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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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I Spent An Entire Day Breaking Bread with Mr. Cartoon and Nike Sportswear Celebrating 45 Years of Cortez

photos & words // Ray P.:

Being born and raised in NYC, I never understood the Nike Cortez because we didn’t wear those. However, we always respected the silhouette because it was the Air Force 1 of the West Coast. This shoe is an example of a product that transcends sport and is representative of a culture. As a new resident of the city of angels, I can’t think of a better way to be welcomed to Los Angeles than with legendary tattoo artist Mark Machado, more famously known as Mr. Cartoon, celebrating 45 years of the Nike Cortez.

Kicking off the two part experience, Nike arranged lunch at Guelaguetza, Mr. Cartoon’s favorite Mexican restaurant, serving a special catered menu that included Mole, Quesillo Fundido, Empandas, and fresh fruit refreshments.

While enjoying all these cultured dishes, which by the way would get a 5-star review on Yelp from me, Mr. Cartoon broke down his connection to the Nike Cortez and how the sneaker became assimilated to culture. From being recognized as the choice of footwear for notorious gangs to being the go-to shoe for students, cheerleaders, and common people alike, the Cortez now in 2017 is symbolic of style with lots of heritage behind it.

We were into Low Riders and we looked at the Cortez as a car for our feet. We would find different ways to trick it out and that had a lot to do with getting creative with our pants that had starch ironed creases.

While recognizing what the Nike Cortez meant in decades prior, Mr. Cartoon is very accepting of all the new materials, shapes, and themes placed on the silhouette to keep it alive. Some may think hipsters are ruining the Cortez, but Mr. Cartoon loves how you don’t have to be scared to wear the shoe anymore. In fact, during our lunch Nike previewed a new collaborative collection designed by Cartoon that won’t debut until July. All I can say for now is Cortez lovers will go crazy about the details and the people of Los Angeles will be drooling.

Capping off the lunch, Nike and Mr. Cartoon gifted me my first pair of Cortez. Of course I had to have the OG sign the pair. What a true honor it was. Soon after Cartoon pulled out his low rider for a photo op.

Just when I thought the day couldn’t get any better, Nike brought me to Delicious Pizza for an exclusive pop-up party which hit max capacity in no more than half hour. Sounds provided by Soulection and DJ Mustard coupled with sangria, modelo beer, and tons of food on deck turned the party into an serious dance pit. And how could I forget a small bodega in a corner of the venue with free snacks, drinks and all the candy you could possibly want.

Los Angeles has a lot of love for the Cortez and I could show you better than I could tell you. Browse ahead as I recap my day and night with Nike Sportswear and Mr. Cartoon for the 45th anniversary celebration of the Nike Cortez.

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Meet the Least Influential People of 2015 

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Three Martinis With Cate BlanchetRead the entire story here. 

Three Martinis With Cate Blanchet

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Star Wars’ John Boyega Reveals the Entire Plot of The Force…

Star Wars’ John Boyega Reveals the Entire Plot of The Force Awakens

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See Kanye West’s Entire Yeezy Season 2 Collection Click here for…

See Kanye West’s Entire Yeezy Season 2 Collection

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Jason Collins, Gamechanger of the Year For his entire…

Jason Collins, Gamechanger of the Year

For his entire twelve-year NBA career, Jason Collins has been the consummate under-the-radar guy—a defender, a facilitator, a big, tough seven-footer. Last spring, though, it was finally his turn to be the man in the spotlight, making history by becoming the first openly gay athlete in any of the four major American team sports. The still unsigned (hmmm…) free agent tells Andrew Corsello that even if his playing days are over, his work is just getting started.

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