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Meet Our Deuce Custom Kicks Makers: Maria

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Recently, we ran our Deuce Custom Kicks design a sneaker contest, inviting you all to design a print for your dream canvas sneakers. Thank you to everyone that entered, we were overwhelmed with how many talented designs there were! We hope our Custom Kicks contest brought those who entered, a fun and creative outlet to lighten the mood during lockdown. Creativity can be discovered in all aspects of life, whether it’s the shoes you put on your feet, the places they take you, or the special moments you create in your day.


As we continue to celebrate creativity, we want to spotlight our Winner and Runner’s up, to give you an insight into the faces behind the designs that you loved and voted for.

 Meet Maria

You may have seen her design entry… 

 Deuce Custom Kicks Runner Up

Maria wins 1x pair of custom kicks to step up her sneaker game with her very own design. We can’t wait to see this design brought to life! In the meantime,  we spoke with Maria on all things creative and behind the scene details on her amazing design entry.



WHat does creativity mean to you?
M: Creativity to me, is about pausing, being present and in the moment. Life can be so busy, but when I start working on something creative, I completely relax and zone out. Creativity is a great outlet for self-expression when words cannot do justice. I love that you can use creativity to express your busy fast-paced lifestyle, but also to take a step back and reset your mind. .



what are you reading/listening to at the moment?
M: I have two books on the go currently; The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse and I’m re-reading This Is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay.



inspiration behind your design entry?
M: I live in a full house of boys and as a result, I tend to turn to design to embrace my feminine side, creating a soft, dainty art style. For my Custom Kicks design, I pictured myself as the customer and what I would like to wear and worked on my designs from there. Knowing the sneaker would be released in Spring/Summer, I was drawn towards leaves, flowers and soft pastel tones.



how would you describe your art/design style
M: Bright and full of layers. As an artist, I love intricate illustrations where the viewer can discover something new each time they look at it. When I'm designing, however, I prefer a clean, modern design.  



where can we find your work or follow your journey
Instagram: @artist.mariaelizabeth  Facebook:



At the very core of Deuce, we value the importance of experimenting, trying new things and not taking life too seriously. And over the past few months, we have learned the value and benefits of keeping positive and creative during challenging periods. We aim to continue to bring more creative activities to our community soon.