April 10, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
Science fiction themes have been prominent in the sneakerhead scene for almost a year now, or perhaps even as much as three if you consider 2009’s Air Jordan XI ‘Space Jam’ drop. That release caused a frenzy of excitement that’s been growing ever since, a surge in sneaker populatrity that found later peaks with the massive success of the Nike Mag 2015 auctions last summer and again with this spring’s NBA All-Star ‘Big Bang’.
That ‘Galaxy’ motif has been the single most popular color-swap since the Air Foamposite Ones were notoriously pulled from shelves, and it’s been so common that this Air Jordan VI ‘McFly’ custom by Proof Culture feels like a breath of fresh air by comparison. Interestingly enough, we see influence from another Christmas Air Jordan XI Retro here with the ‘Cool Grey’ look that dominated the 2010 holiday and has subsequently evolved to accommodate all manner of bright accent colors (as seen on models like the ‘Wolf Grey’ Air Jordan 2012). So this ends up being not just a sendup of a shoe famous for its role in Back to the Future Part II, but also demonstrates that film’s core premise by taking us on a trip back through history in a way that alters familiar elements of our lives in the present. Check them out up close and let us know how they compare to the top customs we’ve seen here on Sneaker News of late and stick with us for all the best custom Air Jordans.