Published: 15th March 2018
Fancy a pair of shoes with hand-painted Minions on them? DxDM will do it for you
Custom shoes, anyone? Deeksha Marur is just getting started with her hand-painted shoes business
When Deeksha Marur found out that the little boy, for whom she had hand-painted shoes, sleeps in them, she was thrilled to bits. The reaction of these kids is why this NASR alum decided to paint shoes with doodles of Peppa Pig, Joker, Harley Quinn and many more. "You know how kids react when you hand them a puppy? That's the same reaction they have when they see my shoes," gushes Marur, who painted her first pair of shoes — minions playing football — in 2015. And since December last year, she has been taking orders, calling her brand DxDM – Designs by Deeksha Marur.
When your clothes can reflect your personality, why not your shoes?
Deeksha Marur, founder, DxDM
Besides hand-painting shoes, Marur also runs a digital agency along with her sister. For kids, she creates her custom designs on Hoopers' plain white shoes and uses either permanent markers or acrylic paints. "This is also a great way to reuse shoes," opines Marur, who has painted her old Converse shoes with motifs from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.
Beyond paint: As acrylics smudge off over time, Marur is trying to find other mediums and techniques to use
"Maybe it's in the genes," says Marur, when we ask her about her affair with art. Her mother is an artist and her father dabbles in art too. But there was a time when she did lose hope back in school when her art teacher wondered (out loud) how she would pass her Art board exam. Spoiler: She scored a whopping 79! Cut to the present, she has not only been invited by Collab House to conduct a workshop on painting shoes, she has also been invited by Hyderabad Kids Fair to put up a stall. "I am more than happy to do these things, but I just need some time to think about it," says Marur, who turns 30 on March 20. Happy birthday, girl!
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