The Air Jordan XI seems to be in a close competition with the Lebron X as the current it shoe among customizers(and their customers). With more releases this year scheduled and restocks of recent releases like the XI Playoffs aka “breds” we can only expect more customs. Times sure have changed as just as a few years ago most people would type in the comment sections “oh they are cool but people would think they are fakes, so I wouldn’t rock em.” But with such a complex and distinguished design the XI really only looks good with simple customization.
Where was this color combo in 1995? This would of set the court on fire for the Georgetown Hoyas’ young Allen Iverson. The classic cool gray retro of the Air Jordan XI has been given a navy upgrade. The previously gray patent was refinished in the shade of blue with accents on the sockliner and tongue embroidery. The Jordan Brand team sponsors missed out on this combo for Jordan’s college rivals. With the rise of XI customs could we see that shoe in more outlandish color combos if these customs keep catching fire across the Interwebz?
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.
How else will you accomplish a goal if you don’t push yourself out of your comfort zone? Ask Demetrius Mensah of GroundBreaker Customs and he’ll tell you. Demetrius chose to make his latest pair of customs be a challenge in another step forward to customizing a pair of kicks through the decon-recon process. As someone who has been customizing coming up on three years now he was unsatisfied with the lack creativity in his work, wanted to start commanding more respect from his sneaker customizer peers and overall just kick GB up a notch. What did he do? These Nike Dunks titled Untit1ed.