Monday, October 19, 2009

How we began

My name is Gina and this is my first blog post. I'm going to start from the beginning, the birth of Punk Your Chucks.

First, if you're wondering who I am, I am MAG's wife and co-founder of Punk Your Chucks.

How did we begin?

It was several years ago. I saw a pair of Converse online with Green Day painted on them. I could not believe it. I thought they were so cool!

I knew my husband was an artist, so I asked him if he could do the same type of art. He said he would try. So I bought our first pair of Converse. They were green.

He painted another design of Green Day and I put them on ebay. Well, they sold for over $150.00! And that's how it all began.

We then needed a name for our new company. I came up with the name Punk Your Chucks myself. I thought, well we're not just painting chucks, we're punking them out. So the name Punk Your Chucks was born!

For a few years we only sold our sneakers on ebay. We did very well, but we wanted to take our business to the next level. So we decided to have our website

We paid a lot of money for the design of our site (I could never do it myself). I still love it. It's easy to navigate and hopefully enjoyable to visit.

So that's how we started, next blog: the start of our celebrity clientele!

This is the first pair of Converse MAG ever painted. When I saw these years ago I flipped out!

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