Customized clothing is nothing new. From punk rock leather jackets with patches and pins to doodled-on Converse Chuck Taylors, this practice has taken on new life (partly thanks to Instagram and social media) via dip-dyed sneakers. A big catalyst was the OFF-WHITE #readymadeoffwhite challenge on Instagram, which produced some awesome custom versions of the brand’s white Nike Air Presto.
While popular customizers such as Joshua Vides continue to produce works of sneaker art, it’s becoming much more common to see “amateur” DIY sneaker customs pop up on social media and in the streets.
The dyeing process, however, remains a mystery to many. We’re sure plenty of people want to try dyeing their kicks but are understandably scared of ruining them — or simply don’t know where to start.
With that in mind, we at Highsnobiety thought we’d put together a quick and easy video guide on how to dye your sneakers, which you can watch above.
If you do take the plunge and upgrade your shoes (and we heartily recommend you try at least once), be sure to share your custom sneakers using the #HSkicks tag on Instagram so we can check out your creations. We’re excited to see what you guys can do.
And once you’re done, check out the best custom sneakers of 2018 (so far) here.
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