It’s the VANS Slip-On Challenge | MTV Sneaker Wars

– One minute, one minute. – [Brittney] Oh my gosh. – [Sean] 60 seconds. – It’s getting hot. – We’re down to 30 seconds. And the looks on everyone’s faces change. – What’s popping everybody? I go by the name Conceited and welcome to MTV “Sneaker Wars.” We’re the only show where
two shoe customizers go head to head and kick to kick. But not only just for bragging rights, but for a chance to take
home the Sneaker Wars trophy. Each sneakerhead must
take one classic kick, one fire theme, and one secret element to remix them into a never
before seen creation. You guys did not make
it easy on us one bit. And of course you know
I did not come alone. You seen her on “Wild N Out.” She’s also an NBA host and sneaker influencer, Brittney Elena. – Gang, what’s good? – And also, we got the man
who needs no introduction. Co-founder of Round Two,
my man, Sean Wotherspoon. – What up? – Now, let’s meet our customizers. To my left, we have my man, Justin. – I’m Justin Heidrick. I’ve been customizing shoes
for about seven years. What I brand myself on
is trying to transform the actual shoe itself, instead of just putting a
good painting on the shoe. So that combined with my
photorealistic painting ability, I try to mesh those together
and create something unique. – And now going against
Justin, we got my man, Michael. – I’m ready. I’m Michael, I’m 28, and I’m
from Sacramento, California. My sneaker customization
journey started five months ago. I had some friends over to my house. I had everybody bring Yeezy 500s. We all dipped them in different colors and that was kinda where the process grew, starting to see that you could bring more to the silhouette than you’re
actually seeing on the shelf. – Now y’all ready to see the shoe we’re gonna be customizing today? Let’s bring them out. See what we got. – [Justin] Whoo! – The West Coast staple. Forever imitated, never duplicated. Today’s canvas is the original
waffle bottom skate shoe. It’s the Vans classic slip-on. Now, there is a theme here. Now the theme for this is cyber punk. A wonderful combo of high tech
mixed with a broken society. – So cyber punk to me
is a dystopian future. It makes me think of “RoboCop.” It makes me think of Tesla’s cyber truck. – But there is a hidden
element that you must use. You must add spare shoe
parts to the final product. Zippers, velcro, patches, anything a slip-on
wouldn’t have organically. This is something you don’t
really ever see on a Van. Are y’all ready? – Let’s do it. – All right, let’s get
some time up on the clock, and let’s get it popping. – At this point, I’ve done
some competitions in the past, so I’m definitely comfortable
with what I’m able to do. – So this is crazy. I’ve only been doing this
for about three, four months. I’m ready to give it my all and bring something really
different to the competition. – I used to wear Vans. – Slip-ons? – [Brittany] Yeah, I
used to skate in them. – I mess with the slip-on. I wear them skate high. – It’s a shoe that’ll never
really go outta style, especially for skaters. – [Sean] Dang, those look like he’s about to jump start that one. – Yeah. – Some jumper cables. – Vroom, vroom. – Yo. Nail in the rubber. – That’s real cyber punk. – Big Mike. – How you doing? – What you got going over here? So you put tape around it. Let’s us know what you’re
gonna do with the shoe. – So, I think I’m gonna add
either some aglets here and here to add some sort of lacing
system around the sides. I could take the lace locks,
using them as the braces to funnel the lacing system
through, and add open circuitry, thinking back to the days
of having a Game Boy Color that was translucent. Something that you could
see the internals of. – It’s a lotta big words,
but I understood it. – Yeah, yeah, yeah. – You know I understood it. – Dang, what you got going on? I like this. – Yeah, so it’s pretty
rough at this point, but trying to just sketch some things out. I wanted to start with a
portrait on the front panel, since that’s a smooth
canvas that I can use and kinda demonstrate
my painting abilities. And then I definitely
wanna add some details, like some hardware and
some industrial aspects, and work with that. – We only got 30 minutes left. Cooking, cooking. – And the looks on
everyone’s faces change. – I see no nervous sweat or nothing. These guys are just like– – [Sean] Maybe they’re so
nervous they can’t show it. – I woulda dropped the shoe
mad times with mad skill. – Over there like. – [Conceited] The colors on
Justin’s are popping like crazy. – He actually really drew a face on it. – Mike’s going detailed over there. I’m ready to see some
real intricate line work. – Time’s almost up. We got five minutes left, five minutes. – So we’re at five minutes left. I’m feeling a little
like a fish outta water. I’m looking over at Justin’s shoe and I’m seeing all the
