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NIKE ZOOM ROOKIE The Nike Zoom Rookie is a hybrid design in Nike’s Air Penny line that first debuted in 2011, combining the silhouettes of the Nike Air Flight One and Nike Air Go LWP. The resulting sneaker has been one of the more celebrated new-era Foamposite releases.

Nike Zoom Rookie “Galaxy” Gas Mask by Freehand Profit

June 18th, 2013 by | 11 comments

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Freehand Profit continues to carve out his niche, re-working popular sneakers into post-apocalyptic headwear. Up next is the Nike Zoom Rookie “Galaxy”, that late comer to the galaxy party that came in a couple separate, glow in the dark versions for its eventual release. The creative piece of sneaker art even goes so far as to make use of the unique hang tag, throwing the “Remove Before Flight” piece into the mix. Get all the angles for this latest Freehand Profit gas mask custom via the shots we’ve lined up for you after the jump and stay tuned to see if he ever ups the ante and goes straight for the “Galaxy” Foamposite One.

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Nike Zoom Rookie “Big Bang-Alike” Customs by Gourmet Kickz

June 7th, 2013 by | 3 comments

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The Nike Zoom Rookie is a sneaker that already did a galaxy thing on a retail release, coming well after the rest of those starry pairs for 2012. This custom take isn’t really a straight on version of that theme though. Instead they sort of zoom in on the Nike LeBron 9 “Big Bang” from the All-Star group, taking on the bright orange tones of that sneaker and pairing them up with the whole “Galaxy” thing. See the Gourmet Kickz sneakers in full detail below and tell us if you think they did the aforementioned Nike LeBron 9 justice.

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Nike Zoom Rookie “Chinese Penny” Customs by Gourmet Kickz

March 29th, 2013 by | 5 comments

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Gourmet Kickz apparently wasn’t content with porting over the Nike LeBron 9 “China” look onto to just one sneaker. This time around he’s jumping the fiery blue and red look over onto the Nike Air Penny line via this Nike Zoom Rookie creation. The “Chinese Penny” pours the red in on the pods, a common place that we’ve seen bossman Chef go to with all sorts of glow-in-the-dark and hand painted looks on this model. See all the angles on the brand new pair and stay tuned to see what other stuff Gourmet Kickz is whipping up in the kitchen.

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Nike Zoom Rookie “Bang Zoom” Customs by Gourmet Kickz – for Ryan Clady

February 27th, 2013 by | 4 comments

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No, this is not just another ‘Galaxy’ custom. Instead of just floating amongst the stars, the Nike Zoom Rookie from Gourmet Kickz is tethered to a specific body out in the solar system. The sneaker takes on a moon print that extends all the way to the insoles, and is a special order for Denver Broncos offensive tackle Ryan Clady. Continue reading to check out the Nike Zoom Rookie ‘Bang Zoom’ (Complete with a glow in the dark treatment and a The Honeymooners reference slid in) and tell us how you feel about this Chef creation.

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Nike Zoom Rookie “Superman/Man of Steel” Customs by AF1King

February 21st, 2013 by | 6 comments

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Next up in the sneaker custom factory is this AF1King production of the Nike Zoom Rookie inspired by the upcoming “Man of Steel” film. With a clear tie to Superman and some inspiration taken from 2011′s Air Jordan IV ‘Doernbecher’, AF1King takes the ‘Memphis Blues’ colorway of the Zoom Rookie to new heights by implemented the ‘S’ badge on the tongue with green kryptonite colorings on the tongue and outsole. Completing the design is the glow-in-the-dark moon pods and the tongue, giving off that attractive yet deadly hue of green. A gallery of this custom is right below so take a look and stay tuned for more Custom features and visit AF1King for more details on how to purchase.

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Nike Zoom Rookie “SOCOM Digi Camo” by Gourmet Kickz

February 18th, 2013 by | 4 comments

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Now that pairs like the Nike Air Foamposite One and the Nike Air Foamposite Pro are being outfitted in camo looks, is there any chance we’ll see the same treatment extended to the Nike Zoom Rookie? You could wait to see if that ever happens at retail or you could take a look at this pair whipped up by Gourmet Kickz. The camo used is a digital print borrowed from the US SOCOM military squads. Get a full look at this Nike Zoom Rookie remix from Gourmet Kickz after the jump and stay tuned to see if the pair ever picks up on camo on the retail side of things.

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Nike Zoom Rookie Customs for Victor Cruz by Sole Swap

December 7th, 2012 by | 2 comments

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New York Giants Wide Receiver Victor Cruz went from being a walk-on to the practice squad to being a Super Bowl Champion and one of a very select group of Nike athletes to represent the Nike x NFL partnership. Cruz has also gained some incredible notoriety in sneaker circles as he’s been spotted with an impressive rotation of sneakers in the name of Foams, Yeezys, Jordans, LeBrons, and more. He recently got a hook-up from fellow NJ-native Jason Negron aka Sole Swap, who presented him with a duet of Zoom Rookie customs done in NY Giants colorways and other details like Cruz’s jersey number on the heel and the Sole Swap logo on the tongue by Rebel Aire. Peep the photos of the customs as well as Victor Cruz autographing the shoes at Sneaker Room and let us know what you think about the customs.

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