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New White Lace Wedding Converse

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I have a brand new design just added to the shop! If you're after something a bit different for your Wedding Converse and you're looking to keep with tradition (something blue and something new!), but want a modern twist then these White Lace Low Tops could be the shoes for you! Using a coloured canvas below the White lace gives a stunning and elegant affect. I have teamed these up with White ribbon laces, White Heel Tags and White Bows to give them a gorgeous bridal feel. Silver Swarovski Crystal Toes would add that extra bit of sparkle and create ...Read More

Award Winner!

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It's just been announced that Custom Converse has won the Silver Award for the Online Retailer category at the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2017! I was nominated in the Small Business category last year but came away empty handed, so to have won the Silver award this year is amazing! There are so many fantastic businesses in Cambridgeshire, and lots of new start-up's which only make the competition tougher. Custom Converse also celebrated it's 6 year anniversary back in October, so I'm one very proud business woman right now!

Christmas Delivery 2017

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We're back round to the time of year when things get busy in the run up to Christmas! Get yourself organised and make a note of the last date to place your order for delivery before Christmas. These are subject to change based on the volume of orders received, so the sooner you can get your order in the better. Remember each pair are hand painted and do take time to produce so there will be a wait of 10-14 days before your order is dispatched.

Doctor Who Galaxy

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Watch the next time lapse video to see how the Tardis from the Doctor Who Galaxy design is created. Use the link below to order your own pair today! https://www.custom-converse.co.uk/product/doctor-who-galaxy/    

Hills Road Sixth Form College

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My former college, Hills Road Sixth Form College, have put together a short piece on how I got into business straight out of education (despite not studying any creative A Level subjects!) Have a read of what I had to say below. INTERVIEW WITH HILLS ROAD ALUMNA JEN FOREMAN, FOUNDER AND OWNER OF 'CUSTOM CONVERSE'.  6000 PAIRS OF CUSTOM CONVERSE CREATED SO FAR! We are very interested in where your creative idea for the customised converse originated?  And if you have people helping you run the business or is it completely independently run? My first pair of customised converse were ...Read More

Beauty & The Beast

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Check out the latest time lapse video and see the Beauty & The Beast design take shape! Order your own pair here: www.custom-converse.co.uk/beauty-the-beast

Whoopi Goldberg on Loose Women

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If anyone was watching Loose Women this Friday then you will have seen the incredible Whoopi Goldberg receiving her London Landmarks Converse live on air! The Loose Women team got in contact with me to get a surprise gift organised for Whoopi and they requested a London theme with the Loose Women logo, and for Whoopi's name to be included somewhere on the Converse. I thought the main logo would work brilliantly as heel tags and would also leave the tongues free for personalising. The finished pair looked like this and went down very with with Whoopi and the Loose ...Read More

Give 4 Greg

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Greg has been treated for IBS for a while and his GP didn’t think it was a major issue. Gastro consultants and dieticians had confirmed the IBS diagnosis. At the end of October, Greg was experiencing some severe abdomen pains and vomiting that led him to be admitted to A&E. After an x-ray, he was told that they had a found a cancerous blockage in his bowel.  After further investigations, he was told the devastating news that the bowel cancer has also spread to his lungs and because of the extent of these tumours, they would only be able to offer ...Read More

Christmas Delivery

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  Make sure Custom Converse are at the top of your Christmas Wish List as there's not long left to get them ordered! Once the last order date has passed for the shipping destination the shop will not allow your order to be placed. From the 4th December the shop will be closed completely until the New Year so if you require your Converse for a birthday gift or wedding for the very end of the year or the start of 2017 you will still need to order before the dates provided in order to secure delivery. If you’ve missed ...Read More

5 Years of Custom Converse

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If someone had told my 18 year old self, studying hard for my A Levels to ensure I got into my first choice University before the Government tripled the fees; that in just over 5 years I would be celebrating the 5th Anniversary of my own business I would have laughed. This was never the plan! It wasn’t even an idea lurking in the depths of my mind. If you start to google ‘business plans’, ‘should I start my own business’, ‘is starting a business risky’, you are faced with page upon page of advice and tips, lists and statistics; ...Read More

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