Nike Dunk “Project Gumamela” by CPB Customs

A simple but detailed alteration can give a shoe an entirely different life.  The hibiscus flower which goes by gumamela in the Philippines was the inspiration for this more masculine take on a flower design by Charles of CPB Customs. Starting with the Slate Blue Nike Dunk SB they were transformed starting with the painting and engraving of the gumamela pattern mixed in with roses, banana tree leaves, and thorns in black against the slate blue panels. The previously white Swooshes were given a coat of metallic gold with matching laces to tie in with the classic gum soles.

Evan Schultz Art Kicks: Passion Flowers

One of the worlds most artistic natural occurrences is botanical life, specifically flowers. Some of the patterns, fades, shading and colors can simply not be recreated by the human mind, eye, and hand. Taking on the theme of a flower is a hefty task. Evan Schultz of Art Kicks gave that task ago recently on a pair of Vans Slip Ons with the end result full of success.

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