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Meet The NBA’s Favorite Custom Shoe Artist

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Salvador “Kickstradomis” Amezcua is at the top of the customs sneaker game, with sneakers seen all over the NBA, from the likes of Karl-Anthony Towns, James Harden and Damian Lillard. But Kickstradomis' come-up hasn't been easy. After a 2016 car accident in left him with serious injuries, he started working in a warehouse and lost touch with many of the players he once worked with. But after one pair of his customs went viral he was able to turn custom-painted shoes from a hobby to a full-time career. Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo Click here to get the best of VICE daily: http://bit.ly/1SquZ6v Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vice Download VICE on iOS: http://apple.co/28Vgmqz Download VICE on Android: http://bit.ly/28S8Et0
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VICE (3 months ago)
Kickstradomis is back at the top of the custom sneaker game — dozens of the top NBA players wear his shoes in games, including players like James Harden, Damian Lillard, and Karl-Anthony Towns. But the come-up wasn't easy — an accident back in 2016 left him with serious injuries and a new set of obstacles to overcome. WATCH NEXT: Making a $10k Pair of Shoes from Scratch with the Shoe Surgeon — https://youtu.be/5m_YFSec17g
Misael Menera (3 months ago)
mar me Rick and morty shoes sizes 9
VON BELLE APPAREL (3 months ago)
VON BELLE APPAREL (3 months ago)
VICE liquid kicks is the top of the game
Jakedasnake Sneaks (3 months ago)
This was great!!
Psycho Mantis 7 haha why
Livio Giacobbo (2 hours ago)
Tacky stuff...but hey get in where you fit in.
Josh Vlogs (1 day ago)
Your friend wears a shirt " basura " a filipino language called Garbage
Hatdog Q23 (3 days ago)
Do u mind painting my lebron soldier 12?
Jesus Aguilar (3 days ago)
Nice shoes, but how come he still has everyone’s shoes?
Jaydon Jones (3 days ago)
He did jessers fortnite yeezys
yel jordan (4 days ago)
hey man, the guy from the shoe store wears a shirt sez " basura. "Is he a filipino?keep it up man.
ichari com (4 days ago)
Yeatzy (5 days ago)
I see this dude that looks like someone that I wouldn't wanna mess with, hear him say some dog name that would relate to some big ass pit bull and see this cute little puppy and freak out.
Ethan Wojnovich (5 days ago)
3:46 remember when he made jesser's victory Royal shoes purple
Louie Carreon (6 days ago)
all inspiring, the song title in the end please?
Tito Cardona (6 days ago)
Seems like a cool ass laid back dude.
Steelybar (6 days ago)
So much better without politics and weird interviewers.....keep it up!
Liu Diwei (6 days ago)
Damn Karl Anthony is a great man
t.tv/ryanfortnite05 (7 days ago)
wait when he says i made these for someone why hasn’t he given them to him yet
Alpena Wrestling (7 days ago)
wonder if he can do my nike freeks
OG K (7 days ago)
When he was holding Carl Anthony Towns sneaker it looked like it was as big as his chest, it was huge!!
Meniaco (7 days ago)
HE hit the poor little dog wow 0:38
Jordan Thomas (8 days ago)
Did he just mention heelys with Nike, jordan, and adidas?
jstn. (8 days ago)
everyone is his boy or best friend lol
Finley Knapper (8 days ago)
great video awesome guy if only I could make a living from that
Jere B3ar (9 days ago)
The Jason shoe are by far my favorite ones he made
Stonepaws (9 days ago)
inspiring guy
Doesn't ventilate his work space or wear a respirator. This dude will be dead soon.
Basura fits these shoes well.
Parker Stickney (10 days ago)
All the NBA players than TD presents representing
KING J. (10 days ago)
Love that Rick and Morty pair. ❤
Guang Ming Ten (10 days ago)
the dog at the start so cute
Roui J. (11 days ago)
"Beware of dog..." A very cute dog. 😂
dave blue (11 days ago)
Pure talent, I wish I could walk away from my warehouse job and do what I love doing.
cheezy chonkee (11 days ago)
He is not an angelus paint kinda guy
Daniel Do (11 days ago)
What type of dog is that?
GANG SHIT (11 days ago)
Imagine a Gucci airmax
ItsNico (12 days ago)
The smallest boy
Black Starboy (13 days ago)
The guy at the shoe store has a shirt of B.A.S.U.RA meaning trash (From Philippines)
Precious Pecans (13 days ago)
Yay artists!!!
u look like tekashi without tats
Odette Lunsford (14 days ago)
Salvador! Omg!! You are the man :-) I just came across your clip on YouTube and was curious and intrigued. So beautiful what you do and what you've created for other humans and the NBA guys. God bless you n can't wait to hear about your new store!!😉💞🙏 Kelso WA
kaneki (14 days ago)
Why are the comments so disgusting some shoes good as hell
TheKrazyYouTuber 1214 (14 days ago)
0:44 I want a dog like that
Just Ballin (15 days ago)
Kelly Joiner (15 days ago)
I need some
FUCK TheYoungTurks (15 days ago)
I wonder how high his IQ is since he made the rick and morty sneakers. Probably like 200
FUCK TheYoungTurks (15 days ago)
I wonder how high his IQ is since he made the rick and morty sneakers. Probably like 200
Atomic JB (15 days ago)
He looks high
He is from all the paint fumes he breaths in.
