Custom handknit Converse Chuck Taylors and sneakers

Portland, Maine

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PrettySneaky is taking a short break


Note from shop owner The time has come to take a break from PrettySneaky, so I'm no longer taking custom orders. Thank you for your support and interest!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

The time has come to take a break from PrettySneaky, so I'm no longer taking custom orders. Thank you for your support and interest!


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About PrettySneaky

Sales 141
On Etsy since 2009

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Custom sneakers...knitted!

My grandmother taught me how to knit while I was growing up. She kept a basketful of yarn, knitting needles, and crochet hooks for my cousins and me to use when we stayed over at her house. I started knitting more seriously in high school and haven't really stopped since! I enjoy making all kinds of projects, from sweaters to felted animals to socks.

The knitted sneakers came about a few years ago, after I saw a knitted pair in a craft magazine. I made significant changes to their model, experimented on a few pairs of Chucks, and developed the techniques that I now use for PrettySneaky. I love the endless possibilities in design...I'm always finding new ideas for patterns.

I love living and working in my home state. PrettySneaky is part of my professional life that also includes teaching art history at a local college. When I'm not knitting, I enjoy playing ice hockey and spending time with friends and family. It all keeps me busy, but I love the mixture!

Shop members

  • Katie


    Hi! My name is Katie and I'm the knitter behind PrettySneaky. I live in Maine with my husband Sam and our dog Arthur, a German Shorthaired Pointer.

  • Sam and Arthur

    Marketing, Photography, And Moral Support

    Sam takes care of my shop photography and also makes sure my designs maintain adequate levels of geekiness. Arthur is our chief snack officer.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Returns of stock designs will only be accepted if the product is unused and in the orginal condition when it was shipped. Please contact me within 7 days of receiving the item. Return shipping cost is the responsibility of the customer.

Shoes with custom designs may not be returned.
In-stock items will be shipped upon receipt of payment..

Maine residents will be charged 5.5% sales tax.
I ship via USPS and will confirm when your item is in the mail. I use Priority Mail for US destinations and First Class for international. If you would like expedited shipping, please contact me for a quote.

Please note: international customers are responsible for all customs or duty charges applicable to their purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.