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Nike Zoom Kobe VII ‘Grinch’ Customs By Jason Negron

May 8, 2012 BY / 19

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Our features on custom sneakers have placed a worthy spotlight on a few artistic individuals who have displayed their handiwork in their sick custom works. Among the ‘elite’ group of customizers is Jason Negron, one individual who has mastered and manipulated the Foamposite as if it were an extension of his own being, but his latest work is a ‘curveball’ of sorts as he makes an attempt at a Kobe custom inspired by one of the most popular Zoom Kobes in history. Here’s a look at the Nike Zoom Kobe VII ‘Grinch’ Custom; using this season’s ‘Christmas’ join as the base, Jason repainted almost the entire shoe, going full tonal neon volt on the upper and, in a nutshell, reconstituting the Grinch colorway on the heel, outsole, the laces, and the Swoosh. The cherry on top is the snake wrapping itself around the Kobe Shozoku logo. No sole-swapping here, but a solid customization on a shoe that is certainly difficult to manipulate due to the finicky snakeskin upper material. We’ve got a detailed look at Jason Negron’s custom Grinch below so take a look and check him out on his Sole Swap Facebook Page or Instagram to follow his work.

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19 comments
Starburns RIP
Starburns RIP

I wouldn't touch these, but fair play to the guy for making money off this kind of thing.

@ItsLosNY
@ItsLosNY

I don't get the purple? Well done, just curious how the purple plays into the Grinch theme

StopTrolling
StopTrolling

Not too much of a fan of the colors but he did a great job redoing the shoe. Keep up the great work

swagginsince96
swagginsince96

As long as I can get $300 plus for these like i did my Kobe 6 its all good :D if not f.u.c.k. nike then

Justin
Justin

These are pretty dope. They might be better than the original grinches if there were scales instead of the line pattern..

Dr. Gonzo
Dr. Gonzo

i thought these were a sneaker cake at first glance.....

axl
axl

two words "ug... ly"

Austyn
Austyn

These are some nice Grinchs not as good the Kobe 6 grinch but I would get them

Steelo_Brown
Steelo_Brown

Cool! Will we be seeing these on Justin F's feet in the next few days?

CubanCoffeePlot
CubanCoffeePlot

ALWAYS wanted to see the VII in the Grinch colorway but idk about these the green looks off a lil might jus be the lighting but idk midsoles through the balance off

walt
walt

because they started as the christmas/cheetah

Josh
Josh

Regardless of what you think he still did a great job on the shoe and you can't take away its unique quality. Keep trolling but once you mature you learn to appreciate things of artistic value.

luikang
luikang

these are sooo clean and dope. im feelin em.

ryanfors
ryanfors

But that's the Cheetah not the Grinch's. So the purple is completely wrong.

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