Sam Van IJzendoorn, better known as VIJZ is a craftsman shoemaker based in the Netherlands. Sam, like other creatives like Dominic Ciambrone, customizes sneakers maintaining the most important element: the sole.
VIJZ’s customizations are complete as he dismantles the entire shoe to create something totally customized, from the toe to the laces.
Sam started restoring sneakers from his home room 7 years ago. His goal was to restore collectibles thanks to his great devotion to sneakers. After years of practicing for many hours a day, VIJZ has made every pair of sneakers he customizes durable, timeless and unique.
All of these shoes are designed and created by himself which makes them an original piece made with a lot of detail and executed with precision.
Sam’s most popular donor shoes are Nike Air Max 1, Nike Air Jordan Low or Mid or Asics Gel Lyte, but he has also customized Air Force 1 or a pair of Adidas Yeezy Boost 350.
VIJZ offers its shoe customization services in two ways: by launching editions such as the Asics Gel VIJZ III – Miami Exotic limited to 4 pairs or Air Force 1 – Skunk 420.
The prices of these collector’s items range from 1,000 to 1,600 euros with a delivery time of 10 to 12 weeks. The creation process starts right after payment is confirmed.