May 24, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 1
The hottest trend in customs at the moment by a wide margin is the reappropriation of classic colorways on new models. To be fair, companies like Nike Sportswear have been doing this for ages, but there’s no denying that in recent weeks we’ve seen a ton of color swaps in the Sneaker News ‘Customs’ category. And for whatever reason, one of the most popular models to get the makeover touch is the Air Jordan VI Retro. The AJ6 is a classic in its own right, the shoe Michael Jordan wore when he won his first championship and a design so distinctive that Supra practically owes royalties for the Skytop II. The Air Jordan 6 takes a backseat to no sneaker, so when it’s combined with the ‘Cool Grey’ Air Jordan XI look, you’ve got a bonafide burner. MizzeeCustoms‘ latest work might not be his most intricate in terms of colorblocking, but he went so far as to use a glossy paint to mimick the AJXI’s patent leather, which pushes this one over the top. Click through to see more and let us know how these compare to all the other colorway homage custom sneakers we’ve seen of late.