One of the easier “concepts” in the custom sneaker world is that of the color swap. It involves the customizing a pair of sneakers into a different colorway based on an officially released colorway of a different model of shoes. Even though the creativity needed to complete a color swap is basic, the skills needed to pull off a decent end result take some practice to achieve.
One color swap idea too many leads to another? Sneaker customizer by the name of Kurtzastan intended to make a ever so popular South Beach themed custom sneaker on this previously “Easter” colorway Nike Lebron 9 but had seen enough. Instead he decided to recreate a lesser seen colorway of the Lebron 9 high’s official release, the blue and orange “China” version. The entire upper was changed from a turqouise to crystal blue with details of an orange Swoosh and the Year of the Dragon graphics recreated on the tongue tags.
The Air Jordan IV nicknamed “oreo” is the inspiration for this color swap creation by VAB Customs. Using an apparently worn Air Jordan V VAB gave them new life with an overall black finish to match the suede on the tongues and previously clear side panels. The next addition that makes these “oreo” is the light gray midsoles and plastic eyelets with black paint speckling aka cement.