Fans of Tennent's, Buckfast and MD2020 can now buy customised trainers inspired by the drinks.

After a successful launch of a range of custom Nikes, Customs Glasgow have released a second collection of trainers – and they’re inspired by popular drinks.

Customs Glasgow was set up during lockdown by two friends, Fergus McPhillamy and Euan Angus, who graduated from University this year.

The pair started customising trainers during lockdown as a way to keep creative, and, after gifting a pair, realised there was a gap in the market.

Their initial launch featured famous Glasgow landmarks such as the Finnieston crane, Duke of Wellington’s cone and the Armadillo.

Speaking to Glasgow Live, engineering graduate Fergus said: “With all the covid stuff going on we thought we needed to make money and do something with our time.

“It’s been difficult for graduates, there’s not a lot of jobs out there at the moment but we wanted to keep busy and think outside the box.

“My mind has been taken over by engineering the last five years so to do something like this has been really fun.

“We’ve got people queueing up for bespoke stuff and we’ve had a great reaction to our Glasgow collection too.

“Coming from a small town in the Scottish Borders, we have chosen to pay tribute to the impact Glasgow has made on us both.

“We knew we had to pick designs and symbols that were instantly recognisable to all Glaswegians.

“We love Glasgow but this is just the start for us – hopefully we can do other cities in the future too.”

Drinks inspired trainers

drinks trainers

Picture: Customs Glasgow

The first range, which was extremely popular, has paved the way for launch two, titled guilty pleasures, which is available to buy now.

Each pair take around 10-20 hours to complete from start to finish, which Fergus explains: “Each pair take around 10-20 hours to take from concept to reality”

The guilty pleasures collection features colours and designs inspired by MD2020, Buckfast and Tennent’s with names such as big juice (Tennent’s), Mad Dog (MD2020) and commotion potion (Buckfast).

The new range is priced at £114.99 and available to buy here.

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Rosalind Erskine

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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