March 20, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 20
The Freegums collabo design stands among the LeBron 9′s most visually impressive colorways, one so detailed they’re a steep challenge for today’s popular color-swap custom artists. Gourmet Kickz tried his hand back in February and came up with something that might even be more eye-catching than the original, and now a guy who’s building a reputation for some of the custom market’s most ingenious designs has offered his perspective. The ROM x Nike LeBron 9 ’Freegums All-Over’ is the opposite of GK’s in terms of its color/pattern blocking, and this pair’s large black and white sweeps give it an overall cleaner look while still thoroughly examining its inspiration. Are these the best LeBron 9 customs we’ve seen on Sneaker News? Click through to see a bunch more images and let us know what you think with a comment.
Too busy for me, especially on one of my least favorite shoe models. But as a fellow artist, I can respect the artwork that went into the shoe. That detail must have taken a very steady hand.
Hands down one of the best customs I've ever seen and one of the best colorways of the 9's out there. I agree w the others, if this was the original release of the free gums and it was limited I might have set up my tent for a couple nights.
THIS is how the Freegums SHOULD have been done. Never understood why they put all that intricate design INSIDE of the shoe instead of the OUTSIDE where it can be appreciated.
THIS is how the Freegums SHOULD have been done. Never understood why would you put all that intricate design INSIDE of the shoe.
These look better than the originals IMO, they have more style to them. I wonder if he just went over the designs that were already indented on the white in black or freehand them.
I'd go with these as the best customs I've seen in a while. Usually, it's just color blocking and this is much more artistic.
He colored in the original design thats in white. I wonder how hard it was and what he used cuz I'm seriously contemplating doing this myself...