A simple but detailed alteration can give a shoe an entirely different life. The hibiscus flower which goes by gumamela in the Philippines was the inspiration for this more masculine take on a flower design by Charles of CPB Customs. Starting with the Slate Blue Nike Dunk SB they were transformed starting with the painting and engraving of the gumamela pattern mixed in with roses, banana tree leaves, and thorns in black against the slate blue panels. The previously white Swooshes were given a coat of metallic gold with matching laces to tie in with the classic gum soles. As a nod to his country for a friend this custom is currently a 1 of 1.
Nike Dunk Slate Blue before Customization by CPB Customs. Image via: SneakerFiles.com