Custom Zelda Vans by KyozoKicks.
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A little treat this time around, not one but two pairs of shoes! (hence a slight delay between pairs) I have been hesitant to base shoes around what I consider quite mainstream/well known games until now. Ive seen poor Links little face plastered on everything from socks to lunch boxes. I saw an oppurtunity to do something I personally had not seen before, yet is quite (albeit it in a terriblely geeky way) iconic – the shields of Zelda. Why more than 1 pair? I couldn’t decide one design!
I like the fact that each new shoe challenged me in a new and different ways. The Pheonix Wright Shoe was my first real experience working with the paints on shoes. The Grim Fandango Converse made me try fonts and making characters easily recognisable to everyone else. Where these shoes pushed me was to make both the left and right shoe look the same even when held next to each other. Perhaps it would of been easy using stencils but I enjoy doing everything freehand because you do get the little imperfections which let you know that these were done by hand.
Right onto the shoes!
Both pairs are inspired by the shields which Link carries round with him in the Zelda series. One from Wind Waker, the other from Twilight Princess.
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Please check out the photos below to how they came together.