The Customs Project
Caught up with Rob Mill (son of some family friends)………..but I’ll let him take it from here
Hi all, hopefully you don’t mind me sharing my little business/hobby here, but I love talking about it and thought that this page would be a great place to give a little backstory and explain this new and upcoming trend of custom shoes which is suddenly becoming ever more popular in the UK.
Back in the first national lockdown I started drawing on old and battered Nike Air Force trainers to try and refurbish them and bring a little bit of life back to the old shoes. I continued doing this for some friends, just using sharpies as a little hobby; I started to learn more and more about the art of customisation which is actually incredibly popular over in the US. Over a few months I gradually started to get more and more interest in my shoes, and so, I invested in professional paints, products and equipment to develop my art and to try to perfect the skill of creating customs which I now realised was a very complex and intricate process.
Nearly a year later from that date I have since established this little hobby as a limited company called The Customs Project and have brought together a team of 6 experienced artists to paint alongside me. Together, we have painted nearly 100 shoes and I’m so grateful for how far we have come. I love the art of customisation and really want to see how far I can push it, there really is no limit to what can be done.
End 2021 UpdateAfter far too many hours of work, lots of ups and downs and NOW 196 pairs of shoes created, The Customs Project is one year old.From drawing on old shoes with sharpies in my spare time to a full team of 10 amazing artists and a fully running company… We’ve come a long way in a year.Myself and Daniel have so many more plans for 2022 and I can’t wait…Thanks everyone for the support this year, it really is appreciated.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post and brief story, please feel free to message me with any questions you may have! I’ve attached a few images to this post to show you a glimpse at what can be done with custom shoes
Check out website www.thecustomsproject.com