Sunday, October 18, 2009
New Sneakins "skins"
I recently got a nice care package from Sneakins.com, a new company creating durable, customizable adhesives to redecorate your sneakers. They were good enough to create a pair of sneakers for me, including using the FSF logo, so I could see how the stickers worked.
Sneakins says their "skins" will last for 2-3 years, and are water proof (and therefore mildly cleanable) and sun proof. I guess time will tell! Unfortunately, the adhesives seem difficult to place perfectly, so that edges are a bit rough, and somewhat too shiny, so that the decorated parts stand out.
On a brighter note, Sneakins says the skins work on multiple surfaces (cloth, leather, plastic) and can stick to used as well as new kicks. A sheet big enough to decorate a pair of sneakers costs $7. To learn more and see other designs, check their site, sneakins.com.