How to Customize Kicks: Step-By-Step Instructions and Inspiration from the Sneaker Experts (Paperback)
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Tens of thousands of devoted sneaker fans customize regular sneakers--purchased on the open market--to turn them into rare, one-of-a-kind works of art. Here's the perfect resource for fans who take their love of sneakers to the level of customizing them to be one of a kind. With photos and tips for turning sneakers from well-known brands like Adidas and NIKE sneakers into works of art, the team at the popular Customize Kicks magazine introduces you to several experts' construction techniques, and gives step-by-step photo instructions. The projects range from easy--painted details that can be completed in a weekend--to advanced, such as fully rebuilding the upper. While custom sneakers are basically a creative hobby, there are certain sneakers that are actually officially recommended by the manufacturer for customization, such as the Air Max 270; info on working with these is included. Master many other helpful skills and up your game with the tips here. For example, the hydrographic film used to transfer difficult-to-hand-draw designs is hard to obtain. Here you'll learn the technique of "waterslide decal paper customization" requiring just a home printer and waterslide decal transfer paper. Enjoy customizing your own sneakers.