon.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Customs to Canvas Series: "I See Colors"

Another addition to my Customs To Canvas series, which is a series of canvas paintings of past custom sneakers i've done.  The latest is an acrylic painting of my "I See Colors" Jordan 11s.  The painting was done on an 11"x14" canvas in acrylics.  The shoes currently aren't for sale as I made these as part of my personal collection but I am planning to make prints of the painting.  The painting itself (along with the shoes) will be on display at an upcoming art show in mid-June.


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Customer Spotlight: "For Nukie" (Part 2)

Around this time last year, I made a pair of shoes for a lady who requested a pair to honor her son who passed away (see them here).  Recently, I got a request from the same person to do another tribute, this time for her son's daughter.

This pair was a toddler size pair of Air Jordan 10s (the all black "NYC" version that released earlier this month).

Base shoe:

Finished product:

And here are both tribute shoes:

I am honored that I was selected and able to do a fitting tribute.  It means a lot to me when the client respects the hard work that goes into creating art for them and I will always appreciate the love.

For inquiries, email

Thursday, May 19, 2016


Decided to get a jump on a future custom release i've been planning.  These are the Jordan 5 "Royalty" customs.  The shoe is done up in mostly black with a gold midsole over layed with a black pattern.  This pair here was done using the Jordan 5 Fire Red (3M tongue version) but I plan to make these available to order when the Jordan 5 Olympic Gold Medal sneakers drop in August (those will make a perfect base for this theme since they already have the gold tongue...chain not included).  Stay tuned for more info.

Base shoe used for this pair: Jordan 5 Fire Red (3M Tongue)

Base shoe that will be used for future versions: Jordan 5 Olympic Gold Medal (due to release in August 2016):

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Freestyle Customs

Often I get people emailing me who are interested in ordering custom work but have no idea of what they want done.  Sometimes it's up to us, the artists, to interpret ideas for them.  So in those cases, why not let the artist do their own thing?  That is why this weekend (Friday May 14th - Sunday May 16th) i'm offering the Freestyle Custom option!  Send in your new or slightly worn shoes (no Foamposites or suede please) and have them turned into a work of art or just spiced up with a different colorway.  Choose between a basic colorway theme or a artistic pattern theme (ladies: heels and boots are acceptable too).  I have 14 years of custom sneaker experience and would be glad to put together something stylish for you.  Right now i'm only doing this for the weekend as sort of a trial to see how the response is...if it goes well then I will make it a regular thing and will regularly open up first come first served spots for freestyle orders.  The pictures below are just a few examples (basic colorway themes in the first group of pics, patterned themes in the second.  Again, these are just examples and not necessarily the actual designs that may be done).  Will have a certain number of spots open for each option starting this Friday at midnight (eastern time).  To order and for more information, click the link here.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

"I See Colors"

Something I made recently for my personal collection.  These custom Jordan 11s are called "I See Colors".  Anyone who's followed my work over the years knows I love to do colorful pieces and I wanted to do something really abstract and trippy for this shoe theme.  I did a mock up for the shoe but ended up changing a lot of details as I went along so a lot of this is off the head.  Don't even remember exactly how many colors I used (had to be at least 8 to 10, including dyeing the clear bottom soles) but I pretty much just wanted to get some Jordan 11 Legend Blues (the base shoe) and go crazy with it.  This shoe is a 1 of 1 and not for sale but I can do similar themes by request.  Email at for all custom inquiries and also check out the website at

Check out the pics below along with a before/after pic:

Monday, May 2, 2016

Customer Spotlight: Adidas Glitter Unicorn

Recent custom theme done for a family member as a birthday gift request.  These were some all white Adidas Superstars done over in a pink and purple pattern theme topped off with glitter details and a unicorn painting.  First time working with glitter on a custom and was never really interested in doing a glitter theme until making these.  Never been big on glitter customs but very happy with the way these came out....the glitter was done in a way where it makes the shoe stand out without being overdone (execution is important).  Would definitely incorporate the idea again in some fashion.

Interested in a custom idea of your own?  Email at  Also, check out the customs on sale at