Interview with Shoe Customizer Lazy

Some shoe customizers choose to stay out of the bright lights of the Internet’s message boards and social networking sites. Instead they like to have their work speak for themselves. That must be the case with veteran customizer Lazy, well known for his intense denim customs. Or maybe it is because he has his hands in too many other important projects and Lazy is just an oxymoron for his lifestyle? Well you can decide for yourself by reading our interview with the mysterious customizer himself. Check it!

1. Please give your name, age, where you are from and or grew up?
My name is Tony Tay, 32 years old. Born and raised in Singapore.

2. What, if any, art based education have you had?
I went to art collage in San Francisco, CA for my degree in graphic design.

3.When did you start and what got you into customizing?
I started customizing sneakers in 2005. I was just fooling around with my sneakers back then. It was nothing serious till I got more people hitting me up on emails for my sneakers. That’s how I started.

Lazy: Vans Warped Event

New look at customs by Lazy via Sole Obsession:

This special collaboration is an effort between LAZY and sneaker store WARPED, done for the WARPED 2nd Anniversary joint event with Vans and Vans Syndicate. The LAZY Vans custom pack consists of a SK8 HI, a Chukka Mid and an Era. The SK8 Hi pays tribute to the Visvim Kiefer Hi Zip version but with a higher zipper flap that covers the entire tongue of the shoe. It also features a LAZYTHING tag on the Vans stripe and an embroidered Warped logo on the heel. The Chukka mid features LAZY’s signature savage rips and stitching with an embroidered LAZY logo on denim. It also has a Warped anniversary patchand blue LAZYTHING tag topped off with a sick splatter effect on the entire upper of the Chukka. The last shoe of the set, the Era, is yet to be revealed. But stay tuned for our coverage on the Warped/Vans event for photos of the Era’s!

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