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Air Jordan XIII “Draft Days” Customs by Mache

June 12th, 2012 by | 28 comments

air jordan xiii draft day customs Air Jordan XIII Draft Days Customs by Mache

Custom creator Mache has caught the eye of NFL cornerback Marcus Gilchrist with his fancy one off sneakers, with Marcus being a frequent customer as of late. The latest on-demand pair is this Air Jordan XIII, meant to reflect Gilchrist’s journey from South Carolina to San Diego. His NCAA days are represented on the left sneaker via the logo of his alma mater the Clemson Tigers, with the opposite standing in for the latest phase in his career via the Chargers bolt emblem in the same position. Even more detail oozes through on the toebox, each one hand painted in a riff off the scattered Air Jordan icon style with various miniature graphics telling the athlete’s story. Click through to check out the Air Jordan XIII ‘Draft Days’ customs and let us know if you’re feeling the design.

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Air Jordan 1 Low “Dave White” Customs By Mache

June 12th, 2012 by | 18 comments

air jordan 1 low dave white 1 Air Jordan 1 Low Dave White Customs By Mache

Color-swap or ‘vigilante’ customs involve appropriating beloved colorways and applying them to new silhouettes, but what about simply trying something that worked on the hightop, on a low? Mache Custom Kicks’ latest custom job is based on the original Dave White x Air Jordan 1 ‘Dave White’ design from last year, one that ironically enough features more of the  Olympic ‘Gold Medal’ theme than the more recent AJ1DW seen in the background of an image below.  Mache’s DW design is a perfect reproduction of the UK artist’s first JB collabo, not to mention its strengths as a summer sneaker (white leather, low-cut, neck-breaking handcrafted colorway).  Click through to see these up close, let us know how they compare to the original Dave White 1s as well as the best custom sneakers we’ve profiled.

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Nike Air Penny II “112″ Customs By Mache

June 4th, 2012 by | 16 comments

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One of the undisputed leaders in the color-swap customs movement has taken another step toward the crown with a smartly implemented reprisal of this sneakerhead’s dream of a palette.  Mache made this Nike Air Penny II a ’112′ custom by adding grey to the mudguard tier, but not just for the balancing effect afforded to the high contrast ‘Cyber’ drop.  It’s actually two tones of grey on that layer that comprise a hand-etched Elephant print, that brings to life this interpretation of DJ Clark Kent’s signature blend.  So these are more of a mash-up than a swap; what might have happened had he used a ‘Flamingo’-like confetti print or maybe Safari for the 25th anniversary of Tinker’s ‘Air Pack’?  There are so many directions you can go when integrating an homage into one of today’s new releases; did this one hit the mark?  Let us know when you’re on the other side looking at more photos and stick with Sneaker News for all the best new custom kicks.

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Air Jordan III ‘Pigeon’ Custom by Mache

May 24th, 2012 by | 27 comments

air jordan iii pigeon customs by mache marcus gilchrist 1 Air Jordan III Pigeon Custom by Mache

What happens when one of the kings of the color-swap custom movement is called upon to appropriate a colorway that’ll forever be known for the ruckus its limited numbers caused?  Right off the bat, when it’s a Mache Custom, you know the work is going to be expertly crafted.  And in the case of this Air Jordan III ‘Pigeon’ custom created for San Diego Chargers DB/PR Marcus Gilchrist, the only violence might be a few broken necks, as Mache has declared this request will remain a 1 of 1.  We have more photos of how Mache transformed 2007′s loosely nicknamed ‘Cool Grey’ AJ3s into something that captures the essence of Jeff Staple’s legendary ‘Pigeon’ Dunk SB; where do these rank in the relatively large and still growing collection of ‘Stapled’ customs?

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Air Jordan III ‘Pit Crew’ Customs By Mache

March 12th, 2012 by | 26 comments

air jordan iii oregon mache 5 Air Jordan III Pit Crew Customs By Mache

The Air Jordan III ‘Pit Crew’ and ‘Oregon’ PEs were one of the surprise hits of 2011, falling into the hands of some lucky students, determined sneakerheads, and friends and family of the Oregon and Nike family. Mache Customs recently completed his own rendition of the Air Jordan III ‘Pit Crew’ by employing a more contemporary UofO colorway by infusing the electric Volt tone on the Jumpman logos on the tongue and heel as well as on the elephant print. Mache also adds some Oregon branding, opting for the ‘O’ on the right shoe and a painted-on footprints on the left. We’ve got additional images for you below so take a look and let us know what you think of Mache’s latest custom!

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