Hand Painted Shoes for Converse and Nordstrom

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Recently Converse hit me up to hand paint 30 pairs of Chucks for their Pop Up Shop at Nordstrom’s in Bellevue square! They shipped me a bunch of their shoes and I started Painting! After they saw my work they asked me to paint 30 more pairs for them for the downtown Seattle Nordstom store as well. This is a photo journal of my process of creating the shoes.

 

To purchase a pair of shoes visit the Seattle Nordstrom or Bellevue Nordstrom.

Or call to order over the phone

Seattle- (206) 303-6000

Bellevue – (425) 455-5800

 

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These are just some of the shoes they sent me.

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I started by completely painting the shoes a solid color.

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Then I added some drips of different colors.

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All in all I submitted about 10 sketches. This is the one they chose for the Bellevue Nordstrom.

Watcher Print small

This is the one they chose for the Downtown Seattle Nordstrom.

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Then I was on to adding the characters to the shoes.

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Then I sprayed them down with a glossy fixant to help them shine, and to hopefully protect the paint a bit.

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Then It was time to drop them off at Nordstrom.

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It was so cool to be approached by such awesome, major companies. The shoes have been selling fast. This project was a ton of work and took days to complete, but It was super fun and rewarding as well.

 

Check out Nordstrom’s blog post here!

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