January 30th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
Colorway ‘sampling’ is undoubtedly the biggest trend in custom sneakers these days, and those at the head of the class have progressed all the way to imitating complex designs like the ‘Nerf’ Zoom KD IV and Kobe VII ‘Leopard’. The latest pair is arguably the most complex yet, because not only is it incredibly demanding to replicate an innovative artist’s unique handcrafted style, but also perhaps equally as difficult to blend that application seamlessly with another model’s inextricable signature elements. That’s what make’s Mache‘s Air Jordan III ’Dave White’ customs so impressive, and this new arrangement of the familiar Chicago Bulls colors proves this quarter-century veteran still can still shock us after all these years. Click through for more angles and let us know if these are the best color-swap customs we’ve seen here on Sneaker News.
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December 19th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
We live in an era when colorway-swapping customs are as popular as remixed hit singles, and the latest little ditty is one of the more impressive we’ve seen applied to the Nike LeBron 9. Patterned after the‘Nerf’ Zoom KD IV that hit limited retail locations last week, this Mache Custom Kicks effort does a great job of appropriating the splatter print on the KD IV’s strap, applying it to the whole ankle area. The rest of the shoe is spot-on when it comes to blocking, except that the Max Air cushion might have been neon green in a perfect world. We’ve yet to see a ‘Dunkman’ LeBron 9 that might easily accommodate that kind of thing, but already we know to expect to see that signature palette replicated on another hot release coming up soon; perhaps a Zoom KD IV? Click through to see this ‘Nerf’ LeBron 9 custom close-up, and let us know where they rank against the other color copies we’ve seen of late.
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