elements he’s added. He’s put nails into the sides. He’s put lace tips on the back. He’s got nodes coming outta
the head of the drawing that he did. So I don’t know what I’m gonna do. – While I was working, I
wasn’t trying to look too much at what Mike was doing. It was a short amount of time and I was trying to focus on my work, but from what I did see from his, I am a little worried that
my shoe’s gonna be too busy in contrast to his, and that the judges might think
there’s too much going on. – One minute, one minute, getting hot. – Dang. – I really wonder if they
actually have everything done that they had planned. – We’re down to 30 seconds
and they’re still working, so. – They’re still trying to get
in their last minute touches. – [Sean] It’s kinda stressful. – Time. – [Brittany] Drop the shoe! – Whoo hoo! Yo Mike, let me see what you got going on over there, brother. – Given a white canvas,
I really wanted to bring some depth to a metallic
look using the black, white, and silver metallic paint. Then I taped off a section here to show some exposed circuitry. The extra laces were the mystery element that you guys threw in. I’ve had a great time being here and putting this all
together for you guys. – Justin, why don’t you show
us what you made up over there. – The one thing that I
wanted to capitalize on was the fact that it doesn’t have laces. So, it gives me a clean
canvas on the front. So I definitely wanted
to create a portrait that kind of set the tone
for the rest of the sneaker with this heavy cyber punk aesthetic, but I’m pretty happy
with how it turned out. – Me too. Man, you guys did an excellent job. You guys beat the clock. Present your kicks. – Yeah. – And unfortunately, I gotta kick you out ’cause I gotta deliberate
with my homies to see who won. – This is a lot to take in. It’s a crazy shoe. There’s a certain level of perfection that I kinda like though. You see how he did the lace locks? That kinda little detail trips me out. I love that. – This being in let’s say
a museum or something, I would think this is insane, crazy. – I don’t know, the more I look at it, I don’t like the spikes. – Really? – It’s just not for me. – I like the spikes,
but me, it’s the wires. To me, the wires are just too long. But now let’s move on to Mike’s shoe. As far as wearing, 100%. – I really like how the color varies from that dark to the light, and then it’s got the
glitter and the sparkles. – I can imagine what this
would look like in the sun. It would really pop. – It would be killer. – Portrait mode, cha-ching. – You know what I would like
to see was just more sole work. Mess with the sole a little more. Maybe cut some pieces out of it. When I look at it, I’m still
like, “Cool, Vans sole.” – This is hard. – [Sean] Both of them have
a different place, right? – Yeah, that’s the thing. That’s the problem with sneakers. There’s no wrong or right answer. You guys have a very
hard decision to make. Bring them in, bring them in. Now, we deliberated. You guys did not make
it easy on us one bit, but we are gonna talk
about each individual shoe. We’re gonna start it off with Mike. Brittney, take it away. – First and foremost,
both designs were amazing. Mike, I loved your shoe because
it would be more wearable. With me, I like to show my
sneakers off on my Instagram. I would automatic portrait
mode the metallic, I can think of the sun. Everything, bam, feed, Instagram, bam. – I really like the lacing function. I think I could really rock those. As far as my con, I think there
could be a little bit more elevation to it. I think maybe some more work on the sole, getting a little bit more crazy with it, but that being said, it’s very wearable. – [Conceited] Moving on. What you got to say about Justin? – You killed it, just off the bat. The image on the front, just
the attention to the detail. I love your moments of perfection in there ’cause you can tell that
you really spent time to make those holes perfect. Each line is painted so straight. I think my only con would just be it’s a little too loud then. The wires, I think, were
maybe a little too much. The studs and that kinda
stuff, a little too extra. – You went crazy, with
the spikes and everything. I will say though, your
shoe is not wearable. I feel like it’s a
masterpiece in a glass box. You don’t even wanna crease
nothing, do nothing to it. – Both of you were amazing,
but this is “Sneaker Wars,” and when you go to war,
it can only be one winner. It was not easy at all,
but we have to pick. The winner is, we’re gonna go with Justin. – I’m super happy with
winning this competition. I was happy with the
opportunity to show my work. – There you go. Happy, right? – Yeah. – So that’s yours. And now we will see you on another episode of “Sneaker Wars,” where we gonna kick it. Peace.


