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Custom Canvas Kicks, 2012-2013

These are all shoes I did last year and I’m only posting them today… 🙂

I may not be very active with it but I still am proud of the work I have done. Maybe I’ll get back to doing it again soon. Who knows. 🙂


































New June 2012 Customs


Hey to all,

Wanted to add a couple of pics of new customs and to say thanks to those who are following my blog. It gives me the motivation to keep doing and posting more stuff. Much appreciated. 





Sole Addiction Custom Canvas Kicks

I put the pictures on top for those who don’t wanna read. Lol. These are some shoes I’ve been working on for a few days now. Over the past 2 years I have had issues with the quality of shoes in Nairobi (Kenya.) 99% of the sneakers are fake, and the genuine ones are usually second hand, and I don’t like doing work on 2nd hand shoes, so I decided to find a cheaper alternative that I can work on, on a consistent basis, and put out as consistently, and voila. I am VERY PROUD of these and I will be putting out many more as the year progresses. I appreciate everyone who checks out my blog, even when I would neglect it for months. Not anymore. Thanx again everyone.

Sole Addict!

Sloppy But Doable: Custom Painting on Laptop

So while I was taking pics of the custom shoes I did earlier, I figured I’d also take pics of my laptop. When I bought it I knew I’d do something crazy to it. So one weekend out of sheer boredom I decided “Eff It! I’ll js start painting on it and if it was a bad mistake, oh well, lesson learned!” Turned out it wasn’t too bad. I learnt a whole darn lot from experimenting with this exercise, like the fact that it makes a whole lot more sense to use spray paint to paint onto the surface, and if the laptop surface is smooth, it would work out a lot better if it was sanded down (yeah, sand paper, so the smooth surface is removed and the paint covers the layer under it.) So this reeeeaaallly isn’t much, but it has inspired me to do more work that isn’t just wearable. – Sole AddictImagetImageImage

Sole Addiction Custom T-shirts

May I also turn your attention to some t-shirts I have been working on. These have been a hit with most who have seen them, I thought it would make plenty of sense to post them here. I am selling them at Kshs. 1,000 per tee. Email me at lilsony@gmail.com, or simply comment on this post, let me know what size you are and which design you want, and I will get it done and work the payment details out.

Tribal Tattoo Inspired Painted Canvas Shoes

I have had a love for tribal tattoos for a while now. I think it is their simple design, yet incredibly eye catching. I have always had a love for more abstract, doodle type designs. I decided to do a similar design on a pair of canvas shoes. I enjoyed doing these immensely. I will be doing more, with different colours and images. I will be selling each pair from Kshs. 1,800 to Kshs. 2,000. If you see any you like, send me an email at lilsony@gmail.com or simply comment on this post. Any kind of feedback is appreciated 🙂

Custom Ballerinas

Hey all,
I posted these on my Sole Addiction Customs page on Facebook about a week ago. The reception was pretty good and I absolutely appreciated it. I will be putting out a series of these in different colours of course, and I will be selling them at Kshs. 2,500 per pair. If you have any queries, please email me at lilsony@gmail.com

Anyway, check them out and don’t forget to send me a comment and let me know what you all think! Enjoy 🙂