Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Team Philippines Chuck Taylor

Here are the Chucks that I made as a tribute to the Philippine Olympic Team for the Beijing Olympics. I made the shoes two weeks before the start of the Olympics, but I was so lazy to post this because the Philippine team kinda sucks right now. Maybe seeing this will give them inspiration or something. Philippine Olympic Team on Yahoo!

I used Kurecolor markers, since Copic markers are hard to find here in the Philippines. I sprayed it with a waterproof fixative for fabrics. I didn't use textile paint or acrylic paint because I didn't want to lose the texture of the canvas, plus it will look thicker. I recently acquired iron-on Pastel Dye Sticks for fabrics from Pentel, and I must say they hold up very well to frequent washing, so I might try it on my next shoe.

UPDATE: Fully Booked in Bonifacio High Street sells Copic markers for P175!

I can make you a pair for P1000 using Greenhills knockoffs or P2500 using genuine Chuck Taylors. Cost does not include shipping/delivery. I accept COD for Metro Manila buyers, and PayPal for international buyers.