August 10, 2011 BY John Kim
For the latest Sneaker News Battle of the Customs, we return to a collection of Air Jordan customs that were featured on Sneaker News over the last few years. Due to the popularity of the Air Jordan VI, we decided to let it stand on its own, but this latest battle includes Air Jordans of all types, from the original Air Jordan 1 to the Air Jordan XII. This Sneaker News Battle Of The Customs highlights the creativity of the imagination as well as the paintbrush, and you’ll stand impressed at all of what you see below. Take a look at the ten best Air Jordan Retro customs featured on Sneaker News and be sure to vote for your favorite at the very end.
Designed by: Revive
Using the Nike SB Dunk Low ‘What The Dunk’ as the central idea, Revive used the Air Jordan 1 as an Air Jordan historical anthology, painting segments of the upper with trademark designs like elephant print the ‘graffiti’ like chaotic print from the Air Jordan VIII, and the visible carbon fiber plate from the Air Jordan XII.
Designed by: Lazy
Kobe Bryant will forever be compared to Michael Jordan, and even if he never does reach MJ level, he’s certainly the closest anyone’s ever been. Sneaker customizer Lazy, who goes beyond simple colorways and into the levels of complete transformation, took the ‘Black Mamba’ approach on a pair of AJ4s, using black denim and black snakeskin, and even went as far as putting the Kobe Shozoku logo on the upper.