Here is a nice low cost DIY project that will turn your plain white sneakers into something unique and all your own.
When I was in high school, I went through several pairs of white canvas Ked’s® sneakers. We call them sneakers in New York while other parts of the country call them “tennis shoes”…even if you don’t use them to play tennis. I drew different designs and patterns on them. My favorites were geometric designs as they really caught my eyes and kept me entertained. Many kids thought I was among the odd balls of the school population. I didn’t care a bit because for me, my one-of-a-kind designs were too cool for me to care what other people thought.
Source: The Goods: by Uncommon Goods
Product Name: Sneaker Customization Kit
Background research: As summer rapidly approaches, I’m beginning to notice that I need some new sneakers. But I’m starting to realize: either the shoes I like are too expensive or the ones that are affordable, I’m not so crazy about the way they look. Then it dawned on me, what if I were able to create a sneaker that perfectly matched my style & clothes that were already in my closet as opposed of buying a shoe, then having to go buy more things to go with it.
Hypothesis: With the sneaker customization kit, I can create my own personal design to whatever sneaker I choose.
The Experiment: I took a pair of sneakers that I barely wore, removed the laces, grabbed a couple of “sneaker preparation wipes,” cleaned off the sneakers, & let my imagination do the rest.
Being that I am an artist, I analyzed the whole ordeal way too much, beforehand. Meaning, I thought it would be far more difficult than it turned out to be. It was one of the simplest yet fastest things I could have imagined. I was very impressed with the shine & gloss quality of the paint (included in the kit). I was also extremely pleased when at the last moment I decided to change one the colors & saw how easily the wipes erased my previous decision.
Results: I ended up having a brand new pair of sneakers that took me less than an hour, that I custom made to coincide with whatever I decide to wear in my closet & I didn’t even have to leave the house!
Conclusion: I am very impressed with this item, now my only problem is I don’t know which shoes in my closet I’m going to paint next!
Need some new kicks? The sneaker customization kit is only $45– more affordable than any designer brand!