The Custom Kicks Process

A quick and easy guide on how to make your own kicks!

By Sarah Koestler

July 17, 2018

WATCH THIS SHORT VIDEO

This video shows the overall custom kicks process. To see more details, scroll down and watch how to make your own kicks in three short steps!

MATERIALS:

  • Pencil & eraser

  • Oil sharpies

    • Fine point & extra fine point

    • Buy them here

  • Canvas or leather shoes (adidas, converse, vans....)

STEP ONE: SKETCH 

  • Find inspiration on what you want on your shoes

  • Sketch out various designs with a pencil

    • Tip: sketch really lightly so you don’t have pencil marks all over the shoes!

CUSTOM KICKS: 3 EASY STEPS

STEP TWO: OUTLINE

  • Using an extra fine black oil sharpie, outline your sketches 

    • Tip: If it is a new sharpie, draw on a piece of scrap paper to make sure the ink isn’t too runny. This will make it so the ink will not bleed when you draw on the canvas

STEP THREE: COLOR

  • Color in your designs using the extra fine or fine point oil sharpies. You can buy them here.

    • Tip: For ombre designs, pick three colors that blend well together (ex: purple, pink and blue).  Refer to the main video above for more details on our ombré technique

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