As if awoken by the smell of raw meat, Chef has taken to the kitchen to cook up some beef for some newbies across the pond. The Firebomb AF1 is a great name! But, a great custom sneaker is more than just a name. Chef did not approve of how a patch was simply slapped on an AF1 so he took to the kitchen and cooked up pure fire. Employing a theme that is cheeky answer back at the patch-happy brits, Chef referenced one of their very own by utilizing Banksy’s “Flower Bomber” on the heel of his custom Air Force Ones. The bomber appears to hurl his bouquet toward the front of the sneaker, where the bouquet detonates and spreads flowery delight across the remainder of the shoe.
No word on how many pair Chef will release, but seeing as how the Kitchen has been freshly renovated, we can expect generous numbers at a modest price to ensure the GourmetKickz brand’s tasty goodness can feed enough hungry sneaker heads. Each pair will come with a custom insole, hang tag, and custom sneaker box!
See below the Low and Hi version of GourmetKickz “Flowerbomb” Air Force Ones. Click each image for their respective purchase pages. Be sure to select your location for proper shipping calculations.
Chef spent a few days cooking up some dope shirts for the highly anticipated Jordan 11 Space Jam 2016 “Monstar Mash” release. The designs range from the classic “My PreXIous” classic graphic tee so several new designs featuring Bugs Bunny and many versions of the signature GourmetKickz “Now Serving” logo.
As to the color, this year’s Space Jam 11 uses “concord” instead of “varsity royal” as seen on the 2009 version. This is KEY because many shirt designers have not adjusted their color palette to accommodate for this change. As shown in this comparison picture, the 2016 Space Jam uses more of a purple hue: black/concord-white is the actual colorway listed on the box and as you can see concord is much different from the varsity royal color.
Check out the array of offerings below or head on over to the Space Jam 11 Apparel Page.
After creating several Native-American styled and Moccasin customs lately Chef has become obsessed with feathers. He has taken to the all white Air Force 1 High to continue his exploration into moccasin-inspired works with a greater emphasis on feathers. The result is the Icarus-like custom you see here. He calls this piece the “Air Force 1 Fly High” and has been naming the project his “Floccasin” line (flying moccasin) of which he has several versions. Most moccasins will only have a few feathers, just as accent pieces. Chef of GourmetKickz wanted to see what would happen if he did the opposite, placing all the emphasis on feathers. Each feather is hand cut from luxury leathers; hair on cow hide, embossed ostrich, stingray, baby alligator, crocodile, and rattlesnake. The feathers are attached via a clever strap sheath that is both removable and customizable. The wearer can reduce the number of feathers or add even more to just one side. Ivory suede lacing adds some great detail to the custom and adds drama to the already over the top flying kicks. Chef alerts us that this mainly white colorway is the first of many more to come. Future versions from his “Floccasins” line will include other sneaker silhouettes, more luxury materials, and plenty of colorways and color options. While this type of flashy custom is not for everyone it certainly is artistic!
Turn your AF1 Highs into a pair of Floccasins™!
This is the first of many custom kits to be sold on this site. This customizable and removable system is currently patent pending with many other styles on the way (which are also filed in the above mentioned patent). This is the pilot design and is hand crafted by Chef Spar, the "TasteMaker" of GourmetKickz® "Food For The Sole". This premier style is called the Fly-Strap™.
The feathers are paired together so they each face forward and looped by hand using albino lizard sinew. This loop allows you to string the feathers any way you like.
You can be creative and string the feathers on in any way you like. The colorway if this kit will work with any white, off white, tan, net, rope, or gum colored kicks. Be creative, you do not have to attach these to all whites. The images shown are just a suggestion, so use your imagination.
A total of 16 pairs of feathers are included, that is 32 feathers in all! The price includes JUST the kit, AF1 not included.
Choose your strap style:
Slip On Strap (slips over your existing AF1 Strap)
Replacement Strap (replaces your exisiting AF1 Strap )
Patent Pending: Removable & Customizable Shoe Decoration System (Protected by Federal Patent Law / First To File)
A patent search was done prior to filing, it is the firm belief of the Inventor Brian "Chef" Spar that a Patent WILL be granted.
Entities who copy willfully with notice of the above described application will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law once he patent is granted. Damages will be retroactive starting on the date of notice.
Chef is revisiting his ties to the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal nation with a limited launch of Jordan 1 Mid Nouveau Patina Remix w/ a Moccasin twist. This custom Jordan is similar to the pair GourmetKickz launched this past spring with some subtle changes to the color blocking and one major addition, the Moccasin rear fringe. Chef compliments the patina toebox and eyestay with a patina heel sheath featuring suede fringe and patina hand cut feather wrapped in copper wire. The result is a well balanced beautiful piece of wearable art.
Chef notes that these will be available in a limited run on his website AF1King.com starting today. Also available with the kicks is a matching custom Patina sleeve denim trucker jacket.
