Posts Tagged ‘Customs’

Dank Customs Outfits Entire Spurs Squad

Thanks to noted sneaker customizer Jake Danklefs, the San Antonio Spurs will be making a colorful statement in their first round matchup against the Golden State Warriors.

The Spurs contacted Danklefs before the start of the playoffs and asked him to give every players’ shoes a fiesta-inspired customization. Using San Antonio’s 90’s logo as a template, Dankflefs somehow customized all 18 sneakers in just 24 hours.

From Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News:

The Spurs reached out to Danklefs on Wednesday evening while in New Orleans to play the Pelicans. Once he agreed to take on the job, Danklefs picked up the sneakers on Thursday morning, begin working on the designs at 9 a.m. and did not finish until 3 a.m. Friday morning.

After a short nap, Danklefs then delivered the sneakers to the Spurs’ practice site before the team practice.

“I would say this is one of my best projects,” Danklefs told the Express-News.

Danklefs said he usually needs a few weeks to prepare for most projects. Danklefs requests are so long it usually takes six months to a year to complete. But understanding the Spurs were short on time, Danklefs designed 18 pairs of sneakers in 24 hours.

The Spurs will debut Dankfels’ creations in Game 1 against the Warriors on Sunday. See the whole slew of sneakers below.

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Nike Air Max 1 “Playstation” Custom by Dank Customs

The Force is strong on the Nike Air Max 1 “Playstation” Custom by Dank Customs. Inspired by the AF1 of critical acclaim, this blast from the past sees the same game graphics and gradient fade perfectly offsetting a polished black toe box.

Get a better look at these gems in the photos below, and to live everyday like it’s Air Max Day hit up Dank on IG for all order inquiries.

Nike Air Max 1 "Playstation" Custom by Dank Customs
Nike Air Max 1 “Playstation” Custom by Dank Customs
Nike Air Max 1 "Playstation" Custom by Dank Customs
Nike Air Max 1 “Playstation” Custom by Dank Customs
Nike Air Max 1 "Playstation" Custom by Dank Customs
Nike Air Max 1 “Playstation” Custom by Dank Customs
Nike Air Max 1 "Playstation" Custom by Dank Customs
Nike Air Max 1 “Playstation” Custom by Dank Customs
Nike Air Max 1 "Playstation" Custom by Dank Customs
Nike Air Max 1 “Playstation” Custom by Dank Customs

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adidas Ultra Boost “Missoni” Custom by JBF Customs

Who said the adidas Ultra Boost had to be Primeknit? Not JBF Customs. Dropping the functional threads in favor of Missoni Pillow and Veg Tan leather construction, leather laces from LaceLab, custom piping and hand painted stripes compliment this plush pair.

Though these were a special order for a client, you can custom order a pair at JBF Customs. Check ’em out in the detailed photos below.

adidas Ultra Boost "Missoni" Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost “Missoni” Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost "Missoni" Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost “Missoni” Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost "Missoni" Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost “Missoni” Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost "Missoni" Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost “Missoni” Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost "Missoni" Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost “Missoni” Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost "Missoni" Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost “Missoni” Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost "Missoni" Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost “Missoni” Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost "Missoni" Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost “Missoni” Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost "Missoni" Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost “Missoni” Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost "Missoni" Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost “Missoni” Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost "Missoni" Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost “Missoni” Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost "Missoni" Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost “Missoni” Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost "Missoni" Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost “Missoni” Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost "Missoni" Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost “Missoni” Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost "Missoni" Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost “Missoni” Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost "Missoni" Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost “Missoni” Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost "Missoni" Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost “Missoni” Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost "Missoni" Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost “Missoni” Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost "Missoni" Custom by JBF Customs
adidas Ultra Boost “Missoni” Custom by JBF Customs

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Nike SB Dunk High “Spilt Whiskey” Custom by Kickink Customs & Bespoke IND

Far from faded, the Nike SB Dunk High “Spilt Whiskey” Custom by Kickink Customs and Bespoke IND offers a premium upgrade to a model that helped build sneaker culture as we know it. Composed of bleached and whiskey stained leather and contrasted by Japanese selvedge denim, this luxe creation is hand sewn and features burnt oil whiskey back panels.

For a better look at these custom kicks, check out the photos and IG shot below. Make sure to follow @kickinkkustoms and @bespoke_ind for all order inquiries.

