One of the largest social media sites, Instagram, has created a huge following, and now there are many applications that allow Instagram users to print their digital pictures onto cards, magnets, and stickers. Soon, Instagram enthusiasts will be able to take their pictures to a new platform — their shoes.

 

Adidas has just announced the release of a new application that will allow users to customize their sneakers with their own Instagram photos. The Adidas Photo Print App will allow customers to personalize their Adidas ZX Flux shoes and is set to launch in August 2014 for iOS and Android devices.

 

Adidas Instagram Shoes (www.recode.net)

Adidas Instagram Shoes (www.recode.net)

Although Adidas has not given out too many details about the application, their recent Instagram post says,

“ARE YOU READY? Take the #zxflux to the next level with the ultra innovative photo print app from #miadidas. Print your favourite photos straight on to one of 2014’s hottest silhouettes and make a statement on your sneakers like never before.”

 

Now, customers can walk around with their favorite Instagram pictures on their shoes for everyone to see. Any recent photo uploaded onto Instagram will be able to be transformed into a personal fashion statement on Adidas ZX Flux shoes. The Photo Print App will take personalization to a level we have yet to see in the athletic shoe market.

 

Adidas ZX Flux vs. Nike Roshe (www.sneakernews.com)

Adidas ZX Flux vs. Nike Roshe (www.sneakernews.com)

Websites like SneakerNews.com have compared the shoes to the Nike Roshe, asking “is the Adidas ZX Flux this year’s Nike Roshe?” Both shoes have a modern, minimalistic aesthetic and a relatively low price tag. The Nike Roshe start at about $70 and the Adidas ZX Flux begin at $85. It is still unclear how Adidas will compete with the popularity of the Nike Roshe in the upcoming year, but their innovative new application gives them a creative advantage that is sure to appeal to many shoppers.

 

What do you think of the Adidas Photo Print App? Would you use a shoe customizing application? Let us know in the comments below or tweet me @LydiaYekalam