For the seventh year a group of sneaker heads in San Antonio, Texas are putting on SASneaksUp a sneaker show with less emphasis on the buy/sell/trade atmosphere and more on the display of collections, authorized dealers and a custom sneaker hunt titled Sole Search. The sneakers are customized by Dank Customs and sponsored by DecadeFootwear. Previous years have seen customs inspired by Orchard St Dunks and Entourage AF1s with a round of 5 pairs hidden throughout the city the week of before the event with a 1 of 1 design raffled off the day of. This year the theme is Doom and the Air Max 1.
The 5 pairs hidden with clues from SAsneaksup on Facebook as to where they may be were inspired by the supervillain character Doctor Doom of Marvel Comics. The Fantastic Four archenemy’s look was captured on the AM1 in three hues of green as is the Doctor’s cloak. Next a hint of yellow on the eyelets as seen on his cape, brown laces for his belt, and of course a slight metallic gray for his trademark metal mask cover the midsole and Swooshes. Dank Customs attention to detail work can be seen with an engraved Swoosh on the suede mudguard along with a set of tongue tags featuring Doom, and lace dubrets by Absolute.
Nike Air Max atomic green base before customization by Dank Customs. Image Via Solecollector.com