Got a thing for customised shoes? Or do you want to gift your shoe fanatic friend something quirky? Check out Unhinged Customs and make it your new sole-mate.
Loony Tunes Or Super Mario, This Designer Will Paint Your Faves On Canvas Shoes
What Makes It Awesome
Started by a 25-year-old artist — Rahul Dev — Unhinged Customs makes customised shoes that are edgy, vibrant, and largely influenced by pop culture. Whether you are a 90s kid craving some Pokemon on your Vans or a DC Comics' follower who always wanted Batman on his Converse, Rahul hand paints them for you. It all started seven years ago when he wanted a Chelsea FC Jersey, but when he couldn't afford it, he went ahead and painted a T-shirt. At that moment, though, it didn't feel right, and he painted a pair of shoes too. Guess there was no looking back after that, as he took up painting as many shoes as he could for his friends and family. Two years later, after dabbling in science, arts, and sports, he took a leap of faith. Quit his corporate job and floated Unhinged Customs.
What we think is the best part is his attention to detail — right from the time we place an order to the moment it's shipped, he ensures everything happens seamlessly. From the very first conversation, he taps into the pulse of the art or theme we pick and only then proceeds to give that masterstroke. No wonder Soha Ali Khan and Daniel Fernandes picked him to hand paint their shoes. Priced anywhere between INR 4.7K-15K, this includes the shoe cost (Vans or Converse) and shipping charges. Grapevine has it that in future, he's venturing into accessories and apparel, especially handbags. So, girls, are you ready to up your handbag game too?
Handpainting takes a good deal of time, and if you're planning it as a gift, make sure to place an order 4-7 weeks in advance.