June 14, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 23
The Nike LeBron 9 is a spectacular performance machine, and though its techy build is the kind of thing that’s become far more ‘wearable’ in the context of slimmer pants, these do have the kind of versatility of older, more traditional designs like the Air Jordan VI in the sense that they’ve become arguably the most popular ‘blank canvas’ for custom designs. We’ve seen countless color-swaps on the LeBron 9, but this latest concept from Peculiar Kinetics proves that their movements are indeed unorthodox. This ‘Alley Art’ LeBron 9 ends up being one of the most intriguing customs applied to this silo as a result, its colorful palette and graffiti-inspired styling reminiscent of the high-energy colorways that have done so well during this product cycle. Have a closer look at these after the jump, let us know how they compare to the best LeBron 9 and other customs seen here on Sneaker News and check back with us for the newest custom kicks.
I saw these on instagram the other day. These are dope.Excellent execution. Believe it or not these might be one of the best Lebron 9 customs. Glad to keep seeing sites like SneakerNews feature customs. Hopefully I can get a little shine with one or two of my pieces next week.
i think these were for sale in Journeys next to Osiris and DC shoes, definitely hot shoe to be wearing to work if you work at Toys R Us or Babies R Us.
Dis shoe is already ugly to begin with why make it uglier by doin dis der is nothin u can do to dis shoe to make it look good.
...originality/creativity on display.Would make a great kids color-way...and it look like something LiL WAYNE would wear.
Am I the only one who is tired of seeing customs posted? 95% of the customs are garbage and SNews is just feeding into this shit. Post something hot.
Speaking of graffiti, I think customs that get inspired by graffiti art should be mentioned here: http://senseslost.com/ to show graffiti isn't just found on walls, trains, buildings, etc. but on shoes as well.
stop hating let them do what it is they do, because they are the trend setter and feed nike the ideas on what it is u wear so kill ya self or make money instead of spending bitch boy
Once it hits certain mediums, like canvas, or is displayed in galleries and sold in stores, it becomes something other than graffiti. Many "old school" graffiti writers try to distance themselves from things demed "selling out"