One does not simply wear custom shoes into Mordor

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Recently an old friend from university contacted me and asked me to make him a pair of Lord of the Rings shoes for his wife. My first thought was that his wife was incredibly cool. My second thought was that I didn’t know if I could do something as detailed as he was requesting. He gave me a selection of the scenes he wanted on the shoes (warning, this is about to get very nerdy for any non-LOTR fans):

Gandalf vs. The Balrog

Mordor (the dark tower as well as Mt. Doom)

The Shire

The fall of Isengard

Dan found a nice pair of leather Chuck Taylors in his wife’s size and I went to work. I cut off the rubber patch on the sides for a smoother surface. I also suggested painting the back panels in gold and writing the inscription from the One ring ” One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them” in the original Black Speech. Dan also wanted an image of the ring on the tongue with the quote in English so obviously I did that as well.

These were a Christmas gift to his wife and apparently she enjoyed them greatly. Hopefully she wears them with nerd pride wherever she goes!

5 Responses to “One does not simply wear custom shoes into Mordor”

  1. Chester lewis January 18, 2014 at 10:51 AM #

    I’m looking to get a airjordan 12 black and white customized in the Baltimore ravens colors with #52 and the ravens logo on each pair can you accomplish this and what’s the cost and turn around time

    • kohlscustoms January 18, 2014 at 6:11 PM #

      The total cost of the project would be $200 plus whatever the cost of the shoes and shipping are (if you need me to buy them). Turnaround time would be 2 weeks.

  2. Chester lewis January 18, 2014 at 6:36 PM #

    How do I get the shoe to you

  3. Chester lewis January 18, 2014 at 6:41 PM #

    Where do I send the shoes to can you email me a contact numbee

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