Do you know where boredom, shoe lust, and free time (or not so free time) intersect? At online shoe configurators, that's where.
The big brands know that certain colors will never go out of style: tonals, all whites, pure blacks, greys. They do their best to put out releases that are just close enough to your desired scheme thus luring you to buy them—they then promptly drop the actual colorway you want and there goes your sweldo once again. What they don't make a lot of noise about, though, is that you can actually create your own perfect shoe anytime you want through their very own online custom programs. And even if you aren't looking to buy, coming up with some crazy color schemes is an entertaining way of passing the time. Or slacking at work, yeah.
The Three Stripes lets you custom a wide-range of shoes from Ultraboosts, Originals, Harden's signature model, and even your very own custom pair of slides.
Photo by Nike
Fix up Air everything over here: Air Max, Air Force, Air Zoom. The only thing missing is Air Jordan because you aren't an NBA player fam.
Photo by Converse
If the interface looks familiar, it's because the Swoosh owns the One Star. Look out for the NBA patches that you can apply to a non-overdone team colorway!
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One of the most scrawled-on shoes of all time, Vans' online customizer really lets you go all out (or should we say, off the wall?) with a design of your choice. Pretty cheap in comparison as well!