So you’re not always caught wearing the same kicks as everybody else on the street in 2015, we highlight 10 places where you can make your own one-of-one custom pair.
From trainers to basketball sneakers and even Timberland boots, the wonderful thing about the Internet is the freewill to make your own unique pair of shoes is just a simple click away.
While you’re likely aware of Nike’s awesome iD program and adidas’ ground-breaking mi ZX FLUX app to make your own unique ‘Photo Print’ ZX Flux pair, both Vans and New Balance have terrific custom programs as well if you haven’t taken a look lately.
For fans of the Pump Fury, GL 6000, Pump Omni Lite or other classics Reebok models, you can design the perfect pair with a good amount of different materials and color options to choose from.
If you’re one who likes to keep it simple and classic with your footwear choices, you can never go wrong with the Chuck Taylor. And you can design your own unique pair for a very decent price too.
For when you have something very specific in mind, you can count on Mache to bring it to fruition with his exceptional artistic talent. As one of the most popular and sought after sneaker customizers around, it might take a few months for your one-of-one request to get produced, but it’s likely worth the wait based on Mache’s track record.
With a freshly re-designed custom shoe builder on the site, New Balance offers extensive color options to design your own pair of either a 574, 993 or the recently added 990 model. With the shoes being made in the USA, one of the perks is that you can receive your pair within 8 days of placing an order. Score!
The skate heads aren’t left out in the world of custom sneakers as Vans offers a nice variety of models to customize to match your own personality. With seven different models to choose from for both men and women, it’s easy to create something unique outside of what everybody else is wearing, plus the most expensive option (Sk8-Hi) comes in at an affordable price point of $85.
When a pair of ‘Wheat’ Timbs just won’t cut it, you can design your own pair of boots in a nice assortment of color combinations. And the popular 6-Inch model is available for customization for men, women and kids.
Even though JBF recently announced he will be taking a break from the largely popular python-reconstructed Air Jordans, that doesn’t mean other high end materials are out of the question. If you’ve got a fresh new idea and are in need of a premium one-of-a-kind sneaker, JBF is certainly the man for the job.
With the recent release of the mi ZX FLUX app, adidas is literally letting your imagination run rampant as you can turn any original, high-resolution image into a pair of custom ZX Flux’s. The customization doesn’t just end there though as a whole slew of your favorite adidas models are also available for custom design online.
Another one of the most talented sneaker customizers around, Jake Danklefs definitely has plenty of skills when it comes to reworking a sneaker. Aside from converting an Air Max 90 to feature a split tongue like the Asics Gel Lyte III, his work taking your favorite Kobe 9 Elite high top iteration and turning it into a Kobe 9 Elite low has been absolute money in the bank each time around.
With so many different models to choose from, along with new options and models being added constantly, NIKEiD is certainly the cream of the crop when it comes to making your own unique pair of sneakers. Turn around time has certainly improved over the last couple years and the very best thing about the NIKEiD program? If you’re unsatisfied with your completed custom or the fit isn’t what you expected, you can simply return the kicks within 30 days of shipping date for any reason and receive a refund! Dope.