This is my first update in awhile, my second recon of a Blazer.Features:
Nike Blazer Sole 9.5 US
Purple Suede Upper with Black Quilted Stitching
Black Leather Tongue and Toe Box with Purple Leather Paint
Black Suede Heel Tab with Embroidery
Lined with Athletic Shoe Lining with Kangaroo Fur Tabs
The main idea behind the sneaker was Individuality, it was a representation of the ‘paint your shoes concept’ to the general public to get others involved in this great art medium of shoe customising, I had developed a sort of shoe paint kit a couple of years ago with Angelus Leather Paints, Brushes, a How to Guide DVD etc. and My catch line for the shoe kit was 'Be YOU-nique'
The Angelus paints that are in the kit come in 18ml pots, so I wanted the pots to be at the top of the tongue and look like the
Purple leather paint had spilt out and was running down the tongue and toe. I used jewellery wire to hold the pot's in place at the top of the tongue by drilling two holes through the plastic pot's and then punching holes in the leather of the tongue and then simply tying the jewellery wire in-between the upper and lining of the tongue. (if that makes sense)
Shoe Kit Pic's (get the general idea i was going for with the shoes) I created 2 shoe kits a 'Premium kit' (top kit, wooden box) and a standard kit (cardboard box). I some how made 50 Wooden Boxes myself!!!
Back to the shoes! The rest of the upper consists of purple suede with quilted black stitching and white leather paint spills on the suede, only on the outside of both shoes. The heel tab is black suede with purple stitch embroidery the left shoe reading ‘Be YOU’
and the right ‘-nique’
The lining is a sort of sneaker lining material (not sure what it is called) and a unique feature is small Kangaroo fur lining tabs to give the shoe a premium feel, with Purple shoelaces to complete the look.
Finished in a handmade wooden box. Hope you enjoy!
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