June 4, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 16
One of the undisputed leaders in the color-swap customs movement has taken another step toward the crown with a smartly implemented reprisal of this sneakerhead’s dream of a palette. Mache made this Nike Air Penny II a ‘112’ custom by adding grey to the mudguard tier, but not just for the balancing effect afforded to the high contrast ‘Cyber’ drop. It’s actually two tones of grey on that layer that comprise a hand-etched Elephant print, that brings to life this interpretation of DJ Clark Kent’s signature blend. So these are more of a mash-up than a swap; what might have happened had he used a ‘Flamingo’-like confetti print or maybe Safari for the 25th anniversary of Tinker’s ‘Air Pack’? There are so many directions you can go when integrating an homage into one of today’s new releases; did this one hit the mark? Let us know when you’re on the other side looking at more photos and stick with Sneaker News for all the best new custom kicks.
This makes this shoe look 100X better IMO!!! I thought they looked to plain the way they were so I passed and only got the sprites. But just the little added touches make these look way better!!!!
these were executed perfectly. This custom falls in line perfectly with what nike would have or should have done with this shoe and CW. Another Mache classic. nice work