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UNDERSTANDING CUSTOM SNEAKERS
The best sneaker artists in the industry today have elevated the art of sneaker customisation and set new standards. Whether you are a sneakerhead, an art lover, or simply curious about the creative minds behind your favourite kicks, these artists are worth watching.
What is a custom sneaker?
A custom sneaker is a sneaker that has been modified or redesigned in some way by an artist or designer to create a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art.
What is sneaker art?
Sneaker art refers to the customisation and design of sneakers to create unique, personalised, and one-of-a-kind designs. The sneaker customisation trend started in the 1980s, with basketball players adding their personal touch to their footwear to stand out on the court. The trend then expanded, and artists began creating custom designs for people looking to stand out.
Why buy custom sneakers?
Sneaker customisation is an emerging form of artists’ expression. With collectors looking for unique pieces from otherwise mass-produced shoes. Custom sneakers will not only express your love for art, but they will also express your love for footwear and street culture.
CANVVS IS A COMMUNITY LED BRAND OBSESSED WITH TELLING THE UNTOLD STORIES & SUPPORTING THE NEEDS OF CUSTOM CREATORS AND ARTISTS.
LOKI X LØCI
CANVVS and Marvel Studios have collaborated to create 3 bespoke designs in celebration of Loki Season 2. Together, they have forged a unique trio of exclusive designs for the sensational arrival of Marvel Studios’ Loki Season 2.
AHSOKA x ADIDAS
CANVVS and Lucasfilm collaborated to create a series of five bespoke custom sneaker designs for the new Star Wars’ Ahsoka series. Using Adidas as the base silhouette, Artists drew inspiration from the new series.
LIONESS x NIKE
To commemorate their journey to the Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, CANVVS x Nike presented the 2023 Lioness team with 11 custom Nike Air Force 1s and 11 custom Nike Pulses as souvenirs.
SOCCER AID x PUMA
CANVVS and PUMA collaborated to create a limited edition custom sneaker for Soccer Aid 2023. An activation was held at the training camp, allowing the team to customise their own Puma Slipstreams.
ENGLAND x NIKE
CANVVS hosted an activation at St. George's Park the day before the England squad's Qatar flight, giving players the chance to customise their own World Cup Air Force 1 shoes.
PUMA are proud to be partnered with CANVVS for Soccer AID 2023.
VIRGIL ABLOH “POST-MODERN” SCHOLARSHIP FUND
CANVVS has partnered with the Fashion Scholarship Fund to amplify the ground-breaking impact of Virgil Abloh by supporting the Virgil Abloh “Post-Modern” Scholarship Fund, advancing the Next Generation of Black Fashion Industry Leaders.LEARN MORE
SOLES 4 SOULS
Soles4Souls turn unwanted shoes and clothing into opportunity, by keeping them from going to waste and putting them to good use – providing relief, creating jobs and empowering people to break the cycle of poverty.LEARN MORE
LONDON SNEAKER SCHOOL
LSS is committed to making the manufacture of sneakers accessible and transparent. By teaching traditional shoemaking techniques, we cut no corners in training people to get to a factory standard.VIEW STORE
CREATORS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
CANVVS believes that everyone has the right to make something that is unique to them. That’s why our Founders are comitted to amplifying artists, empowering creators and showcasing bespoke and custom sneaker history. We work with the best sneaker custom designers in the game, from all over the world, to create high-quality pieces that are available to everyone.
CANVVS partnered with artist Cam Createz to design a custom pair of boxing gloves for Tommy Fury's upcoming fight against KSI, which was gifted to Tommy two weeks before the fight. CANVVS also gift...
CANVVS collaborated with Manchester United and Snapdragon to create a unique corporate gift of custom trainers designed by Dillion Dejesus. The trainers featured a ghosted Manchester United crest a...
The Nike Air Force 1, designed by Bruce Kilgore, was the first basketball shoe to feature Nike Air technology, and it has since become an iconic symbol of music, fashion, and basketball. Popularise...
We have been taking photos of products for a long time and, as sneakerheads, we wanted to give some tips on how to make your sneaker photography look better. Even the most desirable shoes cannot f...
London is a great hub for custom sneaker artists due to its bustling creative culture and diverse population. The city offers a multitude of places for custom sneaker artists to showcase their prod...
The England Lioness team is one of the most successful and respected teams in women's football. Founded in 1993 as part of the FA Women's Premier League, the Lionesses have steadily climbed up the ...