I am Karl Chester, the owner of Starline, the customs premier destination for bespoke hand-painted designs on sneakers, wallets and luxury accessories. I am based between Manchester and Liverpool England, UK. I have been customising shoes for just over 4 years and I have been an artist all my life. I am confident in saying I provide the best detail compared to a lot of other customisers and my prices are reasonable and reflect the quality. My reviews speak volumes and I've done shoes for a number of celebrities, including Footballer Paul Pogba and Sir Elton John.


In regards to my signature style, I think where I excel is realism, doing portraits of people is where I get to flex my skills. Making people take a second look at the details in disbelief is what I truly aim for. I love working on Air Uptempo's because of the Air on the side, it gives a great canvas to work on and I love the challenge of working on a really small scale.


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.

"Let’s grab the bull by the horns, no matter how rocky the terrain !"

Karl Chester


Karl Chester, from Warrington, is the star behind Starline Customs combining his love of art and sneakers.He specialises in realism, such as portraits and loves working on Air Uptempo's due to the challenge of the small scale. His favourite piece ‘The Great Tune Robbery’ was exhibited in Paris - take a look at this creative masterpiece.