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Nike Air Force 1 High “Multi-Camo” Customs by El Cappy

March 18th, 2013 by | 3 comments

nike air force 1 high multi camo customs Nike Air Force 1 High Multi Camo Customs by El Cappy

As camo continues to get more and more prevalent on sneaker releases, customizer El Cappy decides to grab a bunch of separate prints at once rather take on the various options one by one. The result is the Nike Air Force 1 High “Multi-Camo” pair, which puts on tiger, desert, and leopard variations of your favorite brown and olive military look. The sneakers also feature a little nod to the increasing presence of python in the custom scene, with a custom tongue tab that utilizes red snakeskin. See more on the Nike Air Force 1 High dressed up in all kinds of camo below and hit up El Cappy with an inquiries if you like what you see.

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Air Jordan VI “Grape” Customs by El Cappy

March 16th, 2013 by | 30 comments

air jordan vi grape customs Air Jordan VI Grape Customs by El Cappy

Your “Grape” appetite will be satisfied soon enough, as that original Air Jordan V colorway will indeed be coming back in 2013. Serving up a tribute ahead of their arrival is customizer El Cappy, who whipped up this sublime Air Jordan VI design featuring the “Grape” look. Not only do the sneakers utilize the grape ice and emerald colors, but they also put on the little shark toothing to complete the project. See some more angles on the Air Jordan VI ‘Grape’ customs from El Cappy after the jump and join us in the wait for the upcoming Air Jordan V ‘Grape’.

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Air Jordan IV “Samurai” Customs by El Cappy

February 25th, 2013 by | 18 comments

air jordan iv samurai 04 Air Jordan IV Samurai Customs by El Cappy

The Japanese influence in Tinker Hatfield’s personal style has never been more pronounced than with his latest revealed design – the Air Jordan XX8. It’s clear that the legendary footwear architect marches to a beat that we’re not entirely familiar with, yet we find ourselves following his lead willingly. Although not much of a Japanese influence is known with the design of the Air Jordan IV, a shoe that some may argue is Tinker’s best design ever, the muted and controlled colorway of the classic ‘White/Cement’ has that zen-like calm, making the customized ‘Samurai’ version by El Cappy a rather welcome fit. Going with traditional Japanese graphics on the midsole and on the upper wing with a Samurai mask logo embossed on the heel, this Air Jordan IV custom clearly took some Samurai-like discipline and focus. A gallery of this amazing work is just below so enjoy the fine details on one of the best customs we’ve seen this year.

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Air Jordan III “Dope Boy” Customs by El Cappy

February 11th, 2013 by | 24 comments

air jordan iii dope boy customs Air Jordan III Dope Boy Customs by El Cappy

Gone are the days when the 8 Ball jacket was just a coveted item on the streets as a crispy pair of Air Jordans. Reviving that time though is this custom pair of the Air Jordan III from the likes of El Cappy. The Air Jordan III ‘Dope Boy’ swaps out the Jumpman on the back end of the sneakers for the 8 Ball logo and slaps a gold chain look on the upper. Stay with us after the jump to get a full gallery on this Air Jordan III remix and tell us in the comments if you think it does justice to the ‘Dope Boy’ era that the sneaker originally debuted in.

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Air Jordan V “Desert Storm” Customs by El Cappy and Joe Venuto

December 27th, 2012 by | 6 comments

air jordan v desert storm customs Air Jordan V Desert Storm Customs by El Cappy and Joe Venuto

The Air Jordan V has sort of done the military look before, with the green and orange combo of the Air Jordan V ‘Olive’ doing that theme without any overt connection. Linking things up in a bit more of a direct fashion is the Air Jordan V ‘Desert Storm’ by El Cappy and Joe Venuto, a creation which draws a line between the Air Jordan V and the Desert Storm military operation (both went down in 1990). The custom comes with a crazy camo look, special dubraes, and some military regalia around the backside. Take a look in our gallery after the jump and let us know what you think of the Air Jordan V ‘Desert Storm’ in the comments.

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Nike SB Blazer “Marihuana” Customs by El Cappy

December 7th, 2012 by | 2 comments

nike sb blazer marihuana customs Nike SB Blazer Marihuana Customs by El Cappy

How many of Nike SBs wink-and-nod Mary Jane sneakers do you have in your stash? If the retail joints aren’t enough for you, customizer El Cappy has cranked out a pair of the Nike SB Blazer (what an appropriate model) to pay tribute to everyone’s favorite glaucoma medicine. Pictured here is the Nike SB Blazer ‘Marihuana’, one that puts the plant all over the upper and then drops some extra color in to mimic the packaging of Zig Zag brand rolling papers. Click through with us for a full look at the package, and the matching decks, and let us know what you think in the comments.

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Red Bull Profiles Sneaker Customizer El Cappy

November 29th, 2012 by | 5 comments

red bull profiles sneaker customizer el cappy Red Bull Profiles Sneaker Customizer El Cappy

“I’m Eric ‘El Cappy’ Lowry and I’m an artist . . . sneakers [are] my canvas.”

Red Bull is a master of marketing innovation, and following up on Felix Bumgardner’s ridiculous space jump, they turn to the sneakerhead scene for one of those win-win situations that’s raising all ships. The energy drink brand profiled Detroit-bred sneaker customizer El Cappy, whose standout designs have risen along with the street-level buzz surrounding custom kicks. Lowry credits Burn Rubber as an early inspiration, and the video switches from his monologue on one of their benches to a fast-forward look at a bold leopard pring Air Force 1 (of 1). Let us know who’s your favorite custom creator at the moment after you’ve seen the video in full below, and check back with Sneaker News for the best designs both official and otherwise.

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