Custom “South Beach” LeBron 9 P.S. Elite | A GourmetKickz Remix

Custom South Beach LeBron 9 P.S. Elite by GourmetKickz

Everyone seems to have become brainwashed into thinking that the soon to launch LeBron 9 P.S. Elite in Wolf Grey/Mint Candy-New Green-Pink Flash style #516958-001 is a “South Beach” colorway. When did a “South Beach” consist of an upper that is wolf grey? When did a “South Beach” not include filament green as a main color? Well, I had to take things into my own creative cooking hands and offer a remixed dish. What you see above is exactly that. Send me your wold grey/Mint candy LeBron 9 P.S. Elites and I will paint them to a proper filament green and black colorway as a “South Beach” should be done. The interior will be dyed and the pink accents will remain. The result? A proper custom “South Beach” LeBron 9 P.S. Elite. Scroll down after the jump to purchase the custom job (shoe not included) and you will be instructed on how to send me your pair with a pre-paid label. What you receive back will be a true South Beach Masterpiece by yours truly Chef of GourmetKickz.

Custom 112 LeBron 9 by GourmetKickz “Dunkin in Brooklyn”

Custom 112 LeBron 9 by GourmetKickz "Dunkin in Brooklyn"

I had originally conceptualized these customs on a LeBron 9 Foamposite base, but decided to put some of my Dunkmans to use by flipping a pair up. The result is a very similar final product with a clean look. This version is named “Dunkin in Brooklyn” referencing the use of the Dunkman and the 112 spin. Elephant print adorns the sidewalls while the flywire mesh at the forefoot and heel are treated with 3M reflective paint. The midsole is also stippled with 3M. Matching volt laces swap out the original grey. Check the AF1King store for these to drop. Order soon as I will be taking a summer hiatus returning for back to school and holiday orders.  Enjoy the rest of the images with and without flash to see the impact the 3M treatment has. Continue reading

Custom “Superman” LeBron 9 by GourmetKickz | “DunkMan of Steel” AKA “Kyrptonite vs. Superman”

Custom Superman LeBron 9 Dunkman of Steel

“This fragment of his planet will be his worst nightmare” So true about the green crystal with amazing powers and a source of weakness for the Man of Steel. And what better a shoe to represent the dichotomy of super-heroic strength and weakness than the Dunkman LeBron 9? The sole is dipped and dyed to glow in the dark as is the entire sidewall of Kryptonite! The remainder of the shoe is completely reworked from flywire mesh to hyperfuse to midsole and swoosh. If you wish to get an idea as to how my mockups compare to the actual finished product so you can purchase with confidence, head over to this page >> Enjoy this main course and break neck as easily as Superman would. Cop after the jump or head on over to the AF1King Shop and see what other taster morsels you wish to feast on. Bon A Petit! Continue reading

Custom LeBron 9 “Joker” by GourmetKickz | “Got Jokes Man?” AKA “JokerMans”

Custom LeBron 9 Joker by GourmetKickz Jokermans

Why So Serious? Well maybe you need some Jokes Man! Get them in the form of these “JokerMan” Custom LeBron 9’s by your truly, Chef of GourmetKickz. Some may snicker and sneer at this shoe, but that’s the point isn’t it? And in all honesty, who didn’t have something slick to say at the site of the rather unusual Joker? That bright green hair, that purple jacket, the green waistcoat, fancy braces, amazing hex pattern shirt, Ferragamo shoes… what a dresser! So maybe you can’t pull off the same look, but surely you can pallet a dish that is concocted of all the aforementioned ingredients! The final dish is pictured and cooked extra well done if I don’t say so myself. Have a healthy helping and rejoice in these kicks as the jolly Joker would. Break necks while doing so, figuratively of course, let’s not immerse too deep into the brutal bozo of bedlam.  Cop a pair after the jump or head on over to the AF1King Shop to see this new custom on the chopping block and many more.

Custom “Miami Nights” Nike Zoom Rookie Foamposite | “Rookie Nights” by GourmetKickz

Custom Miami Nights Zoom Rookie Foamposite Rookie Nights

In light of the rash of other Miami Nights themed customs being revealed, Chef has decided to do yet another preemptive launch with this Custom “Rooke Nights” Nike Zoom Rookie Foamposite theme after the LeBron 8 V2 Low “Miami Nights”. Keep in mind that while the above is just a mockup, the completed actual product is sure to look 1000x more amazing. If you are not used to Chef’s pre-orders, head on over to his “Mockup Vs. Actual Product” Comparison Image Gallery to see how other mockups have been brought to life. If you have confidence in Chef like the dozens that did when pre-ordering his “King of the Galaxy” LeBron 9 Foamposite then you can head over to the AF1King Shop and pre-order a pair or add them to your cart after the jump.

Nike Vs. Chef Compete in a “Game of Death” | Custom LeBron 9 Elite Taxi

Custom LeBron 9 Elite Game of Death

The LeBron 9 Elite Taxi colorway is dope, but is it really deserving of the “Bruce Lee” nickname that some have assigned it? NO! Chef has tossed some ingredients into the pot and cooked up a dish more aptly named for the founder of Jeet Kune Do. The custom “Game of Death” LeBron 9 Elite. This shoe is simple yet effective in achieving its goal…. kill the OG Taxi! Most notable the upper has been changed to black, the midsole gets a makeover to yellow with red flecks, and the swoosh is bloodied. Head on over to the AF1King Shop to cop these now or add them to cart after the jump.

Custom “Aunt Pearl” Foamposite Pro by GourmetKickz | Pink Pudding Collection

Custom "Aunt Pearl" Foamposite Pro by GourmetKickz

Launched appropriately on Mother’s Day is not just a new custom shoe, but a new custom group of kicks from GourmetKickz. This Custom “Aunt Pearl” Foamposite Pro (using a donor Pearl Foamposite Pro from the client) was an obvious design to help start the series Chef is calling the “Pink Pudding” Collection. Pink Pudding takes a page out of and pays homage to one of Chef’s most revered influences and favorite Brands, Ralph Lauren and his Pink Pony Collection. Similar to Pink Pony, a portion of the proceeds from all sales of Pink Pudding goods will be donated to Breast Cancer Research. You can check out more of the Pink Pudding Collection after the jump and even purchase the goods. Continue reading