The Brannock: Custom Sneaker and Art Show Recap | Los Angeles


It appears the best gallery opening in quite some time centered around the art of sneaker customization took place last Saturday in Los Angeles at The Brannock Custom Sneaker & Art Show. Headlined by the curators King of Sneakers and Marcos Rafael Ponce the total showcase included well over 30 different 1 of 1 custom designs in a slew of themes. Not to be missed was also some canvas work to match theme of a few of the sneakers, custom shoe boxes, a custom sneaker King’s throne, a supply of Angelus paint to get your own customizing on, and of course the original hip hop art: graffiti.

The Brannock: Custom Sneaker & Art Show 7.13.2013 #LosAngeles

Do shoe stores like Foot Locker and Finishline still have Brannock devices on hand? If you worked in a shoe store years and years ago the “Brannock Device” was an often used tool that the customer often times used incorrectly. Nicknamed after the footwear industry’s standard measuring device is “The Brannock: Custom Sneaker & Art Show” in Los Angeles. Over ten artists’ work has been curated by King Kang of King of Sneakers and Marcos Rafael Ponce of Top2Bottom in an effort to showcase the customized sneaker’s place as an art form all it’s own.

Air Jordan 1 “RAW” Customs by Sab One

Boston based customizer Sab One brings together the world of Air Jordan with that of RAW Rolling Papers. The classic Air Jordan 1 was given a painted addition of tan to it’s common red, black, and white combination. The biggest detail added is the RAW logo in red across the back in seemingly spot on detail down to the speckled edges of the lettering. 

Nike Lebron X “Weatherman” Customs by @Sab_One

Last fall Sab-1 topped public opinion on the best KD IV “Weatherman” inspired custom with his take on the metallic green and doppler radar colorway upon the Lebron 9. With the release of another all black Lebron colorway for the X’s Sab1 decided to give the weatherman look another go. After prepping and carefully masking the Nike Hyperfuse material the customization started with the airbrushed painting of the metallic jade shade of green upon the black upper.