Sneakers have the power to bring together so many different styles, from sporty and casual to bold prints and edgy designs.
However, to prevent your sneakers from clashing with your clothes or your other accessories, a pop of color can always solve the problem!
So, in this post, we will see many different sneakers painting ideas to give you some inspiration and tips.
Tip: You can also read our in-depth guide on how to paint sneakers with acrylic paints.
1. Geometrical Print Sneakers
Geometrical prints are one of the most sought-after trends for this season. As you probably already know, geometric prints refer to the designs composed of straight or curved lines, hence creating geometrical shapes (e.g., triangles, squares...). So try this geometrical print on your sneakers and have a perfect casual everyday look.
2. Tattoo Sugar Skull Sneakers
The Sugar Skull is a stenciled image of a human skull associated with the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead. The Sugar Skulls are often depicted with vibrant colors and exquisite detail.
This tattoo design is perfect for anyone who wants to honor their culture and tradition while making a bold fashion statement.
3. Koi fish Print Sneakers
Koi fish are known for their vibrant and beautiful colors. You can capture this vibrancy by printing the Koi onto your shoes. It’s a great way to stand out from the crowd.
4. Rainbow Paint Splatter Sneakers
If you love to color but need a little creative design help, then this Rainbow Paint Splatter will be right up your alley. I love the look of these splattered draws as it gives a more colorful and fun look to simple designs.
5. Butterfly print sneakers
Black and white is always chic, so try adding some black and white to your shoe collection. The butterfly print is beautiful and can be painted to highlight the heel or enhance the design of the shoe.
6. Abstract Design Sneakers
Shoe painting is an art full of colors and designs and when you can do it in a beautiful way it can add charm to your personality and make you look unique. These sneakers with colorful abstract design is a great way to start your journey by painting your shoes.
7. Among Us Print Sneakers
These Among Us print sneakers are for anyone interested in decorating the sneakers based on the popular Among Us game.
8. Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Inspired Sneakers
Ben and Jerry’s ice cream is a favorite treat for many people. B&J aren’t the only ones to get in on the fun of ice cream and sneakers. If you love sneakers, or just want some inspiration for paint ideas for your shoes, then look at these awesome sneakers inspired by Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.
9. Vans Bape Freestyle Sneakers
I found these Vans Bape Freestyle Sneakers for sale on eBay and thought I’d give you some inspiration for shoe painting ideas. I’ve seen a lot of great pop art sneakers in the past, but these are up to there with the best.
10. Keith Haring Inspired Design Sneakers
I’m a sucker for art and artists, especially ones that inspire others to create. One artist who has inspired an entire generation of street artists is Keith Haring. His work combines elements of visual art, fashion, and performance art (not to mention his trademark symbol).
So if you are wondering what patterns and colors to use on your sneakers, maybe you should get inspired with some Keith Haring inspired design sneakers.
11. Crazy Eye Allstar Sneakers
This pattern is a great way to breathe new life into a pair of worn-out sneakers or even turn them into a one-of-a-kind pair of shoes that are fun and unique perfect for any Clown-themed character or theme party.
12. Python Air Force 1 Sneaker
Style and functionality are no longer mutually exclusive. Take a look at these Air Force 1 sneakers with a python drawing as an example.
13. Floral Print Sneakers
Floral print shoes are nowadays appearing in fashion catalogs, fashion magazines, and even on Instagram. Every time I see them being worn by different celebrities and bloggers I think: why don’t I have floral print shoes? So if you’re thinking the same, you can try this floral print on your sneakers that can bring a lot of joy and fun to your daily life.
14. Colorful Tree Sneakers
Tired of wearing boring, plain white shoes? How about trying some colorful and fun tree design on your sneakers instead? This is just one idea but you can turn them into whatever sort of forest/foliage scene you fancy. That's what all art is; it's a reflection of your inner self in one way or another.
15. Pink Panthers Design Sneakers
Pink Panthers Design is a longtime favorite of sneaker customizers. Known for their shark teeth-like raggedy patterns, this tonal tan and white sneaker resemble a puma with its roasty brown nose, as well as a tiger with its green spotted patterning.
16. Spiderman Design Sneakers
Does your toddler have a Spiderman costume for their Halloween costume contest? Then you need these designs for their shoes. At least you do if you're going to win!