Hey! I’m Mikaela, a 23 year old professional artist specialising in custom sneakers and apparel. I am the face behind Sneaker Queens Customs, where I balance skill-fully executed personal projects and an ever growing array of client commissions from both unique individuals and big brand names alike. My work always includes thoughtful personal touches that I hope really shine through in the details. I have been hand painting shoes for 4 years now and have made my mark in my field with my unique style. I got into customising immediately after dropping out of college. I felt called to pick up the paint brush again after wrongfully assuming that you can’t make a career out of being an artist. I decided to use sneakers as my canvas so I could stand out from the crowd, and the journey has been nothing short of an incredibly unique adventure! 


My signature anxiety swirls can be found in a variety of sneaker colour ways and styles. The swirls give me the creative freedom to paint them in a way that expresses the emotion I’m dealing with at the time, which in turn makes for a completely 1 of 1 sneaker.The swirls signify more than just wiggly lines. They represent not only an emotion, but a turning point in my career that has led to numerous brand collaborations, projects, and even a newfound sense of confidence within my art space. Utilising sneakers and my creativity to express my emotions has fostered an even deeper meaning within the art I create that I really take pride in.


These sneakers feature intricate designs and eye-catching details, making them stand out from your standard shoe. Whether for special occasions or everyday wear, these customisations reflect the artists dedication to sneaker culture and their unique place within this art form.

"With every new project there is always room for growth!"

Mikela Henderson