Air Jordan V “Miami Vice” Customs by SmoothTip

Coming up with a new never seen colorway is not easy for anyone at this point from Nike’s official designers to photoshop amateurs to sneaker customizers. But there is room to put a different spin on a supposedly overused color combo. SmoothTip took an often seen south beach look with these “Miami Vice” Air Jordan V customs. What started out as the Fire Red AJ V now has a hand painted gray upper from a previously all white leather. Next the black midsoles were graced with a turquoise to black fade with hot pink on the sharkteeth to match the pink sockliner and turquoise tinted clear soles. To finish the look with a bit more detail, a faux carbon fiber print was painted on the back heels for a bit more details.

SmoothTip is offering to make these in a limited run of 5 and you must provide the base shoes. Order them via his online shop at

Base shoe before customization, Air Jordan V Fire Red retro. Image via: