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
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)
A hair dryer or heat gun