One reason custom sneakers have great appeal is the fact that they can be something you can’t get on any sneaker store shelves. But around the late 2000s designs seen on the shelves started looking more and more like customs with the use of graphics, lettering, paint splatters and more. Seeing the transistion shows the influence of custom sneakers. Even though a company could probably print this pattern and make thousands like this Confetti Nike Dunk by Stomping Ground Art, they still have a timeless feel.
Now in 2012 they may not seem like much but if these were made 9 years ago custom sneaker enthusiasts(mostly others that attempted painting shoes at that time) would have drooled over these. The fact that 7 colors were used to paint them already makes them more complex than any elephant print customization. Another cool factor is that the base shoe used is pretty much impossible to tell, a sign of a great custom. So obviously the biggest part of this custom is the multiple colored lines on the white background painted on the Swooshes, lace panels, and toe panels. The pattern seems like it could be confetti falling and photographed by a slow shutter speed.
Check more work from Stomping Ground via http://stompinggroundart.com/ and the customizer behind the shoes on Twitter: @BudSanfilippo