February 26, 2009 BY Sneaker News
It looks like Chef of GourmetKickz is at it again with a new release recently posted on his site that seems to take a bit of a religious tone. GourmetKickz has long been known to use fabrics in new and unique ways, placing emphasis on patterns and designs rather than trying to duplicate artwork by hand. By focusing on the overall construction and balance of the shoe he has been able to keep his price point competitive in this harsh market and still produce a beautiful high quality custom. The masterful dish you see above is called “Before HeRose” and there is quite a play on words with deeper meaning tucked into the title. We won’t go into too much depth about what the title means exactly, but we will say that this shoe comes at a great time as Easter is quickly creeping up on the calendar. Chef has a great explanation of the back story on his site that you can check out here.
Chef makes great use of the skull and rose fabric and ties it together with a great rose colored paint job and some gold foil fabric. The rear of the sneaker is covered in fabric in a seamless fashion uniting the heel and middle panels of the AF1 for an uninterrupted view of the skull and roses imagery. These GourmetKickz also come complete with custom matching insoles! You can cop your self a pair of the above version, called the “charred #1” style, at GourmetKickz site. And according to his story on these kickz Chef will cook these up in any way ranging from Rare to Charred, with prices ranging from an affordable $210 to $305 respectively. There is no word on how of these Chef will cook, but judging from the options he offers on his KickzCreator, there is a good chance that every pair could be a 1 of a kind!
More pics after the jump…