This piece originally appeared on InStyle.com.
Designer Phoebe Philo was perhaps the first to spark the sneaker trend among the fashion set when she took her bow at the Celine spring/summer 2011 show in Adidas Stan Smiths. And ever since, the shoe has crossed the feet of many an editor, celeb, and street style star. And if it’s not the Stan Smiths, then it’s the black Nike Frees with the white swoosh. Or, the New Balance 574s.
In just a few years, the market has become overly saturated with the same kind of kicks. As major proponents of one-of-a-kind pieces, we took matters into our own hands and test-drove all the ways we could personalize our sneaks. Behold, a round-up of our custom creations that make us and our soles happy. We like to think of them as our very own couture kicks.