November 18, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 44
Nearly a decade and a half after the ‘Last Shot’, Michael Jordan remains the measuring stick against which all basketball greatness is compared. And if anyone knows about being compared to His Airness, it’s Kobe Bryant, a guy whose GOAT resume we might have been examining during this entire lockout, had an unexpectedly early playoff exit not led the experts at ESPN to rank him as the 7th best active player. And while the league is indeed stocked, perhaps like never before, few can hold a candle to the Black Mamba’s thirteen consecutive All-Star appearances.
The latter half of this run marked by Kobe’s move from adidas to Nike was bookended by an Air Jordan III and the Nike Zoom Kobe VI ‘All-Star’, and now sneaker customizer Eric Lowry has come through with a design that blends the two. It’d be far too difficult to integrate Elephant print into the ZK6’s TPU snake-scaled uppers, so the more obvious route is to apply the Bred snake look to an AJIII as Lowry did on the ‘blank’ canvas afforded by the ‘Pure $’ pair released in all white. Check them out in more images after the jump and let us know how the latest El Cappy Customz compare to their own and the best from the rest of the world of custom sneakers. via PaintorThread
Not feeling these personally.. but from a creative standpoint.... I RESPECT the time and detail put into this pair.