Nascar Painted Shoes "In my dust/Leader of the pack"comments (2) January 24th, 2009 in gallery
Steve Van Doren (of Vans shoes) commissioned these Vans shoes for his Niece as well, She is an avid Dale Earnhardt Jr./NASCAR fan. These shoes were my first NASCAR inspired pair. These shoes were difficult! not only are they black, but the KVD style Vans were quite a challenge as they have very little surface area to work with. I also spent hours researching NASCAR the best I could. I wanted to be sure that the designs were extremely accurate and approprate for a NASCAR fan. I needed to nix my signature skeletal work for this project because NASCAR is a high mortality sport, and there are details logos and other factors that if done wrong would have resulted in a "homemade immitation" type look. I took my time painting these, so altogether they took about 6 to 7 days.
Pattern or design used: My own design - Danyelle Ortega-Roberts