  • Marko would be great on this show

  • i like this show

  • stole idea from Jiedel

  • Conceited sat in a Man City kit after their performance the other day 😂

  • Give me cash prizes instead of that trophy bruh 🤣🤣

  • Instagram/carrereartco for dope affordable customs

  • Justwinnnnnn!

  • Loving this show!

  • Loving it!

  • Sierato 🔥 vs Marko 🍉?

  • Brittney Elena look like Christina Milian and Kat Graham mixed together

  • Can’t wait to see the SneakerMechanic


  • You should do an episode where you give twice the time and they do 2 shoes

  • i’ll wear them

  • get MARKO on the show plzzzzzzzzzz

  • Nigga on the right side of the judges side lookin like Sean Wotherspoon

  • Both 🔥🔥🔥

  • No spikes it's switches

  • No offense to the other dude, but the competition wasn't even close. Justin is the best shoe customizer in the game by far. He's definitely gonna win the whole thing

  • They both suck but the portrait one sucked less.

  • Con.. U killed this. 👌 Loved it. I b thru again soon 😍😉✨

  • Justin’s picture alone was to nice.. to draw that in that time 👌🏿

  • You should give them more time. These shoes could have been even better

  • I want this shoe👟 it 🔥

  • We need kickasso on this competition

  • Marko vs Sierato

  • Love this show, them shoes are killer man.

  • Get marko on this show fr

  • I wish I had this shoes the people at school would stop making fun of me for not having nice shoes

  • Thank Lord Justin won, I would flip out if a 3 month sneaker “artist” out won a 7 year sneaker artists who actually made a portrait and a Idea. Why the heck they judge wearability? You guys neeeeed to explain the rules to your artist before judging and start saying stuff.

  • Can you make another video about customizing sneakers

  • @wildin out you should get Marko he a bomb ass YouTuber who customizes so many things on of plenty shoes

  • That Show is wack af

  • put me on the show

  • Y’all should get Sophiesophs on here

  • @sneakerwars. Instead of giving the winners a trophy. Give them a 1 of 1 sneaker from any shoe brand, Nike, Adidas, Puma etc….?

  • Hey i would love to win the shoes i love sneakers and i would love to start collecting but i dont have the money to start i would really love to win if i do i am a men 10.1/2

  • U should’ve got MARKO he does so good with VANS

  • Get @Marko on this show

  • I was saying before the end if the judges didn't chose him because the shoes is not wearable I WILL PUT A THUMB DOWN AND UNFOLLOW THIS DAMN SHOW thanks GOD for them they do the right thing.

  • If Justin ain’t win I was about to flip cuz the other shoes was trash I could do that my self shit trash

  • I liked both! 😏 Both were uniquely great! 🔥🔥🔥

  • Um can MTV sneaker wars get their own YouTube Channel??? I dont want to subscribe to wildnout in order to watch sneaker wars!!!!

  • I want to win the shoes please please I’m begging y’all please

  • I want these shoes 🥵👍👍

  • This needs to be on Netflix

  • We need longer episodes in season 2

  • Get Eminem on the show

  • 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 need that in my life!!!!

  • I want to win the sneakers al the shoes are 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Justin 's portrait reminds me of Conceited

  • They should have marko on the show

  • Mike Shoe killed it i would wanted something I could wear everyday

  • That lady got no style🙄.did she just say "your shoe is not wearable "

  • Why he sound like he crying

  • This is art…🙌🏾…od

  • Congratulations, Adam Levine!! LOL

  • Justin got the crazy make-up hahahah

  • Nick Cannon opening doors and we criticize Him smh and what is Em doin? This generation is crazy

  • 1:52 come on conceited u said cannabis not canvas it’s not weed

  • Cheater

  • Mako and zhc should be on this like if u agree

  • Chose the wrong winner


  • 3:59 I wanna add some hurdware lol

  • Justin shoe go hard fr💯

  • I wish vexx was there

  • Mike’s idea with the lacing is dope af but i knew from the start that Justin would win

  • Awesome couldn't be a judge tho no way

  • My boy repn for Sac town.. 💪🏾

  • I need them shoes

  • The wires come out the brain and i think he won

  • Micheal's shoe is firee💥💥💥

  • More

  • It was a bit unfair

  • I want to win those 👟 pls see this comment I subscribed and everything

  • This should be like a Netflix or Hulu show and episodes should be longer with different challenges and different shoes per episode

  • If I win the sneakers on your post It’ll be dope


  • New favorite show!!!

  • Add a extra hour to the comp

  • When she said they weren't wearable, I thought that that statement was kind of bullshit. I actually have been customizing footwear for 5 years now and if he did everything correctly, then an individual would be able to wear them.

  • J-Heid!!! Let’s goo

  • I want the Easter custom yeezy please, been a fan of Wild and Out for about 3 years so I hope I get a chance and thank you for making everyone laugh

  • Why Britney get the same old dry title and Sean gets a new title every episode

  • I like the other guys shoe better.

  • Hey invite marko

  • I want those shoes please🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Justine sole Ten hundred design that's his character

  • Give them cash prizes, shoes, etc this takes
    some work and talent reward them better than a sneaker trophy lol

  • @sneakerwars I think mike one to be completely fair 🤦🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Honestly Mike should have won.

  • Jeez first one for sure, I’m tryna get those shoes🤘🏽🤘🏽🤘🏽

  • i need this shoe

  • they really brought a guy on that has only 5 month’s of experience of dipping hype shoes in dyes and claiming to be a sneaker “artist” …

  • shoe is not “wearable” … just because you wouldn’t wear it doesn’t mean it’s not wearable

  • When ever they come to a peace treaty

  • I want to see sierato and marko go head up

  • I disagree it was still nice tho

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