Customise Your Kicks

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You don’t want to be seen wearing just any old pair of shoes. Put your calls on hold and design your own!

Okay, so there’s lots to play with at, but it was the NikeiD collection that caught our attention [shown]. We went for the Nike Air Max 1 Premium Liberty iD for USD150. You can customize the heel, lace, lining and eyelets, midsole and even airbag. You get a neat 360 of the shoe, and you can even check out your chosen sole as it spins. We went a little crazy with our floral patchwork, but it still rocked. Other kicks you can customize include the Nike Free 5.0, Roshe Run and LunarGlide. Takes four weeks to ship.

You can choose from 12 different  Reebok designs, including Real Flex, CrossFit Lifter and ZigLite Run. We chose the CrossFit Lifter as it had lots of chunky bits to colour in – hey, you can’t beat colour blocking. With the base you get four types of leather to select (nubuck, tumbled etc), can colour your logo and eyelets, the strap and toe. Loved the final effect for USD189. Custom orders take three to five weeks to deliver.

The sports giants give you the chance to customize over 30 different collections, including football boots, baseball boots and tennis shoes. We chose a Supernova Glide 5 for USD140. Adidas give you the chance to customize 11 parts of the shoe and give you a palette of up to a dozen colours to choose from. They have however, been chosen so that as wild as you go with your selection, you still can’t really screw it up. You can also embroider you name on them, put a flag on your laces, and even add a personalized logo. Woohoo!

Next time you’re heading off to the wadis for some hiking, pull on a pair of bespoke Timberlands. Yes, these old skool favourites are now letting you go crazy with coloured leather, coloured soles, stitching and laces. But we have to say that it was the monogrammed tab that encouraged us to waste a tea break. You can also give your shoe a once over with the click and drag options too. Priced USD155 for the Waterville Boot from Shipping takes two to three weeks.


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