Creating custom sneakers is simply something that we love to do. Every pair of custom kicks has it’s own unique challenges and we love a good challenge. So when people asked if we were going to do a pair of South Beach custom trainers, our answer was “probably not”. After all aside from creating custom colors to do the job, it’s just a colorway.
However, Dubstepslap415 presented us with a unique challenge. Something that if we did, we KNEW that nobody else aside from Nike themselves could replicate.
WARNING – Replicating these custom sneakers are most likely out of your price range (trust me) but we wanted to take an moment and just show off by doing these. Now, if you want a pair of custom South Beach Vs created at a reasonable price, we would not use this shoe as the base but rather the metallic Jordan Vs. You see, he wanted to take his pair of Independence Day Jordan V’s and turn them into a pair of custom South Beach Jordan Vs. But this was no simple task by any stretch of the imagination. I know it looks easy – “get some paint and slop it on the sneakers right?” WRONG.
You see, creating these custom sneakers were a logistical nightmare. The midsole was blue and the shark teeth were red with white speckles and ALL of this is rubber. Next, this Jordan V toe has patent leather and tell me how many times you have seen the color of patent leather customized? I’ll wait…..go ahead….no, take your time…EXACTLY. Then you have the fact that the netting is clear with a white background and there is plastic around some of the lace holes. And the insides, let’s not even talk about the inside of the shoe. And the tongue? Fugitaboutit. There were 7 different types of material that we had to get around in dealing with these Jordans!
All this combined made for the perfect custom sneaker challenge. So let’s get to it!
The Custom Sneaker Mockup
As you all know by now. Our concepts turn into digital custom sneaker mockups and we are the only one’s in the game that provide this but then again, we’re PROOF so what else would you expect? Below you’ll see the custom sneaker mockup that we presented to Dubstepslap415.
Then we got started with creating these custom Jordan Vs.
Custom Sneakers in the making
Custom Sneakers – completed
So I’m sure you’re curious what our customer thought about the finished custom sneakers?