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Nike Dunk High “Volkswagen Bus” Customs by Swaves

August 18th, 2012 by | 2 comments

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Floral prints have been everywhere this summer and Jeremy Scott took the trend to one logical extreme with his ‘Flower Power’ JS Bears, but have we seen anything as ‘crunchy’ as the latest Nike Dunk High custom?  A designer whose very name brings to mind images of sunshine, surfboards and long flowing hair, The newest Swaves custom Dunks read like the Merry Pranksters’ Furthur, a rainbow-painted hippy bus of a design that even features the unmistakable Volskwagen insignia on its heel.  Check out the latest from the customizer who brought us the Beatles x Cirque du Soleil ‘LOVE’ edition, and stick with Sneaker News for all the best custom kicks.  via PaintorThread

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Nike Dunk High ‘Birds on a Wire’ Custom by Swaves

March 27th, 2012 by | 5 comments

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The Nike Dunk High’s classic lines make it a favorite for custom sneaker designs, this latest edition hearkening back to some of the pairs that stood out the most over this past decade.  Swaves‘ ‘Birds on a Wire’ Dunk High custom reminds us of classic Nike SB releases with a simple graphic hit on the rear panel, in this case a black-on-grey take of exactly what this shoe’s nickname would imply.  The context makes them closer to Jeff Staple’s legendary ‘Pigeon’ than a mediocre Mel Gibson film, and the simple Raiders-leaning colorup gives these a timeless quality that spans basically the Dunk’s entire lifespan.  Let us know how they compare to the more elaborate custom Dunks we’ve seen here on Sneaker News and click through to see some more images.  via Paint or Thread

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