Originally Posted by jduuuuub
Originally Posted by imthef24nchise
probably the best idea is to dye them since they are fabric
I was thinking about this. I'll wait until Nick does his before I proceed with mine.
Estimated delivery for my pair that I ordered last night is next Tuesday 3/4. I work crazy hours but hopefully I have either Saturday or Sunday off so I can work on them. I'll post pics in here when I have em done.
Originally Posted by RockAJs @jondoom
blacked out his tongue on his chukka's here's his post on how he did it, if you guys were interested:Black Tongue (Click to show)
Originally Posted by jondoom
i've done this with angelus mixed with gac 900. i thought about blacking out the nike sign with some kind of paint but i like the yellow and purple. black laces would be nice though. second pic was after the first layer. took two to cover all the blue
Thanks for the info. Just read some info on that GAC 900. Seems like it could help the Flyknit material take the Angelus acrylic paint a little better.
Originally Posted by Owhat
Hypothetically, couldn't we get pleasing results by using a black sharpie?
I'm asking an honest question, since I've never tried any sneaker-customizing myself.
Black Sharpies kinda dry purple so I don't think that'd work too well.
Originally Posted by klibknowsbest
Originally Posted by jst628
These were mine. I don't know much about customizing, all I know is he air brushed it using some sort of fabric paint. The paint didn't say perfect for long though since the Flyknit material stretches, so some of the paint came off, but they were still much better with the black tongue IMO.
I did the same thing to a pair of volt Lunar1's based on these photos. I used Angelus or something similar paint with a fabric softner Golden 900 or something. Anyway, I was happy at first but 3 months later the paint faded and it wasn't worth it IMO. I used a small sponge type brush and went through and through every hole in the tongue. Took FOREVER.
For what it's worth.
I'm gonna try and stuff the hell out of the shoe so it makes all the holes in the tongue easier to reach with the brush. Also gonna try and look for some sort of finisher to try and hold the color so it lasts longer. Unless they turn into my go-to pair of runners I'm not gonna wear them too
often so I'm hoping the paint will hold up for a while.
Originally Posted by in2uitiv
Originally Posted by Nickthestick91
What kinds of socks do you guys wear in your Flyknits? I've been wearing Nike Dri-Fit no show socks but they're not exactly no show and they're thick and padded. Anyone have any recommendations for thin no show socks? I think I've seen Drimax recommended before but I'm not sure.
I wish I could go sockless but after a few wears they start to smell too bad
. Not to mention this winter has been brutal so I need to wear socks or else I'll have frostbitten toes.
Drymax Hyper Thin: http://www.runningwarehouse.com/Drymax_Run_Hyper_Thin_No_Show/descpage-DMRHTNO.html
I wear these exclusively with the Racers and Hyperfeels
Those are what I was looking for. Thanks alot
. I'm assuming that link is for 1 pair and not a pack of them?Edited by Nickthestick91 - 2/28/14 at 6:48am