Wavy Customs POSTED BY MICHAEL TESAURO ON AUGUST 30, 2017 If you live near a coast, you know that people love the beach come summer. And with the beach and summer vibes are always going to be associated with waves. Even if you’re not a surfer, or Kanye, you’ve gotta appreciate the aesthetic of waves. (Source: @titan_custom) Artistically speaking, waves have been a fairly well-used motif for centuries. One of the most recognizable paintings that tries, and does a pretty good job, capturing the power of the ocean is ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’ by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. So it’s no surprise that the piece has found itself replicated on everything from shirts to custom sneakers. Since it’s summer, what’s more fitting than a wavy motif inspired by the ‘The Great Wave,’ like customizer @199xcustomize did with these adidas NMDs. (Source: @199xcustomize) In the painting, a rogue wave (possibly from a tsunami) is overtaking some boats. This might not be the most ideal thing to happen if you happen to find yourself out on the ocean, but there’s something calming about the way the giant wave looks in the piece. It’s probably the serene blue. (Source: @ceezemc) The original woodblock print is considered one of the most recognizable pieces of Japanese art. While there are older paintings in this style, Hokusai’s piece is a longstanding classic in both the serious art world and more pop culture endeavors. These Jordans, also done by @199xcustomize, have the motif going on! (Source: @199xcustomize) With summer slowly coming to an end pay homage to “vast blue ocean” with your own wavy customs! (Source: @xshortytheartistx) #WhataThose with Jake Danklefs POSTED BY MICHAEL TESAURO ON AUGUST 01, 2017 Never one to slow down, Angelus-sponsored custom sneaker artist and all around talented dude Jake Danklefs is doing a collaboration with Texas-based Whataburger. The cool thing here is that Jake did three different sneakers (for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd), that include a nice homage to his OG Whataburger Dunks. The #WhataThoseContest is all about customs, and if you’ve been following Jake over the years, you know he’s used the Whataburger motif on his customs before, so it’s a natural pairing. Jake’s Dunk Highs go to first, and they’re are reminiscent of the Whataburger custom he did back in 2012, a Dunk Low that uses the famous orange and white color way that customers know. Basically, diners can customize their burger, snap a pic, and use the hastag to enter for the chance to win one of three custom sneakers. So, if you live in of the states lucky enough to have Whataburger (and coming from the home of In N’ Out, we’ll admit they’re pretty good burgers), why not enter to win a one-of-one piece of wearable art? In the meanwhile, follow Jake at @jwdanklefs for inspiration. He’s one of the most sought after customizers out there, so there’s always something cool to see on his page.