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Mache Custom Kicks Giveaway

Creating custom designed kicks, or as we like to say, signature works of art, is Mache’s skill, his expertise, his passion. With shoes as his canvases, he fills the sneaker industry with color through his entrepreneurial company, Mache Custom Kicks. You couldn’t ask for a better guy to design a shoe-masterpiece. Lucky for Finish Line, we got Mache, himself, to create a custom pair of adidas Hardcourt Hi’s, and lucky for you, we’re giving them away.

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Comment below with a link to an adidas apparel item, that you would hook with these custom Hardcourt Hi’s for a chance to win them.

 

Learn more about Mache and his customized Hardcourt Hi’s.

Tell us about the inspiration behind the design on the adidas Hardcourt Hi’s exclusive design for Finish Line?

When I started customs 10 years ago, it was all about self expression and all I did was handpaint customs, no airbrushing, and generally on all white sneakers. The hardcourt high took me back to that place, so I decided to go back to the ’90s style graffiti design against the stark white canvas. I liked how the colors popped against the contrast of the white. 

Walk us through the process of customizing these sneakers.

I know a lot of artists may do a photoshop mockup to see how to lay it on a shoe, I just take the theme and run with it. Customization is supposed to be a form of expression and what better way to express yourself than by just jumping in? There’s prep involved to get the shoe ready, and of course then there’s the artwork, then finally sealing the final product up for wear. That’s the abbreviated version!

How did you get started with designing Custom Kicks?

I was always into art and sneakers. Ten years ago, I read an article on custom sneakers and my competitive self said, “I can do that,” so down I went into my mom’s basement with some beat up sneakers and acrylic paint and went to town. In hindsight, they were pretty bad but over time I got better. That’s how I started. 

When did you realize this would become a successful business for you?

It’s a tough call, any time you leave the safety net of a nine to five to try to do anything on your own, its a risk. I just felt that the orders were piling up and it was time to devote my time and efforts on just that. I’m definitely happy I took that risk! 

What’s one collaboration you’ve done that made you realize you’ve made it big?

This past 12 months I’ve had the opportunity to work and build relationships with many notable artists and athletes. It would be hard to pick one, but the attention from the job I did with Lebron James definitely got me a lot of notoriety.

Who’s one athlete, artist, or celebrity you haven’t done a collaboration with yet that you really want to make happen?

I really consider each collaboration a blessing, over the years I’ve had a LOT of blessings. But one person I still want to work with is Jay-Z. Growing up listening to his music and also watching him turn his passion into a business that is profitable is inspirational to say the very least. I’d love to work with him and also just pick his brain about life and of course how he made it.

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  1. jacob axelrod

    I think that shirt with some regular jeans and these mache customs would be the best combination.

  2. Chad Marquez

    I would love to win a pair of these. I always admired Mache’s work. These look sick!!

  3. Kage Bockrath

    Where do i buy these shoes Online or in a Store.

  4. Cameron

    These are some of the baddest Adidas designs I have seen and I have seen many. I so would ball up in these.

  5. Jeanette Almodovar

    I want a pair, they are unique and colorful….my son would love these too!!!!

  6. Sunceara Davis

    Love the shoe…never owned my own pair of addidas. I would love to sport these

  7. ↑Meechie↑

    Matching is a priority sooo Ima go with this →http://m.finishline.com/controller?bcSec=Search+Results&bcSubSec=Search+Results&sid=393566EF9F26EBD3D18C64285058D117&Au=P_ProductID&A=10812&An=0

  8. Lathiel Wright

    This custom shoe is divided by tradition into style and simplicity. A declaration imagined disguised as sports. ADIDAS

  9. Fernando

    I would rock them with some black Levis and a fresh Adidas t-shirt with one of those colors in it

  10. Joey l.

    wow!! machete does it again!!

  11. Paris Hanner

    A plain white or grey with a simple pocket doesn’t have to have the flap with a colorful pocket on the tee simple but effective

  12. Alan

    Although I would ROCK these dope addidas kicks with any outfit, I got a perfect one in mind. With summer around the corner, there is a perfect relaxation combo I can pull off. I would wear these kicks, my high top yellow Addidas socks, board shorts with hint of red, short sleeve Jordan with mostly blue and to top it off with yellow hinted sunglasses. I could rock this look and have the freshest kicks in town.

