Customs have always been a part of shoes but it seems now that more and more people are taking their shot with a pair of Vans. We saw RAW’s Half Cabs and now it is Ken Diamond’s Sk8 Hi. These Sk8 His are pretty detailed. One has a portrait of Mary that was hand carved on the outside panel of the shoe and on the inner side of the shoe has multiple skulls that were individually stamped in. The other Sk8 Hi features a portrait of a bird on the outer panel and diamonds on the inner panel of the shoe. Ken Diamond said that he deconstructed the shoe and then he took raw undyed leather and carved it up, stamped it and then dyed it. He said after he dyed it he glued the piece in and hand stitched everything back together.
It seems like a pretty lengthy process but nonetheless the work on the shoes is pretty dope. Good work Ken Diamond!
Images submitted by Dale via Ken Diamond.