Beast Gamer 4927 (15 days ago)
Story’s heart touching
Adad Ramirez (16 days ago)
Nice shed he got there... It would be a shame if
Ridder Howell (16 days ago)
I’m color blind too and the struggle is real
WorthLifeJordy (16 days ago)
What shoes are these 3:11?
L O U P 狼 (16 days ago)
01:57 EHHH No one wont talk about how huge these boots are .
Algeno Durham (17 days ago)
He High asf!!
Brodee Neff (17 days ago)
The dog is so cute
SEENA (18 days ago)
These shoes are 🔥
mobspeak (18 days ago)
I thought you needed a license to sell art based on corporate owned characters/designs.
Juan carlos Estrada (19 days ago)
Make me fortnite shoes 👟 please
Gryphon Whitehawk (19 days ago)
can i get 10 likes for poop
Junior Humor (20 days ago)
6:56 bah-SOO-rah
Kobe Anderosn (20 days ago)
ATM MUSIC (20 days ago)
He would’ve been a stain 😭😭
marlyn tolejano (21 days ago)
Dope. For real man.
Robbie Dobson (21 days ago)
This guy is so good I need a pair of custom Liverpool FC ones doing sick shoes fella
When he opened the door I though there would be a bulldog or something
Azam Mian (22 days ago)
i’m happy for him but what is it about the warehouse that is so funny 😂
Litam Lite (23 days ago)
Beware of dog Little puppy pops up
Landon Schlanger (23 days ago)
TheRedFury (23 days ago)
IZZY_ICEY (23 days ago)
Where can you buy
MSO Shawn (23 days ago)
Give him his own shop asap !
#LaughGags #has ur tag (23 days ago)
Joseph Cafaro (23 days ago)
It’s funny how it says beware of dog but the dog is the size of his shoe
Oskar Umeh (23 days ago)
yo i neeeeeeeed some of that
Syed MH (24 days ago)
seems like a cool dude
The guy wearing black Had a tshirt called basura It means garbage in filipino #proudfilipino
Basura is originally a Spanish word. The Spanish owned that Filipino ass back in the day.
Ardeshir Aidun (24 days ago)
dude where can I buy one
Don Alejo (24 days ago)
HGC_Hyper (24 days ago)
I have his air force ones lmao
Mark Zucccerburg (24 days ago)
Beware of the dog opens door sees puppy
ABathingShark (25 days ago)
U ain’t an artist if you use stencils.
patty (21 days ago)
ABathingShark Banksy isnt an artist
Max Moovin (25 days ago)
I love your story man. Keep up the great work. I'm inspired.
Dominic Minick (26 days ago)
Jason joints like dat I just don’t like those shoes if they were Kobe I would kill them joints
jo h (26 days ago)
Proud of you pro!! Would love some customs
jjhbred_v0id (27 days ago)
Why is he colour blind
Hennyfries1 7 (27 days ago)
Yooo Where can I cop a pair
tumisang kyng (27 days ago)
Everyone be aware of Dexter
Mark Abregana (28 days ago)
7:00 Ba. Su. Ra 🇵🇭
Fresh Boss (28 days ago)
This guy is a real inspiration and an artist. Love your work my guy and maybe in the future you can customise a pair of football (soccer) boots for me.
SK 101 (28 days ago)
bout Sierato tho
Jorge Romero (28 days ago)
Who else is here at 666k views?
David Lazaro (28 days ago)
Plz make me a pair of shoes my favorite is the Jasóne
D. Feliciano (28 days ago)
Thing is I don't find them that impressive, I bet I could do them better!
QoR uTo (29 days ago)
Man I like shoes too I'd totally buy some from him the thing is....I'm bRoKe.
QoR uTo (29 days ago)
omg dexter is soo cute maaan
Jorge Gonzalez (30 days ago)
Customize my Jordan 5 wings ! How much ???
David Ross (30 days ago)
Make one for ninja
Herson Ramos (30 days ago)
can u do soccer cleats
IISourAyyII (1 month ago)
I respect what this man does OD, but I personally don't like customs
FREAKENATOR (1 month ago)
Francisco Martinez (1 month ago)
Respect the hustle and props to the dude but the shoes don't look good.
LaVida2 (1 month ago)
dang should i shrink wrap my nikes when i am done with them?
Popoy Sapwet (1 month ago)
6:59 the shirt of that guy is a Filipino word

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