  13. Shonna

    i would rock these sneaks with this apparel. I love Mache works. Love the shoes.

  14. Analissa Cruz

    I want a pair, they are cute and colorful….my son would love these too..

  15. Cody Flesher

    The white one, not the black. It incorporates all the colors but isn’t so flashy that it takes away from the shoes.

  16. Michelle T

    These sneaks would go perfectly with a simple white tee and jean skirt but the addition of Adidas just adds to the mix. The best things to add with these sneaks would be
    Jacket:
    http://www.adidas.com/us/product/womens-originals-firebird-track-top/76310?cid=E16494&breadcrumb=sxZu3Z1z13071
    Shirt:
    http://www.adidas.com/us/product/womens-training-sporto-script-tee/C73275X?cid=C73275&breadcrumb=sxZu3Z1z13071
    Regular jean skirt
    Socks:
    http://www.adidas.com/us/product/womens-training-sporto-script-tee/C73275X?cid=C73275&breadcrumb=sxZu3Z1z13071
    By wearing of these amazing sneaks with the previously mentioned I’d be wearing the perfect female sneaker head outfit!

  17. Joey P

    I wanna wear something just as fashionable and loud as my shoes! This wind running jacket will achieve that!

  18. Austin

    Due to the one shoe being orange and blue I would match this shirt with the that pair.

  19. David Rodriguez

    I’d wear this short with some black Adidas shorts to not only make the letters on the shirt stand out, but also let the shoes do 90% of the talking

  20. Joe Guadagno

    These are a spectacular custom I’d love to win these with this fresh Adidas Originals Trefoil Hoodie

  21. Ben

    i would wear them with a skinny black jean and a black bulls jersey

  22. Ben

    i would wear them with a skinny black jean and a black bulls jersey

  23. Joe Guadagno

    These are a spectacular custom I’d love to win these and rock them with this fresh Adidas Originals Trefoil Hoodie

  24. David Rodriguez

    I’d wear the shoes with this shirt. It’s a simple shirt, but at the same time it stands out. With some black shorts and white socks. It’ll definitely make the shoes stand out more than anything.

  25. Jared Mills

    Perfect colors, I feel that these shoes are throwback. Goes well with the hoodie

  26. Brandon Perry

    I rock these with this Tee and some jeans because the colors are so vibrant it would be hard to match it with anything else and the sneakers are definitely dope

  27. troy king

    http://m.finishline.com/controller?bcSec=Men's+Clothing&bcSubSec=ADIDAS&sid=4273C857DB312BFEA5A4820A8143601E&Au=P_ProductID&A=4429&An=5001929+4294967240 . http://m.finishline.com/controller?bcSec=Men's+Clothing&bcSubSec=ADIDAS&sid=4273C857DB312BFEA5A4820A8143601E&Au=P_ProductID&A=9401&An=5001929+4294967240

    Both sneakers share the color yellow. Instead of going white everything, I chopped it up with black short with minor colors (yellow) that accent the shoe and grey tee with simple and timeless (yellow) logo. That’s my take on some sick mache customs.

  28. Tien Le

    I would totally show off and rock these shoes with this sports bra under my black & pink FinishLine “Like a Boss” tank and shorts for the summer! Loving the colors and designs! Wishing I had enough artistic talent to create shoes like these! ~Goodluck to all~

  29. Tyler Warren

    I would these kicks up with this fly NY tee…gotta stay reppin’

  30. Jared Mills

    I feel that these shoes are more throwback. This heratige hoodie with similar colors would look sick.

  31. Jason Yee

    With all the colors on the kicks, black jeans and any loud colored shirt would match the outfit and be pimp!

  32. Tien Le

    Not sure if my other comment went through, but i would rock these shoes with this sports bra with my black and pink “Like a Boss” tank from Finish Line. ~Goodluck to everyone!!~

  33. Eddie

    I love Adidas. I been a fan seens I was Lil back in my country. Adidas are very popular in Mexico like in this country Jordans are very popular enough said I guess who ever wins this prize will be considered more than lucky.

  34. Donna Young

    I would definitely love to win the Mache customs for my son with this shirt and a hot pair of jeans!!

