The excitement to design your own Vans shoes is as good as doing a bungee jump. It is exciting and it gives you some great memories. As a shoe enthusiast, I always visit Vans official website and try to create a few pairs of special Vans shoes according to my own taste. When the mood is there, I could spend hours sitting in front of my computer just to create a few nice designs although I do not buy them all. When my salary is out at the end of month, I will pick one best design I have done and purchase them. Please trust me, the feeling is totally different with walking into a Vans store and buy a pair of ready-made Vans shoes. Although the ready-made Vans shoes are nice but they are just not my cup of tea after I found out the joy to design an own Vans shoes. Mahatma Gandhi used to say “Satisfaction lies in effort.” Here I am going to share you the steps to design your own Vans shoes according to the colors you like. Well, if you love to have a pair of Vans shoes exclusively created by you, you can place an order through the website and have them delivered to your doorstep within weeks. Here’s how I do it.
Step 1: First of all, hit this link and it will direct you to Vans Custom Shoes official website. The website is very simple and straight-forward. There are eight different types of styles including Authentic Lo-Pro, Authentic, OLD SKOOL, ERA, SLIP-ON, Sk8-Hi, and Chukka Low. The previous 106 style is no longer available for customization. You can start with one style you prefer. Just hit the one you like.
Step 2: Select the gender of the shoe you want to design as well as the size and then hit NEXT.
Step 3: You may now select a shoe to begin the design. On your right hand side there will be a color panel where you can choose your preferred colors or patterns for each of every part of the shoes including vamp, tongue binding, collar binding, heel counter, quarter, laces, eyelets, collar lining, foxing, foxing stripe, heel tab, and others. Having different colors and different patterns for each of these parts will give you a special feel.
Step 4: You can see your own design from different angle including side view, top view, and back view of the shoes. Hit the ADD TO CART button once you have satisfied with your own design. You will be redirected to Vans online shopping cart. In this page you will need to fill in your delivery address as well as your preferred payment method. I often check out with PayPal because that is easier for me. If you are not yet satisfy with your design, you can click the back button at your browser and go back to the design page.
Step 5: Now make the payment at the last step and you will get your own Vans shoes within 7 weeks. According to my experiences, the earliest time I received my shoes was 5 weeks after I placed my order. The price for a pair of customized Vans shoes often a little more expensive compared to the standard price but as I said before, the excitement is as good as doing a bungee jump. You will feel very happy the moment you receive the shoes you design yourself.
What else you can do: Design Your Own Converse
Update: See some of the custom Vans shoes designed by our readers: Design Your Own Vans. Alternatively, you can also check out Vans social gallery at the official website for more ideas.