There were 18 entries into the 2nd PaintOrThread Custom Contest. Showcasing a wide variety of skills and experience. Now it is time to vote.
Voting Guidelines: 1 vote per email address, choose 1 winner, email the letter they are given to firstname.lastname@example.org. Multiple votes from the same email will be denied. ALL VOTES MUST BE IN BY THURSDAY October 22nd. The total public vote will represent roughly 1/3rd of the total votes. The other 2/3 by representatives of PaintOrThread and Tagur.
Title: Get Randy
These are an homage to special saying between me and my sister, “Get Randy!” They feature a seductive portrait of a female profile and a painting of the lower half of a woman in her garter with Get Randy tatooed on her hip on the outside of the shoes. The inside of the pair has a pink and turquoise zebra print. Fun and tastefully sexy. Get Randy!
C: Paul Beckers
Kswiss // An experimental world of robots, the experiment was how far can you go on a shoe, wanted to tell a story about robots.
D: Revive Customs
Title: “What The Ones”
Title: DarkShine Dunk Hi
F: Marc Zuazua of Mofoz Visualz
Description: These custom dunks were done for a Dia De los Muertos art show at THE FIFTH GALLERY in Austin, TX. The kicks were made complete with a custom wooden box to house original sculpture pieces that created anew twist to the traditional dia de los muertos “altar” on top of the shoe box.
G: Dag Spencer Adderley Jr.
I’M FROM FORT.LAUDERDALE FLORIDA,THESE CUSTOM PAIR OF NIKE BLAZERS WERE DONE FOR A CLIENT OF MINES WHO WAS HAVING HIS 20TH BIRTHDAY PARTY AND HIS THEME WAS A RETRO 80′S PARTY,THE SHOES ARE DUAL COLORED WITH BRIGHT COLORS AND THE 80′S BABY THEME THE CLIENT ASK FOR..THE JOB TOOK ABOUT TWO DAYS TO COMPLETE AND CAME OUT WAY BETTER THAN EXPECTED..MORE OF MY WORK CAN BE FOUND ON MYSPACE.COM/newyorkthug14…..THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND I HOPE YOU ENJOY…..
H: Andy Nashka
Title: New Grounds Nikes
J: Gyasi Ottley
K: John Ross
I created this shoes in honor of Michael Jackson died June 25. One of the shoe is the young Michael Jackson with its year of birth and death, the other represents the “King of Pop” and some songs title. I did the Red seams. There is only 3 colors: black, white and red.
Title: Slowly Regaining Consciousness
The basic idea behind the shoes is that each color represents different periods in my life: the black representing the difficult times when life is full of adversity & obstacles. The orange represents the times when thing in life start looking up & changing for the better, and the yellow represents the area of life that i’m striving to get to, with the yellow on the nike swoosh extending thru all the colors, representing me “keeping my eyes on the prize” so to speak. Sounds crazy I know, but this design kinda had a personal meaning to me.
Description: Made these for a loyal Where the Wild Things Are fan, in time for him to wear them to the premiere of the new Spike Jonze film. One particular challenge for this pair was replicating Maurice Sendak’s artistic style in marker, which I use exclusively for my shoes. From what I can tell, Sendak used colored pencil and acrylic paint to illustrate the original book, mediums which either lead to smoothly blended colors or many sketchy thin lines.
Description: Design is Godzilla Inspired. These custom hightop nike Dunks are made 100% by Desmond “Breezy” Brown of Breezy Customs. Took roughly 3-4 weeks to make them. The base shoe used for this project are the Black/Sail (VNTG) package dunks. I have been making custom kicks for about 4 yrs now
Q: Team Status Customs (email@example.com)
Title: Santa Muerte Dunk High
Description: This pair features a tributary colorway, wax-drop camouflage print and image of the Saint.
Title: White/Sky Blue Blazer
Description: A simple and clean blazer with Patent leather panels with white embroidery. Blue vinyl toe for water protection, and toping it off with Lenticular Sky swooshes.