February 3rd, 2010 by Aaron Kr.
Back in September, we brought you a look at a very interesting new approach to sneaker customization. Rather than using paint or different additional materials to alter his kicks, customizer, Jason Negron, came up with a way to switch up the outsoles to give his creations a fresh new look. You’ve already seen what he did with the Air Foamposites, and now, we get a look at his latest sole-swap subject. Staying within the Penny/Posite family, this time around, Jason has applied his magic to the Nike Air 1/2 Cent, taking two different colorways and cris-crossing the soles to create a new visual identity for each pair.
The clear sole from the Varsity Royal edition of the 1/2 Cent was fused onto the Green Spark colorway, with the bright green sole from that pair ending up on the Royals to give both pairs a Dallas Mavericks sorta feel. You’ll notice that beyond just the sole trading, Jason also went the extra mile on these by switching the Swooshes as well, a move that helped bring in some matching accent colors as compliments to the new soles. Our readers have been keeping Jason busy with custom requests, but if you’ve got a concept for a similar switcharoo, you can contact him through Packer Shoes and maybe he can bring your vision to life. For now though, check out a bunch more pics after the jump.
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September 24th, 2009 by Aaron Kr.
Last week, we showed you a look at sneakerhead Jason Negron’s innovative new take on the custom kicks game. Rather than painting shoes, Jason actually removes and switches the outsoles of some Nike classics to give birth to some fresh never-before-seen colorways. The Air Foamposite seems to be Jason’s weapon of choice as you’ve already seen with his Eggplant and Neon concoctions. Now we turn our attention to another set of mix and matched Air Foamposites. As you can see, Jason has taken the Pearl Foamposite Pro and the Black/Red Air Foamposite and swapped the soles to create two new versions that look like they could have (or maybe should have) come straight from Beaverton.
Unlike the set that we showed you last week, this switch-up presented a slightly bigger challenge being that the Foamposite Pro sports an alternate version of the original outsole. As you can see, Jason was up to the task and both pairs look amazing. Keep reading to see more pics of both and to get in touch with Jason about whipping something up for you, contact him through PackerShoes. We have been assured that there is more magic in the works, so stay tuned for more of these unique custom creations in the near future.
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September 16th, 2009 by Aaron Kr.
When most people think of customs, they picture painted sneakers and maybe some new materials, but occasionally, a sneakerhead gets a little more ambitious and decides to go a more unexplored route. Customizer Jason Negron came up with a bold concept for his Air Foamposites and actually had the guts to give it a shot. After going through an understandable trial and error period, Jason eventually figured out a pretty seamless way to create new colorways of some classic Nike models. As you can see, he has removed the outsoles from an Eggplant and Neon pair of Air Foamposites and switched them up to give both shoes an entirely new look that’s fully wearable. Like you may imagine, this is an involved process and we don’t recommend that you try this at home, but if you’re interested in getting your own soles swapped, you can contact Jason through PackerShoes. Be sure to check out some more pics after the jump and stay tuned for a look at more of these clever creations in the near future.
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