The current great will always be compared to Air Jordan. Grant Hill, Penny Hardaway, and Kobe Bryant were the first few. Lebron came in with years of comparisons, so much that now kids coming in 10 years later are compared to Lebron. But will Lebron overcome Jordan or will he establish his own completely unique legacy?
Inspiration comes from all places. For DeJesus Customs their latest custom work comes inspired by the way of eccentric rapper Trinidad James and his look from the video for his single All Gold Everything along with the work of another sneaker customizer. What started as an all white Pure Money $ AJ IV is now titled T.Jame$ 4 featuring an hand painted upper of bright red for the most part.
In celebration of The Game’s album release yesterday titled Jesus Piece, Dan of Mache Customs created a custom Air Jordan “player exclusive” style for the Los Angeles rapper. What was known as Game’s favorite Jordan model, the IV, Mache used the recent black/red retro release transforming the entire black suede upper into a toro bravo red to start. Next details of a hand painted GAME logo and Jesus piece were placed on the outer heels. Last touches of the album artwork grace the insoles with custom lasered shoelace deubrés made by his friend at Absolelute.com.
The years were 1989 and 1991, Michael Jordan and David Robinson, the Air Jordan IV debuted first and the Nike Air Command Force a couple years later. MJ continued to sell shoes obviously while Mr. Robinson never gained that status that could sell his own signature shoe. Surely Robinson influenced some sales. But Woody Harrelson playing as Billy Hoyle rocking the Command Force in White Men Can’t Jump is considered more significant than anything that happened in them around Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood. Yet for emmanueLabor this custom combining the both pairs was a way to bring him back to his childhood.