Nike SB Dunk High "Spilt Whiskey" Custom by Kickink Customs & Bespoke IND
Nike SB Dunk High “Spilt Whiskey” Custom by Kickink Customs & Bespoke IND
Nike SB Dunk High "Spilt Whiskey" Custom by Kickink Customs & Bespoke IND
Nike SB Dunk High “Spilt Whiskey” Custom by Kickink Customs & Bespoke IND

@chaseshiel_bespokeind X @kickinkkustoms @nike dunk sb “split whiskey” All bleached and whiskey stained and highlighted with @angelusshoepolish on Japanese salvaged denim , detailed burnt oil whiskey back panels All hand sewn using a waxed black thread by Chase one stitch at a time Size 8:5 men’s Up for sale hit my email if interested Kickinkkustoms@gmail.com #spiltwhiskey #whiskeychasers #chaseshiel #kickink #dunks #bleachedkicks #bleacheddenim #whiskeystained #la #sneakerart #sneskerartist #angelusdirect #angelusshoepolish #aceofcustoms #thekickzstand #tks #tksarmy #tksmovement #xchasemaccini #solecollectors #nicekicks #cityscape #nikedunks

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Air Jordan 10 & 11 “Cosmos” Customs by Rocket Boy Nift

Every so often, the “Galaxy” theme reemerges in custom, PE or retail form. Why you ask? Because it literally opened the floodgates for the creativity in colorways we see today.

Rocket Boy Nift is very aware of this on the Air Jordan 10 & 11 “Cosmos” Customs. Starry styling is inline with “Galaxy” garb of years past, but where RBN flexes his muscles and shows his skill is with the thermal painting that changes color with temperature. Talk about rocking heat. Peep these customs in the photos below and video above and keep up with RBN on IG.

Air Jordan 10 & 11 "Cosmos" Customs by Rocket Boy Nift

Air Jordan 10 & 11 “Cosmos” Customs by Rocket Boy Nift

Air Jordan 10 & 11 "Cosmos" Customs by Rocket Boy Nift

Air Jordan 10 & 11 “Cosmos” Customs by Rocket Boy Nift

Air Jordan 10 & 11 "Cosmos" Customs by Rocket Boy Nift

Air Jordan 10 “Cosmos” Custom by Rocket Boy Nift

Air Jordan 10 "Cosmos" Customs by Rocket Boy Nift

Air Jordan 10 “Cosmos” Custom by Rocket Boy Nift

Air Jordan 10 "Cosmos" Customs by Rocket Boy Nift

Air Jordan 10 “Cosmos” Custom by Rocket Boy Nift

Air Jordan 10 "Cosmos" Customs by Rocket Boy Nift

Air Jordan 10 “Cosmos” Custom by Rocket Boy Nift

Air Jordan 10 "Cosmos" Customs by Rocket Boy Nift

Air Jordan 10 “Cosmos” Custom by Rocket Boy Nift

Air Jordan 10 & 11 "Cosmos" Customs by Rocket Boy Nift

Air Jordan 11 “Cosmos” Custom by Rocket Boy Nift

Air Jordan 10 & 11 "Cosmos" Customs by Rocket Boy Nift

Air Jordan 11 “Cosmos” Custom by Rocket Boy Nift

Air Jordan 11 "Cosmos" Customs by Rocket Boy Nift

Air Jordan 11 “Cosmos” Custom by Rocket Boy Nift

Air Jordan 11 "Cosmos" Customs by Rocket Boy Nift

Air Jordan 11 “Cosmos” Custom by Rocket Boy Nift

Air Jordan 10 & 11 "Cosmos" Customs by Rocket Boy Nift

Air Jordan 11 “Cosmos” Custom by Rocket Boy Nift

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JBF Customs Merges Two Very Unique Muses

Kobe Bryant and Birkenstock sandals. To most of us the connection is lost, but to JBF Customs it’s quite clear. On the Cleveland creative’s latest launch he introduces his own “Fade to Black” Pack using the Birkenstock Boston. Why such a footwear choice though? Well, if he was Kobe that’s all he’d wear now that he’s retired.

As expected with anything attached to the Incomparable name, the final product is dope. Scaled styling ties in the JBF motif many of us found his work by, while also paying proper tribute to the Black Mamba. Gradient fade among pairs make this Boston bunch fit for the lifetime Laker. Check out photos below and visit JBF Customs to scoop these slides.

