Custom Superman / DB 4 Inspired LeBron 9 “KryptoNine” Detailed Images

Custom Superman "KryptoNine" LeBron 9 by GourmetKickz

Previously I launched a mockup and pre-sale for a Superman vs. Kryptonite themed LeBron 9 as part of my Heroes and Villains theme. What I didn’t plan on was that as I made one of these, I would end up creating more a Doernbecher AJ 4 inspired dish. Well I let my instincts go and made some changes on the fly. The results of following my gut is the masterpiece you see before you. Not much has changed from the originally planned design, but the final piece has so much more impact. The blue flywire pops against the black hyperfuse, as does the volt green accents. A great finishing touch was the addition of the Superman emblem atop the LJ logo at the heel’s pull tab. Check out a few more images after the jump and be sure to pre-order a pair. You will not be disappointed with this Custom Nike LeBron 9 from GourmetKickz and trust, it is worth the wait.

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Custom “Killer BeeGums” LeBron 9 FreeGum by GourmetKickz

Custom LeBron 9 "Killer BeeGums" by GourmetKickz

The masterpiece you see before you is yet another remix of the LeBron 9 Freegum. I have grown to really love this shoe as a base, given the large success of my “Freegums InsideOut” Custom, I have had the chance to work on many of them. Having done so, I thought this canvas would be great to execute a custom piece for a good friend’s son. The main direction I had was “yellow and black”, that was it. Well, yellow and black paint and me alone in the kitchen for a while yields this! I hope you enjoy and stay tuned for the public launch and pre-order.  After the jump are plenty more pictures, and soon…. a product listing! Continue reading

Custom “MVP In South Beach” Nike LeBron 9 by GourmetKickz | Season Finale

Custom Nike  LeBron 9 "MVP In South Beach" by GourmetKickz

Many of you have seen the MVP LeBron 9 which features a different color interior and exterior as well as some cool fading on the flywire. Well this custom sneaker uses that exclusive as inspiration. The colorway is derived from the popular South Beach Theme using filament green and flamingo pink for the exterior and interior panels respectively. The flywire fades from one color to the other in a Miami Night-like fashion. The insole is also customized and custom hook-up tees are available. All of this is now live in the AF1King Shop in the South Beach Diet section. Or you can cop after the jump. By the way my dearest gluttons, this launch marks the last of my custom sneakers for the remainder of the summer. I will be taking a short hiatus and returning with a vengeance come back to school and fall. In the meantime, sans new releases I will be working hard in the kitchen to fill all orders placed up to this point. Bon A Petit! and Ciao!

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 “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.