Monday, March 22, 2010

Custom Keds

I'm sure you've heard of Zazzle—it's the official website for customizing just about anything, including the American classic sneaker, Keds! I had the chance to design a pair and was psyched to finally be able to rock them this past weekend in the amazing spring weather!

Ashley took a photograph of paint peeling in a subway station. I love abstract textural photos and thought a pair of kicks was the perfect application for this image. I converted the image to black and white and bumped up the contrast in Photoshop.

Zazzle makes it really easy to upload your photos or art and lay them out however you desire on a product. For the Keds, I was able to layout each section of the sneaker and control the details like the stitching, piping, eyelets, sole and even the inside colors.

Now I don't need to worry about staining a crisp pair white Keds or wearing in a new pair of white Keds so they don't look SO new and blinding white. These are perfect for me— Make a perfect pair for you! Awesome.


  1. I love em! I like the pair you made me too. Post those! hehe.

  2. Oh this is great! Love how your sneaks turned out. Must tell my sons - they might want to give it a try too.

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