One of the easier “concepts” in the custom sneaker world is that of the color swap. It involves the customizing a pair of sneakers into a different colorway based on an officially released colorway of a different model of shoes. Even though the creativity needed to complete a color swap is basic, the skills needed to pull off a decent end result take some practice to achieve.
Behind each pair of customs sneakers you see across the web today is a unique story of a sneaker customizer. Many times the story starts with someone that had an interest in sneakers growing up thanks to basketball or possibly the footwear companies marketing tactics. Somewhere down the line they likely also had a passion for creating, drawing, or painting. Despite those similarities each has a different path on how they figured out what it takes to make a wearable custom sneaker.