This custom piece of wearable art is a revisit to Chef's original Patina Pack AJ1. It features similar color blocking with one major difference, the patina moccasin style sheath at the heel. This sheath features suede fringe and hand cut patina and copper feathers. The shoe comes with suede laces and the original laces. The sheath is removable via the buffalo nickel and turquoise accents. This custom piece also comes with a custom patina box. You may purchase a matching denim and patina sleeve trucker jacket by clicking here.
This custom piece is limited to 20 pair and is only available in the sizes listed. You may not send in your sneaker to have this custom redone, if your size is not available please use the Commission a 1 of 1 page to get something similar made (select the $600 budget to have an AJ1 or AF1 included).
This custom piece will ship in about 6 weeks or less. Custom will ship in the order they are purchased. Each piece will be numbered.
Kintsugi also known as kintsukuroi is the art of repairing pottery with gold or silver. The beauty of the art is in understanding that the repaired piece is more beautiful for having been broken and repaired.
Chef uses the art of Kintsugi in his latest Custom Nike Foamposite One. faux fragments of broken china have been reassembled onto the upper of a Knicks Foamposite One. Faux melted gold paint was used for the seaming and gold leafing adorns the eyestay, lacetips, heel, and carbon fiber panels. This piece is a wonderful bridge between fine art and wearable art.
You may purchase your own pair below. Please be forewarned, wait times for this custom are steep.
Faux fragments of broken china have been reassembled onto the upper of a Knicks Foamposite One, which is included in the final price. Faux melted gold paint was used for the seaming and hand lain gold leafing adorns the eyestay, lacetips, heel, and carbon fiber panels. This piece is a wonderful bridge between fine art and wearable art.
You may purchase your own pair below. Please be forewarned, wait times for this custom are steep.
The wait however will be worth it. The custom comes with matching insoles, a hand tag and a custom wooden box designed to match the foamposite. You may ask Chef to swap the opaque wooden box for a see through display case which can double as a box.
Chef was so inspired by his recent experimentation with Patina effect on Copper paint when working with Penny Hardaway on some 1 of 1 Custom Foamposites and Air Force Ones that he ported the theme over to the Jordan 1 Mid and remixed the AF1. Chef is offering both of these silhouettes in an exclusive online release with Massdrop.com The group-buy website will be placing one large order with GourmetKickz and offering a privileged price to all participants in the drop. Options include a custom box that is just as amazing as the sneakers. Choose between the AF1 and AJ1 or be a glutton and cop both! Click the image above or go to http://dro.ps/gkpatina to take part in this exclusive limited offering.
Back for a second time is the GourmetKickz Custom “ParaNorman” Roshe Run. Purchasing is handled through the group-buy website Massdrop.com and is available until Friday 10/31/14. Delivery by Christmas 2014 is guaranteed. Choose from a standard non-glowing option and a sole-glow option (pictured above) for $50 more. Check out more images after the jump or head over to Massdrop.com to purchase a pair. Continue reading
Why cook one Kush inspired custom when Chef can cook up three? Scroll down to purchase 1, 2, or all 3 pair! Wait times for Custom Roshe Runs are only 3 to 6 weeks as this is a “Flash Cook” item in the GourmetKickz Kitchen! Each pair is cooked to perfection.
If you have been paying attention to the @gourmetkickz Instagram account then you will know that last week GourmetKickz teamed up with group-buy website Massdrop.com to launch a series of custom Nike Roshe Runs. This is the first time GourmetKickz has worked on a Roshe, making this series even more special. The “drop” gave participants the choice of 8 different styles, each which had 2 options; a basic and a “kicked up” version. Nearly 40 pair sold in just about a week. If you missed the drop you can still go to Massdrop.com and request them to offer this series again. Chef is always in the Kitchen and since he now has a relationship with Massdrop, he is willing to get the kitchen rockin’ at their request. The more votes to bring the GourmetKickz Roshe series back, the more likely they will place another bulk order with the Kitchen.
Click on the image below to look at the “drop” and request Massdrop to relaunch the GourmetKickz series.
On June 6th of 2009 the Net / Net colorway of the iconic Air Yeezy was released. Now 5 Years later, in an homage to the original shoe launch, GourmetKickz offers the Net Yeezy Foamposite One. Only 6 pair will be produced. All pairs are hand painted with a gloss finish. Previously GourmetKickz did not offer completely painted foamposites, that is until a breakthrough in the Kitchen occured last month. A process unique to GourmetKickz now allows paint to adhere to the slipper foamposite upper with a ZERO failure rate. The paint adhesion is perfect, it resists extreme creasing, scratching with keys and nails, general scuffs and is suitable for casual wear. The hand painted upper is two tones of Tan (net), the eyestay contains a grey tone on tone Y print, the sole is a mint color that also glows in the dark (sole protector recommended) and the mesh is also painted tan while the collar liner and sockliner are pink and hot pink respectively. You can own the size 12 shown on the picture today (#1 of 6, ships now) or order any other size and wait for them to be cooked. Purchase details after the jump. Continue reading