In 2008, I started drawing on my old Converse because I decided that I needed to freshen up my look, but my parents didn’t want to buy me new shoes. When I got my first pair of Vans slip ons a couple years later, I decided to do some research and plan out a design to paint onto my shoes. My friends and classmates loved my shoes and began making requests for me to paint their shoes.

In 2012, I took this hobby and turned it into a business – Walkinthese. Walkinthese is a company that sells custom, hand-painted shoes. Select designs support charities.

Here are some samples of my work: