One thing we love about rockin' kicks is being able to express ourselves through our own personal sneaker style. The sneaker culture is all about connecting, and our universal language is shoes. Many of us see sneakers as a form of art. Technically, they do start out as a design - a drawing that translates into combining the right colorways and materials bringing together some of our favorite looks. The joy in creative expression is that we can do more with our sneakers than just wear them. Now, we can turn them into walking pieces of art that showcases our individuality.
The majority of big brands have expanded their reach to include customization options. From Vans to adidas to Nike, creating your own unique design from a blank canvas allows us to tap into our creativity while aligning our stories with a passion for sneakers. I think it was pretty cool that Nike had an international crew of ladies to customize the Cortez. Speaking of Cortez, did you see Serena Williams' create her wedding shoe with a bedazzled Cortez (it was amazing). There are quite a bit of up and coming artists that have made serious waves in the shoe industry. For example, Joshua Vides took an idea of bringing cartoon motifs to reality through sneakers amongst other things.
The question here is "What is more appealing?" Do you prefer keeping your kicks classic - like the OG colorways in a retro Jordan? Or do you prefer a head-turning 1 of 1? Some sneaker lovers are more attracted to a classic pair that hasn't been altered in any way, perserving the nostalgia or the original story behind the sneaker. We tapped into some of our sneakHER friends to hear their thoughts on preference. Check out some of their quotes below. CUSTOMS OR CLASSICS?
THE SNEAKER STREETS IS TALKIN'
CNK Crew - what do YOU prefer? There's no right or wrong answer, and it's nice to see that we have the freedom of expression to create (and wear) whatever we like. Tag us on Instagram with #CNKDAILY and #SNEAKHERSTYLE so we can see how you rock your kicks.
Check out some of our fave silhouettes below that you can rock classic or customize!
SHOP SNEAKERS TO CUSTOM OR ROCK CLASSIC BELOW
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