Air Jordan 1 “RAW” Customs by Sab One

Boston based customizer Sab One brings together the world of Air Jordan with that of RAW Rolling Papers. The classic Air Jordan 1 was given a painted addition of tan to it’s common red, black, and white combination. The biggest detail added is the RAW logo in red across the back in seemingly spot on detail down to the speckled edges of the lettering. 

Air Jordan 3 “Cork” by District Customs

The Nike Lebron 10 Cork was one of the most anticipated sneakers we’ve seen in a while and naturally that translates into inspiration for sneaker customizers. The most recent artist to tackle the Cork theme is District Customs with this pair of Air Jordan 3s. Taking the White Cement 3 as a base, District Customs spent 60 long hours engraving and painting the tumbled leather upper to resemble the porous cork material. The tongue, liner and mudguard feature a deep brown while the tongue liner has been dyed a wine-tone, continuing with the classy theme.  DC also included reversible cork/gold dubres, designer wooden  shoetrees, custom hand tags, and a custom engraved wooden slide box with a golden plate and leather strap.

EmmanueLabor: Brotherhood of Traveling Shoes Custom Nike Air Force 1

Seattle, Washington based shoe customizer EmmanueLabor is making sure you do not get lost trying to keep up with his custom skills in his latest custom Nike Air Force 1 titled “Brotherhood of Traveling Shoes”. They were created as a gift for a woman’s husband who is a mapper, better known as cartographer. Her husband was stationed overseas during the summer of 2009 and had the chance to visit quite a few countries: France, Barcelona, Kosovo, Germany, Amsterdam, and many more.

Using the “decon-recon process” EmmanueLabor’s choice of navy blue, red, and muted gold are a great American colorway that represent an American traveler very well. If you look close enough he actually recreated the path the woman’s husband took with red stitching pinpointing each country all across the maps on different panels of the shoe. The muted gold is actually a ripstop material that has horizontal and verticle lines that go great with the latitude and longitude measuring of a map. EmmanueLabor seriously shut it down with this pair. Forget other customizers being able to catch up, the world’s giant shoe companies really can not see him either right now.

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