My “Kevin Graham” Sneakers?

Yes, I do have a pair of sneakers that were designed based off of the sneakers worn by Kevin Graham in Sora no Kiseki.

This much is evidenced by one of my entries in the Kiseki Festa for this year:


Also, for notation purposes:
Artist Comment: The stairs with the quote from Dante’s Divine Comedy struck me as a fitting for Kevin for this photo manipulation.
Falcom’s Comment: スニーカーをはいていて、ケビンらしさがでています。その奥の宇宙のような広大な背景も印象的です。3rdのシーンが再現され思い出されました。

They also made an appearance in my Pom thingy.


Now, back to what’s more important.

Where did I get them?

Easy. Look at the pictures- I edited the logo out on my Festa entry, but these are actually a pair of custom Converse Chuck Taylors. You can make them on http://www.converse.com.

The formula for Kevin’s sneakers is as follows:

  • Start with the CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR OX CANVAS – Blank! Leave it blank! And do not pick the RED. Red has different tints and shades.
  • OUTSIDE BODY: COLOR – Black
  • INSIDE BODY: COLOR – Black
  • HEEL STRIPE: COLOR – RED
  • TONGUE: COLOR – RED
  • LINING: COLOR – RED
  • RUBBER SIDEWALL: WHITE
  • TOE BUMPER: WHITE
  • TOE CAP: WHITE
  • RACING STRIPE: RED – there isn’t really one on Kevin’s shoes, but the red racing stripe is a fantastic accent that works on them
  • RUBBER SIDEWALL: WHITE
  • MEDIAL EYELET: METALLIC SILVER – this wasn’t an option when I made them, but I think they LOOK silver on the artwork. So silver it is!
  • LATERAL EYELET: METALLIC SILVER
  • STITCHING: RED – in my opinion, this is the most important accent to put on these shoes. This is a crucial accent! Don’t forget it!
  • LACE: WHITE – Converse’s laces can be a bit weak. If you need something stronger, make sure you get… 44in laces, I believe

From this point, you can tag them (I didn’t), or call it done. But that is the recipe to make Kevin’s sneakers on Converse.com.

Custom chucks will cost you $67 before shipping, and it takes them 3-4 weeks to make them. It’s nice to know that the sneakers you get are STRAIGHT from the factory, just as you called it.

I do plan on making another pair, based on Estelle’s, but I’m still fussing with them.

Man, I’m such a fangirl. D:

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