How to Add New Life to Used Nikes (from the Sock Liner to the Midsoles)

Updated: Jul 22, 2019


I bit off more than I could chew.


When I decided to start customizing sneakers last year, my first pair of customs - I went BIG.


I had watched enough videos and I thought I knew what I was doing.


As you may know, or will surely learn, reading/watching about a subject matter vs. actually doing it, are NOT the same.


Though my mistakes, are where you'll succeed.


In this video tutorial you're going to learn how to:

  • customize used sneakers

  • color the sockliner/tongue of your sneakers (watch the FULL video before attempting this)

  • how to paint the midsoles of your sneakers without them chipping or flaking off

  • what kind of paint markers work on sneaker customs

  • and more!

This is an in-depth look inside a sneaker custom.


Hopefully it'll answer any beginner questions you may have about customizing your own pair.



Materials needed //

  • Angelus Paint in Turquoise, Black, Neon Paradise Purple, Hot Pink, and Magenta

  • Angelus Matte Finisher

  • GAC900 (optional - only if coloring the sockliner/tongue)

  • Kryolan Matte Finisher

  • Raleigh Restorations Scratch Resistant Sealer

  • Bulldog Spray Adhesion Promoter

  • Sharpie Oil Based Paint Marker in Blanco/White

  • 100% Acetone (or Nail Polish Remover)

  • Cottonballs

  • Masking tape

  • Old newspaper

  • A hair dryer or heat gun

  • Paint brushes

To check out some more of my other customs, or video tutorials, you can find me on YouTube or Instagram.


QOTD:

What aspect of sneaker customs do you have questions about? Leave a comment below.


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