It's hard to stand out when everyone has the same designer items. From Gucci sneakers to Prada bags, we're really all copping the same things... well, at least based off of what we see on the internet at least. (Don't get us started on the amount of Bottega Veneta and Nike Dunks we see popping up on Instagram.)
At this point, the best option, if you want to make what you have more unique, is to have it customized. We're not talking simple monograms, we're talking more along the lines of hand-painted art like the work we've spotted at Grail Sneaker Care.
Established in 2019, Grail is a shop focused on shoe cleaning services. From standard cleaning to extensive restoration, it offers services that will keep any sneakerhead's kicks looking as close to box-fresh as possible. Aside from cleaning, however, the place also offers bag cleaning, protectant coating, and customization.
Check out a few of the shop's cool customized items below.
Grail lets you customize anything and everything with hand-painted art.
Just take a look at these customized Nikes.
The service goes beyond shoes. Here, a Louis Vuitton backpack gets a unique treatment with Disney characters.
Pop art inspo for your Nikes, perhaps?
A little Goyard and KAWS collab.
Or, something a bit more classic with James Bond.
Michelangelo on sneakers
Aside from illustrations, patterns are another option.
More Disney on Louis Vuitton. This time, Simba appears on a Damier Infini sling backpack.
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