Not much separates sneakers from the crowd more than a 1 of 1 custom design. Some customizers rely on small runs of multiple pairs usually lacking intricate detail while others make it their bread and butter to bring the detail in something only one person could have. Finally we’ve made the effort to share some of the involute of work from United Kingdom based sneaker customizer Benji Blunt in this adidas Superstar 80s titled Dragons.
Only hours after Dan of Mache Customs posted his latest Nike Lebron X customs via his Instagram did @KingJames himself repost them. The idea that caught Lebron James’ attention was the Transformers Devastator themed pair in metallic green and purple. For the most part this was a simple customization as Mache used the options on Nike ID to create the pefect base of green and purple. His touch was the silver panelling painted to look like steel panels that were also given a reflective finish. The colorway was brought together with a simple Decepticon branding on the back heel triangles and embroidered logos on the tongue tags courtesy of @HerbJuice.
The Nike Lebron 8 South Beach is officially 2 years old this month. A way to measure the impact that colorway had on the custom sneaker game does not exist but it surely became the elephant print of 2011 to early 2012 with many a customizers taking the colorway to other shoes. A big impact of that is because customers loved the colorway themselves.