Cement Elephant Print Nike Lebron 9 by emmanueLabor

If there is just one factory released sneaker from Nike that has had a bigger influence on custom sneakers than the Air Jordan III please name what that shoe is. The main source of inspiration from the Air Jordan III is obviously the elephant print. In the early to mid 2000s an attempt at recreating Nike’s elephant print was sort of like an initiation right into sneaker customization. Regardless if the print results were good or bad it showed where that customizer may be in terms of drawing and painting skills as well as patience and focus. The print can be hard to replicate and obvious when it isn’t up to par.

Let’s say if par is 4 attempts on elephant print then these Cement Nike Lebron 9 by emmanueLabor is at least an albatross. What started out originally as the all black Lebron 9 was partly deconstructed and reconstructed with the black/cement gray Air Jordan III in mind. As a customer request emmanueLabor covered all the details including the red eyelets, gray tongue¬† but with a carbon fiber textured material and the signature red lining. The best shot though is the pretty much on point elephant print on a cement gray mesh with bright red Swooshes for that extra pop. I wonder if these will stay 1 of 1? Doubt it.

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Cement Nike Lebron 9 with elephant print prepped for sewing
Cement Nike Lebron 9 with elephant print
Cement Nike Lebron 9 with elephant print
Cement Nike Lebron 9 with elephant print
Cement Nike Lebron 9 with elephant print