Custom “Nerf” Zoom Rookie by GourmetKickz Revealed

Custom Nerf Rookie by GourmetKickz

From mockup to cooked dish, the above is yet another idea brought to life in the GourmetKickz Kitchen. This shoe was particularly technical due to the sidewall spheres needing to be painted accurately and then having their craters filled with black to offset them from the rest of the shoe. The soles are also dyed and of course an iridescent paint job with nerf-like black fade/stippling to tie the design and theme together.  This custom piece is currently for sale and includes the rookie. After the jump you can see more images and purchase a pair. Be aware of extended wait times as the Kitchen is extremely busy with previously booked orders.

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Custom “Luminous Galaxy” Nike Zoom Rookie Revealed

Custom Luminous Galaxy Zoom Rookie

My latest addition to the Galaxy themed custom sneakers in my body of work is a combination of my previously launched “Zoom Nebula” Rookie and my recently launched “Luminous Galaxy” Foamposite One. The result is a beautiful Galaxy printed Zoom Rookie whereby the galaxy print glows in the dark. The stars glow brighter, and the treated graphic glows in a manner that accents the multi-colored galaxy print. There is an option for a glowing sole and the sidewall spheres are painted mint green with their craters only glowing. Check out more pictures after the jump and select your size for purchase.

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Custom KD Nerf Inspired Foamposite One by GourmetKickz | Possible Launch

Custom Nerf Foamposite One by GourmetKickz

What you see above is a preliminary mockup / sketch of an idea I may or may not bring to life. Using a base Royal Blue Foamposite One it is very possible that after dying the soles a bright crimson,painting the rear of the shoe metallic grey and using black KD Nerf-esque stippling to make way for the underlying royal (which would take the place of concord) a Custom Nerf-Foamposite One could be brought to life. Mockups as we all know are one thing, but seeing the completed shoe is another matter entirely. I have many projects on the books and will contemplate bringing this dish to life. Hit me up on twiiter or facebook to sound off on whether you think this is a dish best left in deep freeze, or if I should roast it on high and cook this sucker up well done for the masses! Bon A Petit!

Custom LeBron 4 Inspired “Fruity Pebbles” Nike Zoom Rookie Now Available

Custom Fruity Pebbles Nike Zoom Rookie by GourmetKickz

If you have been following my custom creations over the past several months then you are familiar with my previously cooked up LeBron 9 “Fruity Pebbles” Custom, which was based on an ID Foamposite LBJ9. Well this go round I adapt the same theme to the Nike Zoom Rookie. This custom is very labor intensive and is reflected in the price tag. Understand this shoe is literally redone from top to bottom; nubuck upper is changed to white, sidewall orbs painted white, upper foamposite material is skinned with Fruity Pebbles pattern in my very durable VT Wrap method and sole is dyed to fade to each color represented on the blocked sole of the original Fruity Pebbles Lebron 4! The result is the above Breakfast fit for a Sneaker King! This sneaker is timed to ship for back to school, therefore an order placed now will carry a turnaround of 2 to 3 months. This hefty turnaround is due to the high volume of orders and there being only 1 Chef. If you wait to order, this will only prolong shipment as orders are not getting any lighter! Pre-order after the jump or head on over to the AF1King Shop to see what else is available. For those who doubt my sneaker cooking prowess, here is a link that shows some mockup comparisons to actual completed dishes. As many of you know, initially many releases are launched via mockup (like this image above) and hi-resolution actual shoe images are posted at a later date.