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March 19th, 2013 by John Kim / 14
Over the last couple of years, the “custom sneaker” has been defined by an existing model made distinct by a new and creative colorway. Guys like Mache Customs have dominated that category, with his keen eye for colorways being spotted by the Miami Heat duo to the point where he was actually commissioned to make one-of-ones for ’em, and Revive Customs has used his impeccable touch for swapping soles on some old-school models while remixing colorways on the Air Max 1 and Air Trainer 1. One sneaker customizer that the community should also have the respect for is Brian Villanueva aka “Wolfstein”, who goes above and beyond the basic colorways and infuses several ideas into one incredible concept which ultimately culminates in a new pair of shoes.
His past projects have made it clear that he’s absolutely enamored by the Nike Mag, as his recent HyperMag customs and his unique Prototype design have hinted at, and his latest work pretty much solidifies his desire to recreate the famous sneaker from Back To The Future II in any way he can. Already impressed by the futuristic look of the Nike Zoom Revis, Brian Mag’d out the shoes by adding in a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery, a built-in circuit board to control lights and the battery, an on/off switch, electroluminescent detailing on the strap and midsole, LED lights on the heel, a built-in port for recharging, and a custom-built charger. Most sneaker customizers have a hard time adding just one from that list of ingredients. It seems like a lot to fit into one shoe, right? It sure is, but what sends this custom over the top is that the shoes are entirely wearable. Check out the detailed gallery and video below because these are simply one of the best Customs we’ve ever seen.