Check Out the El Paso Artist Who Creates Awesome Sneaker Designs
El Paso is filled with talent. And when we get some new kicks, we don't just do basic sneakers- that's where local artist Carla Padilla comes in.
Padilla, known as @CeeDubbsCustoms on Instagram is making sure El Pasoans have some unique and cool sneakers. Just one look at her Instagram page and Padilla looks like she hasn't met a shoe she couldn't upgrade. Like this amazing revamp of some Vans with an homage to the Sun City.
In another homage to El Paso, Padilla recreated our favorite landmark: the star on the mountains:
According to an interview with KTSM, Padilla grew up in a very creative environment, so creating some beautiful designs on some sneakers came fairly easy for the artist:
I had to start painting on all of my shoes which I didn’t really like but now I do. I paint all of my shoes. I just look at them and think, “Okay, that looks a little boring.”
You can see some of Padilla’s art on shoe brands and types like Vans, Converse, Nikes and even Jordans, but I think my favorite has got to be these Docs that celebrate "Nightmare Before Christmas:.
I have to admit, Padilla makes it look super easy, but I'm sure it's not as simple as it looks. In high school I used to draw on my Chuck Taylor's, but it was just doodles- what Padilla creates is art.
I totally love how she can make it look like the show was always like that, but it's truly a one-of-a-kind design!
To check out more of her designs, and to find out how you can possibly get your own custom pair, check out her Instagram.
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