VIDEO: Explore the Evolution of Custom Sneakers | From the Ground Up
Recently the customization of sneakers has become a key component of sneaker culture. Customizers such as the Shoe Surgeon, JBF Customs, and Mache Customs have gained traction thru social media platforms such as Instagram and have become stars of a sort with their creative takes on vintage and current sneaker silhouettes.
"From the Ground Up" host Pete Forester sits down with Highsnobiety’s George Ocampo and creative consultant Gia Seo to argue whether or not custom sneakers should be considered art, and how the influence of social media has impacted the industry. Pete later catches up with the mind behind SuperKreep, Kelley Hice, a designer who’s found success reappropriating vintage or designer clothes, especially Louis Vuitton and Gucci.
Take a look at the video above and have a look at a couple of customs below.
What shoe would you like to have customized?