• It is absolutely imperative you choose your base shoe wisely. White on white Nike Air Force Ones for example are readily available, however they are not always ideal. A shoe with a colored outsole like the one in this guide is far better, it helps add weight to the design and ensures it doesn’t look unbalanced by a big chunky white sole.
• Don’t expect to be able to paint all materials. Patent leather, for instance, will not hold the paint as well as regular leather.
• Think about your design. Everyone is sick of seeing Futura x Paris x Haze style customs.
If you really want to stand out, be creative and come up with something new and don’t jack other people’s work. If you look at which customizers have gone on to become successful they all followed this simple formula.
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