Michael Jackson “Smooth Criminal Classics” Custom Nike Shoes by Swaves

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Earlier this Summer Michael Ward who goes by the shoe customizer name: Swaves released a Michael Jackson themed custom sneaker around the 3 year anniversary of Jackson’s death. For some time Swaves had wanted to create a tribute to the King of Pop but he ran into a creative wall. Every idea he had was too abstract or too complicated so he let it sit. After a few months it came to him: 5 pairs of custom sneakers to match the five decades of his life.

The base shoe of choice was a mostly white with a bit of red Nike Classic high tops. Sticking to a style he is known for, Swaves meticulously hand painted a repeating pattern of 4 of Jackson’s iconic “Smooth Criminal” silhouettes on both sides of each shoe. They feature the hat, glove, jacket, hair, shoes and moves that he made famous. At this point Swaves still has 3 pairs left for 3 more diehard MJ fans.

See more of Swaves work and buy the Smooth Criminal Classics via his website: CustomSwaves.com

Brandon Laskowskihttp://www.evolved-footwear.com
I began customizing sneakers around in 2000 and have enjoyed watching the art grow from a handful of people posting online to countless people all over the world. In 2009 I founded PaintOrThread.com to be THE source for anyone interested in customizing sneakers. So please enjoy the photos, share your thoughts, and feel to send me a message: [email protected]

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