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Nike Air Revolution “Radio Raheem” Customs by Revive

February 27th, 2013 by | 8 comments

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Right before Black History Month expires, Revive Customs has a pair of the Nike Air Revolutions done up to celebrate the month. The pair pays tribute to Radio Raheem of Do the Right Thing fame with a colorway that mixes in nods to Public Enemy, the character’s home borough of Bed Stuy (where the base sneaker was actually purchased), his four finger rings, and his quest for batteries. Continue reading to get a full look at this amazing custom pair of the Nike Air Revolution from Revive Customs and tell us what you think of this Radio Raheem treatment in the comments below.

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adidas Rivalry Lo “Red Eye” Customs by Revive

January 12th, 2013 by | 3 comments

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How good is your knowledge of ancient sewing machines? If you’re up on your history in that realm then you don’t need an explanation, but if not then follow us here: the adidas Rivalry Lo ‘Red Eye’ gets its name and ornate patterning from the Singer 66 model of the same name. The snakeskin prints on the base model still shine through to complete this mashup of the contemporary (that reptile Rivalry Lo dropped just last year) and the classic (the Red Eye dropped back in 1902). Stay with us after the jump for a detailed look at the pair and let us know your thoughts on this latest piece from Revive.

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Nike Air Classic BW “NJ Transit” Customs by Revive

December 27th, 2012 by | 1 comment

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Regionally-inspired sneaker designs have been a longstanding tradition, which landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and the bright colors of South Beach coming to life in some great Nike releases in recent memory. One of the unheralded pieces of the tri-state culture is the NJ Transit line, which has served the A-to-B purposes for millions of NJers for decades! Revive Customs transforms the underrated Air Classic BW into one of the rail cars, using the silver/black upper with the signature gradient rainbow effect (a picture for reference is just below). Check out the rest of this custom sneaker below and hit up Revive on Twitter if you need to link up!

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Nike LeBron X “Price is Right” Customs by Revive

December 26th, 2012 by | 5 comments

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If you ever cut class or feigned illness to stay home from school, chances are you caught ‘Price is Right’ in the mornings. This iconic TV game show is known for its carnival-style games and outrageous prizes, highlighted by the ‘Showcase Showdown’ at the end of each episode. Revive Customs took this institution of television programming and transformed it into Nike LeBron X form, using the awesome dollar-sign print on the medial ankle and toe and the gold-glittered logo on the heel. If you want to find out if the price is right for you, check for updates on Revive Customs’ Twitter and flip through the gallery of images below!

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Air Jordan IV “What The Fake” Customs by Revive

November 19th, 2012 by | 11 comments

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“Did I Do Thaaaat…?”

Only 80′s babies will understand that above reference to the time when “TGIF” meant sitting in front of the TV screen and not causing trouble with friends. Television has changed considerably since the peak of TGIF’s line-up of shows, and the same goes for the sneaker game; the reception to kicks has broadened to incredible dimensions that a once-maligned hobby – customizing kicks – is now one of trendiest aspects of the culture. Just a few years ago, custom kicks were often mistaken for counterfeits, particularly during a time when Louis Vuitton/Burberry-print Air Force 1s, Spongebob Squarepants Dub Zeros, and the infamous Big Pun ‘Jumpman’ joints swam around shady sneaker channels and were up for sale on Canal St. (the epicenter of all-things-variant).

Revive Customs, who has impeccably captured the ‘What The’ essence, hits us with a ‘What The Fake’ custom Air Jordan, calling out to days when counterfeit kicks ran amok while teetering on the sensitive line that separates fake from custom. Revive’s been doing the custom thing for a while (you might even remember his Air Force 1 ‘Canal St.’customs), so he understands firsthand how a pair of re-painted kicks could be confused with a fake, but as we mentioned before, things have changed indeed. Louis Vuitton, Spongebob, Big Pun, and even Steve Urkel’s face done ‘Mars Blackmon’ style make cameo appearances on this latest ‘What The’ custom, so check out the images below and give us your personal ‘fake sneaker’ story that you just can’t forget!

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Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Evil Dead” Customs by Revive

November 8th, 2012 by | 13 comments

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We’ve seen sneakers get a horror inspired makeover plenty of times before, with Freddy Krueger being a frequent muse in that realm. Leaning more towards the campy side is this Nike Air Foamposite Pro ‘Evil Dead’ custom, calling upon that classic slasher flick with its gory graphics. Along with the blood splatters and “Evil Dead” hit across the back, the sneaker slides in a crazy chainsaw gear look around the carbon fiber plate as a tribute to main character Ash’s weapon of choice. Click through for the full photos of this Nike Air Foamposite Pro by Revive Customs and let us know what you think in the comments.

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Reebok Alien Stomper “Ripley” Customs by Revive

October 31st, 2012 by | 3 comments

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Revive‘s latest custom remixed the New Balance 1500 into a Technics transformer, and though his latest is an entirely different kind of reference, it does indeed hearken back to the foundations of hip-hop.  Just as rap and punk genres rose in the late ’70s, a hippie-rejecting aggression was channeled into a new breed of intense action films, few of which stood out more at the time than Ridley Scott’s Alien franchise.  The sequel featured the Power Loader exoskeleton that’s been made into one of this year’s most meme-worthy Halloween costumes, and inside, protagonist Ellen Ripley in her Reebok Alien Stompers.  The most famous sneakers made just for a film until Marty McFly’s Nike Air Mag came along three years later, the RBK Stomper has been treated to the original Weyland look we remember from 1986.  Have a look for yourself below, and if you happen to be a size 11.5, you’re in luck with just one pair available.

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