Building off of the Foamposite craze and the indestructible qualities foamposite construction inherently posses comes a new shoe to the Nike family of basketball hybrids. The Zoom Rookie LWP is a creative mas-up of the Nike Air Flight One and Nike Air Go LWP with an update from Nike’s Zoom Technology and uses Penny Hardaway’s favorite Foamposite construction. The shoe has a very pleasing silhouette and is extremely supportive and comfortable. Bringing together both functionality and beauty is a task easier stated than achieved, however this Zoom Rookie accomplishes such a feat while offering a plethora of iconic colorway possibilities. The first to release is both ground-breaking and aesthetically pleasing, the White/White-Black combination aka “Luminous Pearl” glows with such vibrancy one would think it were injected with a radioactive isotope! To grab a pair scroll down after the jump or head right on over to the AF1King Shop and buy a pair now.
Nike Zoom Rookie LWP
White/White-Black “Luminous Pearl”
The Tim Duncan legacy continues with these iconic “Blackout” Total Air Foamposite Max Black/Black-Anthracites. They are timeless and very durable and comfortable, therefore “recession-friendly”. So recognizing that many parts of the country will sell out instantly, the AF1King Shop is offering these on pre-order to help our fellow sneakerheads out. You will pay a premium over retail, however we are always fair with our pricing and only a phone call or email away to help with your orders. AF1King did great with the last Tim Duncan Release and earned the business of many new shoppers. Check our twitter feed for all the love we got. Head on over to pre-order your pair now or grab them after the jump.
The LeBron 9 has a tough job ahead, with all the hype around astounding colorways of its predecessor, the LeBron 8, particularly the “South Beach” colorway which ignited the shoe to infernal proportions. In a change of tradition, the LeBron 9 premier colorway has been switched from the China edition to the Pre-Heat edition, making the LeBron 9’s debut even more challenging. Though not done in the previous filament green / pink colorway, this combo is still hot like Miami in the dead of summer. It actually pays tribute to the Air Force base where the Heat conducted some camp training, the Cannon Air Force Base. While these shoes have already released overseas in the AP Market, the Domestic Market won’t have to wait much longer. A limited release in the Miami Locale is upon us, while others will have to wait for a broader release on November 12th. If your time is valuable and you rather trust “Chef” to secure your pair, then head on over to the AF1King Online Shop and pre-order a pair or scroll down after the jump. You will of course pay a premium for this guarantee, but consider it a small price to pay for peace of mind, best in class customer service, and a partnership with one of the biggest and longest running sneakerheads on the net Chef of GourmetKickz.
Nike LeBron 9
Cannon/Volt-Slate Blue-Team Orange
While Tim Duncan left Nike Basketball some time ago for another brand, Nike has decided to bring back the shoe he made famous: The Nike Total Air Foamposite Max. This colorway is particularly hot as it resembles the highly coveted Pewter Foamposites. This colorway is listed as Metallic Silver and Black but also contains some bright blue accents. The buzz is out and Nike has answered the demand of sneakerheads worldwide. This should is available now at the online shop and will ship promptly on the day of release: September 30th. So get your pair now. You can see the product listing after the jump or browse all foamposites at the online shop.
Chef is at it again! Influenced greatly by this past week’s focus on the Nike Mag Back to the Future Sneaker ebay auctions, Chef has decided to make some use of a few remaining Electric Blue Foamposite Pros he has left in stock. This mockup can easily come to life, as many of Chef’s mockups do from his GourmetKickz Creator. Chef has become very good at mastering the representation of a custom in final form via a detailed mockup. This one is no exception. So if you didn’t have a few thousand to drop on a pair of 2011 Nike Mags from the Back For The Future Campaign, here is your chance to own 1 of 6 pair of GourmetKickz Custom FoaMag AKA McFoams. The foamposite portion of the shoe is carefully wrapped in a neoprene-like grey fabric very similar to that used on the actual Nike Mag. This creates a VT-like effect as seen on some of Chef’s previous fabric wrapped foams. The carbon fiber is painted to mimic the midsole of the Mag and the entire upper of the shoe is whited out with textile paint for longevity. The base shoe brings a great accent to the shoe with its electric blue hue. The final product will be extremely durable and may in fact hold a few hidden surprises. Once the size run sells off, pictures of the actual shoe will be posted. Your chance to purchase is after the jump or click here>>
Chef and a long time client of GourmetKickz partnered on this new release. The client wanted to make better use of his “Dirty Copper” Foamposite Ones as well as cover up some nasty skuffs. Chef immediately presented his latest habit of wrapping foams with various fabric with a VT – like application. His choice was faux snakeskin, and so the play on words began.. Copper + Snake + Penny Foams = Copper Head Snake Foamposite Ones. The references are numerous: the pennies or 1 cent pieces are also known as copper heads for the head of Lincoln, this is also a direct reference to Penny Hardaway and his 1 Cent logo. Therefore pennies replace the 1 Cent logos on the tongues. Brand new 2010 pennies were used as they have a more decorative back side and display the text “one cent”. A brand of copper colored bee bees came into the mix when Chef used supplies from a past project and added some more irony to the mix. The copper bee bees by Copperhead, were used in a single row at the back of each shoe and are used to assist in sealing the two fabric pieces that wrap the shoe. They are hand stitched into place very carefully and flow nicely with the overall design. All in all the client was very happy, and the result has spawned yet another unique service here on af1king.com.
