Filed under: Shoes
When Matt Francois from Sole Brother Custom Sneakers sent me pictures of his latest creations, I was instantly intrigued. The Winnipeg-based Francois creates very inventive designs that are both beautiful and durable and look as if the shoe was manufactured that way. They are the kind of shoes that immediately attract attention.
The process of getting custom sneakers is a little more involved than a quick trip to the shoe store but the results are unique. When he designs shoes he provides customers with a computer generated mock-up for approval. Each custom design is hand done and after it is finished, they coat the shoe with a protective layer which resists water and physical damage. The shoes costs between $400 - $700 which includes the design fee, the base shoe, and free shipping. They specialize in sneakers but can customize high heels, hand bags, belts, wallets, and anything else made of leather or other similar materials.
The gallery below features some of the Sole Brother Custom Sneaker designs. After seeing these designs I still had more questions about the work of the custom shoe designers so click through to read my mini-interview with Matt Francois including the wildest shoe request he ever received.
Gallery: Sole Brother Custom Sneakers