Sneakercon NYC Photo Recap: Customs Edition

Sneaker conventions are one of the most highly anticipated events in today’s sneaker culture. Hundreds of sneakerheads young and old (but mostly really young) come together in a large open space to buy, sell, trade, and gawk at sneakers and sneaker-related apparel. SneakerCon is one of the largest and most well-known conventions, traveling to various cities around the country multiple times a year. The lines are long, it’s loud and hot, and it’s amazing!

When you go to a sneaker convention, ain’t no half-steppin’. People go to stunt and to watch others stunt with rare and expensive Player Exclusives, samples, super duper hyperstrikes, and of course, customs. When the cameras start flashing or when a cutie is checking you out, you don’t want your shoe game to be sub par, do you?

Nike Lebron 9 Low “Horizon” by District Customs

Summer is here so naturally the customs are getting brighter. District Customs is back, this time with his custom Nike Lebron 9 Low “Horizon.” Using the Lebron 9 Low “Mint” from the Easter pack as a base, DC painted each shoe a different colorway to fit the same theme.

“DJ Flying Lotus” Custom Supra Skytops by District Customs

Occasionally, customizers have to step up and meet near impossible deadlines. As was the case for District Customs when one of his favorite musicians contacted him to create this pair. Los Angeles DJ/Producer Flying Lotus was scheduled to perform in Washington, D.C in late April 2013. Trevor of District Customs got the pair of white Supra Skytops the day before and immediately got to work. Armed with a paintbrush and directions to “do his thing,” District Customs spent the next 25 hours crafting this 1-of-1 pair for Fly Lo so that he could hand deliver them to him before the performance.