After the jump you can view more pictures and purchase this service. Read the details, as the listing is for the job only, you provide the shoe.
Chef has clearly been a mad scientist, well a mad… Chef, cooking up sheer insanity in the “kitchen”. What you see pictured is clear evidence of his culinary debauchery… a Gucci Themed, sole swapped, Foamposite Pro and Foamposite One package. WTF? Yep. So here is the recipe… A “Cough Drop” Foamposite One, a “Pine Green” Foamposite Pro, sole swap the two, then add some selvedge denim to the “Cough Drop” using a wrapping method similar to Nike’s VT application, and vuala… a dish fit for a sneaker king!
Chef will only be creating 4 of these Frankenstein-like luxury packages, and the sizes are limited. So please choose quickly and wisely. Free shipping applies to this package. Please exercise patience as Chef will be cooking each of these on demand. In person the packages are sure to be just as amazing as the picture you see.
Nike Foamposite Gucci Themed Package
Qty: 4 Pair Available
Price: $750 Shipped
Creation Time: Max 2 Weeks
Shipping Method: FedEx
High Quality Selvedge Denim
Gucci Themed Painted Pull Tabs
Sole Swapped to Clear from Pine Greens
Pine Green Pair
Gucci Themed Painted Pull Tabs
Sole Swapped to Red from Cough Drops
A La Carte Price Breakdown:
Sole Swap $175.00
Pine Green Foamposite Pro $265
Custom Denim VT Foamposite One $400
Purchase After the Jump or Click here
After having been released in foreign markets what seems like ages ago, the highly anticipated Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Pine Green” is now available. This shoe officially released today on 9/2/11 at select Nike Retailers and sold out within hours of doors opening. Many people locked down their pairs at a premium price early to ensure they would be able to rock these for the fall. The “Pine Green” color is a perfect hook up to pretty much any of your current Polo Outerwear or Army colored gear. It is pretty much a staple in any self respecting sneaker head. There are a few sizes left in the AF1King Store so you can head on over and grab what’s left from the size run we stocked this morning by clicking here. Or simply scroll down after the jump to view the product and buy now.
The long awaited Nike Air Max Lebron 8 V2 Low in Solar Red & Black is now available early on the AF1King Online Shop. After a little hustling Chef was able to secure a limited run of these bad boys prior to the Mid-August release date and satisfy the lucky few who choose to do business here on AF1King. After the jump you can check what sizes remain and buy what’s available or click here for the product page.
Nike Air Max Lebron 8 V2 Low
Color: Solar Red / Black
Condition: New In Box
Shipping: Items on hand & ship immediately
Status: Early Limited Release
Just when you thought you have seen it all, Chef of GourmetKickz, the king of Custom Nike Air Force Ones has went and created something that will be sure to break necks clean off the spine! If you can imagine what would happen if you left a bored Chef in the room alone with your girl’s Gucci handbag and a pair of your cough drop foamposites, well you would return to find that he had completely gutted the bag of its premium distressed nubuck and skinned your beloved foams with it! The resulting creation is the masterpiece you see pictured above. A Custom Foamposite One Lux “Gucci Bag” edition. Chef is creating only a limited quantity of this shoe and is offering them now exclusively here on AF1King. The price is reflective of the base shoe and the custom job, so you will receive exactly what you see pictured above. The quality of this shoe is amazing and there is nothing like seeing it in person. All the contour of the elegant Foamposite Pro design with the luxury of premium grade distressed nubuck makes for a shoe fit for a sneaker king. Grab your pair after the jump or head on over to the online shop to purchase this pair and other masterpieces from Chef.