White Python Birkenstock Boston 3

White Birkenstock Boston

Grey Python Birkenstock 4

Grey Python Birkenstock Boston

Charcoal Python Birkesnstock Boston 4

Charcoal Python Birkenstock Boston 2

Black Python Birkenstock Boston 3

Black Python Birkenstock Boston

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Custom Sneaker // Nike Roshe Run “Tuskegee Airmen” by Bago Customs

With the month of February right around the corner, the commemoration of Black History Month is prevalent within sneaker culture. However, it seems as though Bago Customs is looking to get a head start as the talented artist has unveiled the “Tuskegee Airmen” Nike Roshe Run custom.

Commemorating the African American fighter pilots, this custom employs features of fighter jets throughout the upper with a colorful forefoot being canvassed in hues of red and yellow. In addition, the outsole of the model is fixed in shades of grey, that I’m sure our EIC George Kiel will enjoy.

To see more, check out the images below.

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Dank Customs Creates “Whataburger” Inspired Nike Dunk Lows

For many Southerns there is essentially an unwritten rule that everyone must enjoy Whataburger. From their incredible Spicy Ketchup to the patented Cheeseburgers, plenty of “outsiders” from other states will attest to the goodness of the hamburger chain as our own Sid Ashford has witnessed plenty of NBA stars covet the staple after games during his Kicks on Court experiences.

Building upon the aforementioned hype, noted sneaker artist Dank Customs recently created a “Whatburger” Nike Dunk Low that features the rather iconic orange color-blocking and pinstripes throughout the upper. In addition, further shades of orange are seen as well while being serendipitously accentuated by an aging outsole that provides the perfect touch. All in all, Dank Customs continues to provide quality work and you can see more of his creations over at his Instagram account.

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Interview // SolesBySir Discusses His 1-of-1 Customs for “The U”

As we’ve chronicled this entire week, the Miami Hurricanes and the Nebraska Cornhuskers are set to lock horns in Miami today, as these two adidas sponsored schools are being outfitted by 1-of-1 customs by both Mache275 and SolesBySir.

Yesterday we featured an exclusive interview with the aforementioned Mache275, as he detailed the experience of working specifically with the Nebraska Cornhuskers during this venture. Today, we’ll highlight Miami alumni SolesBySir as he provides unprecedented work for the ‘Canes as they are set to hit the field in over 100 different custom models created by the talented Miami native.

To see for yourself, scroll through the page below to enjoy.

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Nice Kicks: First off, how surreal of an opportunity is this for you to create custom cleats for the Miami Hurricanes within this storied rivalry?

SolesBySir: It’s crazy, Pierce. To be able to create over 100 paris of cleats for the guys on the team has been surreal. We’ve spoken over the past year and to be able to go from a cardboard box, to a handful of guys, to a quarter of the league and now being able to work with a great brand like adidas – then to be able to do it for my alma mater, is just the icing on the cake for me.

Nice Kicks: Usually when you’re working with NFL players, you’ll have a selected amount of cleats that you’ll have to create. However, with this endeavor, you’re making custom cleats for an entire team. How has the process been with such a large amount?

SolesBySir: It’s been a learning curve to be honest with you. The experience has been sort of hectic at times, but I’m super lucky to be apart of the game. It’s been over a hundred pair of cleats and the thing with me is that i’m more of a “1-of-1” guy, but working with this project and adidas, i was able to make every cleat an “individual cleat”, while keeping a common theme and building off of the notion of family.

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Nice Kicks: What was the inspiration process behind creating these custom cleats?

SolesBySir: I kind of had to sit there and think for a second because I went to The U, but I wanted to refrain from using the sayings that you’ve always heard. We’re trying to turn the corner here as a program, and I wanted to show that. So within my creation process I utilized a pattern motif, were it’s almost like a “shedding skin”. We want to make a stamp in the tradition of The U. Adidas has signed on for twelve years and I hope to be apart of something special for the duration of that. This project will signify how well we respect our history and where we came from but evolve into something new.

Nice Kicks: You spoke on bringing that swagger back to the University of Miami, where there any specific players that you had in mind that could be the perfect muse to bring that ideal back?

SolesBySir: That’s the cool part about this project, we had all of the players create a tribute and let us know why they wanted to com to The U. You had a ton of guys state “Sean Taylor is the reason why I came to The U” or “Ray Lewis made me come to The U” or “Ed Reed”. I was able to take one cleat, I believe the right foot, and I would paint “Thank You Ray Lewis”, for instance. Just because the idea is “shedding” and turning a corner, we refuse to forget our history and its important to show that when you graduate from The U; you are The U.

