We have all heard of pros getting custom boots. Whether it be a custom pair of miadidas or NIKEiD, they are all unique and personalized to the player. Sometimes we also see custom blackout boots done professionally or even by amateur players themselves. However, one thing we haven’t seen is a player deliberately paint his own boots for the sake of art and design. Brek Shea has had some extra time on his hands following an injury, and he has devoted a lot of it to creative, very abstract painting. If you haven’t heard, Brek does a lot of abstract art painting for Left Foot Studio (or LFS).
Left Foot Studio was founded by the US National Team and Brek Shea and it raises money for children’s charities through art. You can read more about Left Foot Studio here. They have a lot of cool gear such as paintings and gear available for purchase on their site. I personally find it awesome that I can get stuff designed/painted by a professional footballer and support a children’s charity at the same time.
Over the last few weeks, both Brek Shea and Left Foot Studios took to both Twitter and Instagram to show the world about Brek’s new custom boots. Brek is sponsored by adidas so he used pairs of the new Adidas F50s with the soft ground stud configuration and leather upper to customize. Unfortunately, these are not for sale and if you want a pair you will have to risk painting your own pair.
If you are looking to give it a try you can get a pair on sale here for $149.
These designs are truly different from the traditional flag and name customs. The first boot has a gray base, with yellow, pink, and orange highlights. The colors are used for the adidas logo and they are also splattered on the whole boot. When I first saw these boots I thought the splatter was out of place, but after a while the whole design grew on me and I feel it is perfect for Brek and his outspoken personality.
The second and third designs are relatively simple, a solid black or red with yellow and white highlights respectively. I think that the three adidas stripes give off the “personalized boot vibe” and I think they would look great on the field. Wouldn’t it be awesome if they made two more boots, one designed for the United States (his national team) and Stoke City (his club team)? It would be interesting to see how the paint holds up if he decides to wear them in a game.
What are your thoughts on Brek Shea’s customs? Would you want a pair? Let us know in the comments below!