Nike Air Zoom Rookie “Raging Rookie” Custom by @GourmetKickz

In any line of business it is a good plan to be known for something. An even better plan is to be known for a few things. This latest custom by Chef of GourmetKickz is showcasing just one of the customizing features he has definitely worked to be known for: giving a modern technical athletic shoe, usually basketball, an entirely new upper finish. Previous pairs include his Custom Snakeskin Foamposites but this Nike Zoom Rookie got the suede treatment titled Raging Rookie.

Chef was inspired by the “Raging Bulls” all red suede Air Jordan V. The foamposite upper was covered in bright red suede using his signature “VT-Like” method for a seemless look and feel. To fit the AJ V concept even more reflective 3M Scotchlite style paint was added on the tongues and sidewall pods. From Chef, “The result is a clean custom that looks as if Penny and Jordan collaborated on a shoe.” No doubt, hmm it would be interesting to see a classic Air Jordan numbered model colorway inspired by the Penny line. Someone take that idea, and send us an email if you want another idea that we’d like to see.

To order your own Zoom Rookie Custom from Chef of GourmetKickz check his site and be sure to follow him on Twitter for the latest insight to his budding custom sneaker empire: @GourmetKickz

The reflective features in action: