Instagram Artist Joshua Vides Customizes His Kicks by Hand

 - Jan 24, 2018
References: instagram & highsnobiety
Joshua Vides's comic book-inspired sneakers are an incredibly stylish footwear option with a unique concept. The Instagram artist became known for painting objects white and drawing on them with a Sharpie. With this technique, Vides is able to achieve a sketch-like feel and comic-style quality to his imagery. Recently, Highsnobiety noticed the artist's fun shoe DIY and commented that what makes this eye-catching is "the illusion that the objects were photoshopped into the shot, rather than just customized by hand."

Joshua has similarly decorated portable outdoor toilets, basketball courts and street signs on his Instagram, but it seems his Nike and Vans comic book-inspired sneakers are his most popular work to date. The shoes are a fun DIY project that go with any outfit, and also brings with it the electrifying narrative of comic books.