No matter how much you spend on sneakers, you'll inevitably wind up standing next to some guy wearing the exact same pair, leaving you no choice but to blowtorch the man's feet off, or buy new sneakers. Break the cycle of violence with Sole Junkie.
Raised in the Bronx and art schooled at Cal State Long Beach, Mr. Junkie uses proprietary leather-and-vinyl binding paints to create gallery-worthy kicks -- perfect for further intimidating small dogs, and people afraid to look you in the eye. Simply drop Sole an email with ideas for colors and images -- or jpg of the exact design -- plus your size and preferred brand (or send in your own pair, and PayLess). Past jobs range from station-wagon-style wood paneling to Charlie Brown to Warriors gang members to dueling, "Thriller"-era Michael Jacksons -- one werewolf, one human. -ish.