Footwear had sat at the table of our evolution since 10.000 years ago, when the oldest confirmed footwear was discovered in Fort Rock Cave in the U.S. However, footprints of what looked like a pair of ancient sandals have been carbon dated to around 500.000 BC. Back then the Egyptians, Hindu and Greeks saw little utility for footwear, and usually preferred to walk barefoot. Nonetheless, the Egyptians and Hindus occasionally wore ornamental footwear, such as a soleless sandal known as a “Cleopatra”, but they weren’t that practical. Nowadays, footwear is not only useful, it’s also an expression of your style and, based on this fact, we offer a list of creative sneakers. We should mention that most of the sneakers you’re about to see are designed and hand-painted by illustrator Daniel Reese.

10. Pac Man



Pac-Man is often credited with being a landmark in video game history, and is among the most famous arcade games of all times, and now the white-munching icon has been transported from the screen to this pair of awesome sneakers. “Get ready” to kick some buttocks!

9. The Count



Ever since I was a child and I saw for the first time Francis Ford Coppola’s movie Dracula (released in 1992) I was amazed of how accurate he was with telling the story of the most famous vampire in the world. Now, The Count left his dark castle and landed on a pair of Nike’s sneakers, making them bloody desirable.

8. Cookie Monster



To better understand Daniel Reese’s work, you should know that he’s a 22 year old sneaker designer that resides on British soil. By making use of his amazing drawing skills, combined with a lot of imagination, Daniel is taking ordinary Nike sneakers and transforms them into a work of art. And speaking of work of art, here’s another pair of creative sneakers created by this young man with one of the most famous Sesame Street’s character – The Cookie Monster!

7. Pikachu



Pikachu is one of the Pokémon species from the Pokémon media franchise – which is a collection of video games, anime, manga, books, trading cards, and other media created by Satoshi Tajiri. You can have it on your footwear with this pair of beautiful Pikachu sneakers.

6. Mario



Yet another unforgettable character of our childhood is the Italian mushroom eater, Mario – the fictional character that managed to amaze and entertain millions of kids and grownups ever since he was first created by the Japanese video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. Jump, jump, and away we go and save the princess!

5. Scarface



Our last choice from Daniel Reese’s collection of customized sneakers is the notorious character of Scarface, starring Al Pacino as Tony Montana. Not many know, however, that this is actually a remake of the original 1932 film having the same name. Make some history of your own with this pair of creative sneakers, and don’t forget: The world is yours!

4. Wikipedia



We continue our list with a collection of sneakers dedicated to social media enthusiasts, starting with this sleek looking pair of sneakers that depict Wikipedia’s logo. I believe there’s no need for introduction or explaining what Wikipedia is, so all we can say is this: ingenious!

3. Star Wars



Adidas – the global street-wear icon shook hands in a partnership deal with Lucasfilm Ltd. and created a series of Adidas footwear depicting characters from the world-famous science-fiction movie-series Star Wars. As you can see in the photo above, they’re looking absolutely breathtaking.

2. Yoda Boat



And since we’ve mentioned Adidas and their collaboration with Lucasfilm, here’s another pair of customized Adidas footwear called Yoda Boat. There’s no price when it comes to sneakers – especially when they’re this cool., and this is not only our opinion.

1. Facebook



Facebook is now the largest social networking portal on the planet, and if you’re having an account (during my browsing time on Facebook I stumbled upon several churches with a Facebook account, which is pretty darn funny), you can now show your love for this amazing website with a pair of sneakers especially designed to represent your entertainment activities. Got friends?

And today’s question is: Are you already owning a pair of customized sneakers? If so, what are they depicting?