  35. Shawn B

    i think this will be a perfect match for these shoes.. i digg mismatches..

  36. Brandon P.

    I would rock this for sure with those kicks. Yellow is in both sneakers so this would definitely pop especially with khaki shorts

  37. luis

    could not find the type of tee i was looking for but this the second best…

  38. Richard Gordon

    I think this adidas tshirt would look perfect with the mache customs and a pair of bball shorts or dark board shorts. Love the colors and design. #mache is a killer artist

  39. Joey P

    I would wear the Mache Custom Kicks with an Adidas Original Firebird Track Jacket. Dark on top shows off my bright whites on my feet

  40. krista

    I love being able to add my creation to a work of art and wear it to show off!

  41. Szen Taluban

    I’m a true fan of Kevin Durant. I love to have these because we have a similar body

  42. Cesar

    I’d go with a all white look, the fleece and white jeans to make those shoes truly stick out and fresh.

  43. juan vasquez

    I would go ahead and wear these with anything Adidas….i don’t care if it matches or not!!! lol ESO!

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  45. Paul Kim

    Simple and fresh! i am always fan of an addidas no matter its shoes shirts w/e

  46. DeTroy Price

    I like to keep it unique so, I would take it back to the old school and rock the shoes with an OKC jersey.

  47. Jason Anderson

    D Rose Jersey for sure. Pick me so I can use one of my 13 winner circle cards. Yes I buy a lot from Finishline.com

  48. Kel Brunette

    My grand baby will rock these with every outfit. Wouldn’t mind rocking a pair in my size.

  49. angel guzman

    This be my style. Dout anybody will get it n rock it like I would. Nice addidas matched with the shirt n hoodie I js put up. Would love to rock out take mad pictures n make sure I post them up to make sure ya b promoted first place.

  50. heeseung kim

    If i win this, i will post the pictures of me wearing this shoes with others addidas item when i visit seoul,indonesia,texas on FB, Twitter, Instagram and my personal blog.

  51. Keith L.

    I would totally rock these shoes with the above jacket and then a retro tee with a touch of yellow in it and then a new era cap with some dark blue jeans :)

  52. Eddo

    Gotta love the color way this shirt and those sneaks would so fresh for the summer together they rep all the great summer colors great colors and great work by Mache75 thanks

  53. Jaylin Becker

    This hoody and some nice Levi 514s to match. Gotta make sure to stain guard it though so it doesn’t bleed on the beauty!

  54. Alex

    IDAS -EPIC-HOODIE/_/A -8469? CATEGORYID=CATADIDAS&PRODUCTID=PROD720955

  55. Tung Pham

    i like red so i think this tshirt would match the shoes as well. Tks for a giveaway!

  56. Brennen Wright

    Good luck everyone!

  57. George

    Would hook the shoes up with this shirt to keep it classic and not take away from the artistry. Been following Mache on every social media site I could because I love his work. Big ups on this one..

  58. chavier johnson

    Dope shoes would be my first pair of Adidas

  59. Ken

    I’d go with this teehttp://www.finishline.com/store/catalog/product.jsp?productId=prod722526
    Looks simple until you look at the details like a true Adidas Classic

  60. NYKitt

    I love this shirt.. but combined with the Mache customs i’m a head turning traffic hazard waiting to happen..

  61. Joseph Princetta

    Mache customs speak for themselves. All you need is something simple to keep the focus on the crazy custom design

  62. Anthony Smith

    To keep it going along with the vision that Mache had developed, I would wear the Adidas Men’s Trefoil Old School tee.

  63. Selina urias

    Rocking bright yellow and some white short shorts with my sneaks. Straight sneaker head !!!!!

  64. Patty H

    Men’s adidas Originals Trefoil T-Shirt

  65. demaanie

    These are super dope it has blue and yellow and it goes with two colors on back of the shoes. Also because its black shorts mostly then the white shoes automatically comes out and it looks good.

  66. Kaelah Wilson

    Since the shoes have a simpler design its important to draw attention to the design with in the design…so wearing a color of jeans that is found in the design or plain denim would attract attention..an as far as a shirt goes a simple v-neck would work.

  67. James Brown

    I love mache275 customs@adidas

  68. Americo Vasquez

    I would look fresh in them and they would look fresh on me!

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