Art of Custom Sneakers: How to Create One-Of-A-Kind Kicks; Paint, Splatter, Dip, Drip, and Color

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$22.99  $21.38
Rockport Publishers
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8.43 X 8.9 X 0.47 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author
By day, Xavier Kickz (aka Xavier Crews) is a software engineer. By night, he customizes kicks and films fun tutorial YouTube videos for his thousands of followers. Xavier has been customizing shoes for more than 10 years and has recorded more than 120 videos. A graduate of Virginia State University, Xavier often gives back to his community by giving away his customized shoes, basketballs, iPads, and more. His goal in creating his videos for beginners is to teach creative techniques so viewers can build their skills and enjoy making things by hand. He lives, works, and inspires from his home in Raleigh, NC.
"[A] vibrant debut...The creative designs wow, especially the "cut paper collage" made by gluing on cutout comic book panels, as well as the marbled effect achieved by dipping shoes in a mixture of leather dye and shaving cream."--Publishers Weekly
"The Art of Custom Sneakers is a comprehensive and creative book for making one-of-a-kind kicks. From tools to design planning, this book guides both beginners and experienced creators through innovative techniques. With clear, step-by-step instructions and video guidance, you'll transform everyday sneakers into unique works of art. Find inspiration from sneaker history as you add personal touches using a variety of materials. Elevate your footwear and embrace artistic self-expression with this amazing book!"--Paula Liz, Art educator and author of Be a Creative Changemaker