This piece is called the “Raging Rookie” for obvious reasons: it pulls inspiration from the Air Jordan 5 Red Suede “Raging Bulls”. The entire upper is “skinned” by way of a unique “VT-Like” process characteristic of many GourmetKickz foamposite customs. The red suede used is very similar in nap and color to the original AJ5 that inspired this custom creation. The sidewall pods and tongue are painted with 3M reflective paint and without flash are matte platinum silver in color. After the jump you can purchase a pair. If you already own a Zoom Rookie you can send in a pair for the “Raging Rookie” treatment and pay for just the artwork by clicking here >>>
With my love of the sea and being drawn to the coast this summer it is very difficult to ignore the tides and of course the moon which controls them. This shoe is an homage to the mystical moon which can be held responsible for all things mystic and physic. The moon’s surface is represented with a pattern applied using my a VT-like process I pioneered. The “skin” is very durable and can withstand daily wear. The shoe is then made to glow on the outboard side and reflect light on the inboard side. These contrasts bring the surface of the moon print to life and truly embody the theme. Watch as the cratered surface comes to life once darkness falls, revealing every nuance and detail. Then when flashed by the sun or artificial light, the surface reflects with great vibrancy. Check out more images after the jump or look at the high resolution image gallery. You can also purchase after the jump or in the AF1King Shop.