Artist Gives Nephew’s Shoes a Makeover Inspired by God of War

A talented artist decorates a pair of shoes with a unique painting based on God of War, featuring Kratos and his son, Atreus.


An artist probably made his nephew’s day by painting to order God of War art on a pair of shoes. The eye-popping depiction would likely win praise from fans even in a more standard medium, but given how unique it is, many are jealous of its recipient. God of War art.


God of War: Ragnarok released in 2022 to critical and fan acclaim, serving as a worthy successor to 2018 God of War rebooting the franchise. The hype surrounding the series has only grown since then, with a God of War TV adaptation and the promise of future games looking for new areas and pantheons in the future.

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Now a talented artist has illustrated the iconic Kratos and his son, Atreus, on a pair of Vans shoes. Artist oXFallenAngelXo shared photos of his creation on God of War subreddit, where they quickly garnered praise from viewers in the comments. One shoe features Kratos, while the other focuses on his son. The drawing and shading are excellent and the color pops strongly despite the unusual canvas it was painted on.

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Fellow fans in the comments expressed how impressed they are with oXFallenAngelXo’s creation and joked that they wished they were their nephews so they could God of War their own shoes. oXFallenAngelXo has previously shared other pairs of Vans that they’ve added images to, featuring characters from Spiderman and anime My Hero Academia. oXFallenAngelXo notes that it took them about 10 to 15 hours to complete God of War plan. Some expressed concerns about the unique video game shoes they wore rubbing off or ruining the design and suggested they wouldn’t actually wear them to protect the design. However, the artist noted that they use an acrylic finish over the art to protect it.

Fan artists are looking for almost any kind of medium these days to express their love for their favorite games. Creating art in shoes is just one example, as other fans of different games have done things like stained glass windows, laser art, or 3D prints of their favorite Pokemon. Great games end up inspiring artists, who in turn create great art for fellow fans – and sometimes even the game developers themselves – to admire. A fan suggested that Cory Barlog, who has been a major part of the series’ development since its inception on the PlayStation 2, should see the God of War shoes.

God of War: Ragnarok is now available for PS4 and PS5.

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