If you payed any attention to custom sneakers in 2013 you probably felt a sense of growth. More than ever there were people going under the title of professional sneaker customizer and day by day others took a crack at painting some sneakers, taking apart some sneakers, or maybe stumbling on some new idea or technique that no one has yet to try. Everywhere you look more and more people and outlets are giving attention and respect to this art form.
The past 12 months have seen some pretty interesting customizations, trends, and much to be excited about as we look forward. But before you start looking ahead take some time check what I thought of as the most memorable as I reflected on the custom sneaker scene that was 2013.
This part 1 includes what stood out from a categorical standpoint. Whether you agree or disagree please share your thoughts in the comments, via email, or the various social media outlets.