Forget wearing your heart on your sleeve—the newest place to share your passions is on your feet. The latest developments in footwear personalization allow you to deck out your sneakers with features all your own, from colors to words to photos. Below, three of our favorite ways to create custom soles may be (almost) too pretty to wear.
Experience a level of personalization like never before with Nike’s iD system to customize the new Zoom Structure 18 shoe, ideal for longer distance runs. On September 25, Nike iD will introduce a gamut of awesome new features for your feet. For the first time, you can add a graphic to the Nike swoosh, choose speckling for the midsole, opt for a faded color way from the front to the back of the shoe, and even select an extra-wide option. Plus, six letters, not five, can now fit on each tongue! Pictured above is the version I designed. (from $130; nike.com)
Adidas Mi ZX FLUX
If the gorgeous sunset on last night's run made the miles fly by, you can now get a glimpse of it every time you lace up with Adidas' new app. Launched in August, the Mi ZX FLUX app offers a level of customization never before seen in footwear. With the app, you can take an existing image from your photo library and place it right on a shoe. Preview your work of art with a 360-degree view to scale it to perfection, then save, share on social media, and you'll recieve your pretty new pair in November. Talk about Instagram-worthy. ($110; adidas.com)
At YourReebok.com, choose from over 25 models to find the best shoe for your personal style and preferred workout. This huge collection includes the brand’s latest releases, like the CrossFit Nano 4.0, All-Terrain Super, and Skyscape, so whether you’re looking to stand out at your box, tackle any kind of running surface, or just look great running errands around town, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for. Personalize your choice with a variety of colors, patterns, graphics, and even text for a creative look that’s all your own. (from $110; yourreebok.com)