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Nice Kicks: How in-depth were the players’ input on the custom cleats?

SolesBySir: What we had them do was to give three sayings that describes them. Some of them placed the word family, or Georgia-born, or Rest in Peace messages – just different things. I wanted to make the left shoe of each model specifically for the players. You’ll see their last name, The Miami Hurricanes logo and something about them. Some have placed “From Nothin’ To Somethin’”, others placed “Exit 1”, meaning where they came from in Florida. Everything is utilized to represent them. The funny thing is that you’d think 103 players are different but there are so many similarities and they’re all positive.

Nice Kicks: Were there any distinct cultural cues from the city of Miami itself, that you utilized within this project?

SolesBySir: 100%. The thing with Miami is that we are not very subtle. We are loud. We do it big, and everything about this city screams “loud”. From Ocean Drive to Downtown, we don’t blend in. And no disrespect to any other portions of the state, but this is not “Middle America”. You come here to vacation and party – & we live here. We’re proud of where we come from. So when we walk onto a field, we want you to know where we’re from and to never forget it. So I wanted the cleats to reflect that by not “blending in”. You’ll know that Brad Kaaya and the rest of the ‘Canes has a custom pair of cleats on, no matter what point in time you tune-in. I hope when people see the work, they’ll know this is The U.

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Nice Kicks: How did you attack creating so many cleats in this short amount of time?

SolesBySir: The NFL guys will ship you ten to twenty pairs of cleats at a time. Which is overwhelming on its own, but I remember when adidas sent me the first batch and it was over 80 pairs of cleats. I had an entire wall of black blocks with three stripes. It was definitely hard and overwhelming at first, to be quite honest. At the beginning, I took them one cleat at time because I wanted to make sure that I was in love with the design. I must’ve done five pairs until I became comfortable. It’s funny because I actually went to my mom and asked her: “what cleats screams “Miami”?” and after showing her the final product that I had in mind, and getting her approval – It was a go! After that, I would knock out 20 to 25 pairs at a time.

Nice Kicks: What has been a more liberating process for you so far in your career: Working with NFL players or College Institutions such as the University of Miami?

SolesBySir: It’s definitely college, because the thing about this is that there are a lot of guys that will never be able to player professional football, that’s just reality when it comes to college sports. It’s the guys like the third-string kicker or the fourth-string offensive tackle, that kept me inspired. Some guys have never seen a custom shoe, and this may ultimately become a trophy for them. Five years down the line when they are a lawyer or a doctor, they’ll be able to look back and remember that moment and that specific game.

Nice Kicks: Lastly, within your career, what has been more fulfilling: Seeing all of these Miami guys in your custom creations or seeing Marshwan Lynch prior to Super Bowl XLIX in your all-gold cleats?

SolesBySir: Man! You’re pushing it! It’s kind of like a parent picking children, you love them both in different ways, but both equally the same, ya’ know? Marshawn certainly pushed me to another level and really allowed me to reach additional media outlets. However, I feel as though this whole endeavor with UM will certainly create future opportunities and propel myself, adidas and The University of Miami up a few notches. Not to mention how much this could help in regards to recruiting. If I can help pull in one guy through creating custom cleats for the school, then that’s one step closer to my school getting another national championship.


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Air Jordan 5 “Salmon Toe” Custom by Fuda Customs

Pulling from one of Ronnie Fieg’s most popular and coveted collaborative motifs, sneaker customizer Fuda Customs reimagines the Air Jordan 5 for this “Salmon Toe” body of work. Using the Air Jordan 5’s “Pre-Grape” variation as the base, Fuda hits up the toe and synonymous shark teeth accents with a vibrant salmon shade. Leaving the majority of the silhouette’s blue base in tact, a detailed look at Fuda Customs’ Air Jordan 5 “Salmon Toe” Custom is featured after the jump. Let us know where these fall on your list of favorite customs down below and be sure to head over to Fuda’s online shop to inquire about a pair of your own.

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Air Jordan 5 "Salmon Toe" Custom by Fuda Customs

Air Jordan 5 “Salmon Toe” Custom

Air Jordan 5 "Salmon Toe" Custom by Fuda Customs

Air Jordan 5 “Salmon Toe” Custom

Air Jordan 5 "Salmon Toe" Custom by Fuda Customs

Air Jordan 5 “Salmon Toe” Custom

Air Jordan 5 "Salmon Toe" Custom by Fuda Customs

Air Jordan 5 “Salmon Toe” Custom

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