yo /fa/, always wanted to custom paint some jordan 1's, finally copped a pair in my size for pretty cheap, and i was wondering what you folks think would be a good color to replace the infrared orange? I'm not entirely opposed to repainting the blue-green, but it has really grown on me. Thoughts?
idk what the fuck westbrook's goofy ass was thinking with the nasty infrared, shit looks absolutely disgusting in person. copped specifically for the sake of painting, i wear a 14 and my local store had 'em for like 30$
thanks for the input! triple matte black could be pretty interesting, although i would prefer a lighter color if i'm going full neutral, such as maybe a tan in the same vein as the pinnacles.
Really love the color of these, and since i most likely wouldn't be wearing them until late spring/summer, i feel as though they would work better with clothing for that type of weather
Too late,I've got confederate Sperry's now.
Doesn't look/feel too bad and I was going to throw them out anyhow.
can someone explain the appeal of jordans to me? the only silhouettes i like are 3s and 5s. ones have that shit logo near the ankle... why not just get dunks or af1s? more colorways and high mid and low options. i just don't understand jordans at all.
You basically take acetone (or you could spend way too much money on some name brand leather shoe cleaning product that's more or less acetone) and wipe down the leather you're doing the painting on to prep it, then take some paint that is specifically for leather surfaces (Angelus seems to be the go-to brand) and throw a few coats on and you're pretty much good. Nothing too crazy or complicated
Angelus brand paint is what everybody will recommend when it comes to painting leather/Jordans. Just make sure you go over it thoroughly with acetone before applying any paint, and that, when painting, you have at LEAST 3-4 coats of paint on the entire shoe. Start off with light coats, don't worry too much about gaps initially, and then gradually go over it getting progressively thicker with your coating. Once finished painting, let them dry for at LEAST 12 hours, then go over them with 2-3 coats of a spray paint sealer, which you must then let dry again for around 8-12 hours.
I have the lance mountains 1s and even after wearing them for a month straight during the summer, the paint still wasn't wearing off. Just near the toe box where your foot creases and a few scruff marks. Other than that the only other parts that rubbed off were when I skated them
Most people who don't skate used acetone to rub the paint off, which means it is pretty hard for the paint to come off, unless they are true beater beater shoes. I would just paint them then apply a thin or just one layer of concealer