With their connection to Nike Sports it is well known that the University of Oregon gets pretty cool hookups with exclusive products. One that really sticks out are the “Pit Crew” Air Jordan 3 given away to members of the men’s basketball student cheering section known as the Pit Crew. Covered in Oregon motif like the yellow O and duck feet they are likely a pair the general public will never get to own. Unless they get a customizer to make a pair.
Earlier this year Mache made this alternate green Pit Crew Air Jordan 3 custom. This time around is the Pit Crew Air Jordan 5 from emmanueLabor. Starting off with a pair of the black/silver AJ 5 retros emmanueLabor made most of the customization in smaller details: the “shark teeth” were painted green along with the stitching of the #23 heel logos. The first Oregon highlight added were of the two yellow duck feet on the back heels. Finally the biggest change came in the form of a remade tongue. EmmanueLabor kept the classic AJ 5 look using a yellow reflective material and stitched on the Oregon O logo in yellow material. Seemingly simple but getting the theme across well.