Kicks gone custom
These personalized sneakers give your workouts (and wardrobes) a boost.
Once regarded for function far more than any fashionable appeal, sneakers are now firmly planted in the realm of high style. While Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney and Riccardo Tisci are among those who’ve designed versions of the rubber-soled staple, athletic brands are also tapping someone else to revamp their sneakers: you.
Thanks to customizable styles from Adidas, Nike, New Balance and more, one-of-a-kind kicks are an attainable addition to your shoe collection. Whether you opt for a running pair in your favorite, off-kilter color combo or a weekend-ready set emblazoned with your initials, these are the best personalized sneakers to consider.
Adidas mi Element Urban Run Shoe, $110
Amp-up this lightweight mesh shoe—and rep your hometown—with the addition of a city logo on the tongue. And if you’re feeling extra patriotic, you can throw a flag tag on the laces, too.
Converse Chuck Taylor Hi Top, $75
Make one of the most recognizable shoes on the planet an original creation with the brand’s selection of bold prints, colors, and an ID stamp.
New Balance 574, $160
Options abound for refreshing this classic, including 14 color choices (Deep orchid, anyone?) for the iconic 'N' logo and every other part of the shoe.
Nike Free 5.0 Flash, $165
The brand that jumpstarted the customization craze has upped its game by offering this reflective running shoe, which you can personalize right down to the cushioning.
Reebok Dance UrTempo Mid 2.0, $110
Perfect for hip hop class (or just regular weight training) these mid-rise sneaks can be designed using a combination of 15 different colors.
Vans Slip-ons, $65
Mix and match about 27 colors and 24 patterns (from florals to checkerboards) for an individual riff on this skater shoe turned street-style favorite.