Given that these are being released today you’d probably guess that jest3r of 3R Customs made them in celebration of the United States triumph in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The truth is they were made some time ago over the past year with inspiration from Kanye West and Jay Z’s “Otis” music video and the huge distorted US flag that hung from a building behind the two Watch the Throne artists.
As a complete recon-decon this American Vintage Nike Dunk started from the sole up. The outer panels were recreated with a blue denim covered in white screen printed stars. To contrast against the denim white leather inner panels, goil foil sockliners, gold midsole stitching, and metallic red leather swooshes were all used. To fit the “Otis” theme jest3r purposely gave all the materials a distressed look hence the “vintage” title, which as a personal pair he loves that they more he wears them the better they’ll look.
This pair is also the kickoff of a special offer to his fans:
[quote]If you have been following me on instagram (@3Rcustoms) you’ll notice that I’ve grown to enjoy posting pics of my midnight grind sessions, works in progess, wdywt’s, and most importantly, my #secretproject’s. Pretty much, if you want to get the quickest insider look at what I have going on, you’re going to want to follow me there. Currently, I’m on a mission to get to 10,000 followers.
The #10kfor10 is this: if you can get me to 10,000 followers during the #sneaksforweeks, I will make TEN PAIRS of free custom sneakers for followers chosen randomly from my instagram. Pretty simple, right? It’s got to be at least 10,000 followers though or no free pairs, so help me get there so I can make you some dope sneaks! – jest3r[/quote]