April 23rd, 2013 by John Kim / 6
Python-skin extraordinaire JBF Customs went on a slightly different route for his latest custom, creating a “Venetto” Air Jordan 1 inspired by the Air Jordan VII “Bordeaux” and the Nike LeBron X “Cork”. Rife with luxurious details like burgundy leather and genuine cork supplied by a North American company with over 150 years in the field, JBF’s Air Jordan 1 “Venetto” is yet another impressive masterpiece from his portfolio, but this time around, he got a little help from Regularolty, who had the custom “Incomparable” wooden box made. The auction is now live and these are a 1-of-1 in size 10 (custom snapbacks are also available on JBF’s online store), so check out the gallery below and get your bids in on the listing from jbfcustoms on eBay.
I like the second to last sentence in the eBay description: "If you win the auction and fail to pay I will do everything in my power to make sure you are ostracized from the sneaker community."
I hope JBF goes back to taking custom snapback orders soon. I really want to get one done.
How do people make these shoes? Are they borderline replica/fakes since it seems they're almost make from the ground up.
@Stephen Densmore They start with a new authentic pair, deconstruct the uppers from the soles. Next the different panels are patterned after the original panels in the new materials and reconstructed into a new upper.
The term replica/fake is negative in every sense as shoes that are consider so are 0% authentic, made to rip off the company and consumers with lookalike lower quality merchandise.
Customs do the opposite of each of those things using 100% real shoes, and creating a piece of art with almost always superior materials, offering a consumer their favorite shoe in a 1 of a kind look...all while helping to promote the original companys brand.
Still some people may think they aren't real and they are fake and only want 100% un-touched shoes. Which there is nothing wrong but they are also the ones buying every Jordan they can and have done so as the quality goes down and the price goes up.
@PaintOrThread Incredibly well stated sir