Custom “Halloween 2” aka “Un-Halloween” Nike Zoom Rookie Revealed

Custom Un-Halloween Zoom Rookie

Those who have been following the progression of the Nike Zoom Rookie LWP recall that it entered the scene with a couple of great colorways. Two very memorable colors were themed for Halloween; the HOH Exclusive Black / Max-Orange release and the Luminous Pearl colorway. The above takes elements of both of those kicks and combines them in a very unique way. The base all black rookie is transforme in the following manner; the sidewall pods are painted pumpkin with creme colored glow in the dark craters while the sole, mesh and accents also glow. The result is a mean, clean, kickass custom for Halloween! Check out more images and place an order after the jump. Prices include the Black Zoom Rookie, check the “Send in Your Rookie” listing to pay for just the artwork. Orders placed before 10/10/12 are nuked in the GourmetKickz Kitchen for shipment in time for Halloween!

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Custom Halloween Themed “Rook O’Lantern” Zoom Rookie by GourmetKickz

Custom Rook O'Lantern by GourmetKickz

Fall is upon us and so with the month of October comes pop-up costume shops, Halloween decorations, blow up lawn goblins, and loads of other spooky delights. In the spirit of the season I decided to cook up a dish of the pumpkin variety, in two distinct versions as shown above. The first is a very clean Pumpkin / Black – Creme colorway. A black Zoom Rookie is used as the base, the foamposite portions painted a robust pumpkin color, and sidewall pods are painted creme and treated further to glow in the dark. The second version features a Jack O’Lantern-like upgrade to the frontal area of the shoe. A creme colored angry pumpkin mouth is painted on the front and made to glow in the dark. The result is a very ominous dish indeed! See more images after the jump  and purchase your pair before the 10th to receive in time for Halloween.

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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 ParaNorman Foamposite One “ParaNormalike” by GourmetKickz

Custom ParaNormalike Foamposite One by GourmetKickz

In an effort to offer those who are not chosen for the WeirdWins contest, I decided to launch my own customized version of the ParaNorman Foamposite One. This custom will use the House of Hoops Black / Neo Lime for a base and will feature a “zombie mist” graphic closely resembling the design from the original Nike limited release. The soles of this custom will glow, similar to my other custom foamposites with glow in the dark soles. Unlike the Nike release version, the “zombie mist” print on my customized pair will glow in the dark, similar to how the uppers of my “Luminous Galaxy” foamposites glow in the dark. This ParaNormalike custom package will include a custom box, custom insoles, custom hang tags, and other details. Book your order after the jump or check out more kicks from my ParaNormania series.

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Custom “Luminous Galaxy” Foamposite One by GourmetKickz

Custom Luminous Galaxy Foamposite One by GourmetKickz

As a follow up the my previously released “Foampollo One” this customized Royal Blue Foamposite One utilizes an almost over-used galaxy theme. With the upcoming release of the Galaxy Zoom Rookie I don’t see the galaxy theme going anywhere anytime soon, so why not “kick it up a notch” in true Chef fashion? So what more can be done to a galaxy foamposite that has not been done before? Well make the whole thing glow of course! The entire upper of this custom masterpiece glows, as opposed to the soles which many artists have illuminated in various ways. The glow in the dark treatment adds great depth to the galaxy print, shining brighter in areas where corresponding brighter colors appear on the print, and showing up cloudier where darker hues prevail. The stars are accented to glow the brightest making the night view of this shoe mimic a stellar scenery indeed. You can purchase a pair after the jump and earn yourself a 1 on 1 consultation with Chef to discuss exactly what galaxy or nebula print you wish to use. With a huge repository of galaxy and nebula images at his disposal Chef is sure to keep each and every order a 1 of 1.

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Custom “Foampollo One” Glowing Foamposite by GourmetKickz

Custom Foampollo One Moon Themed Foamposite by GourmetKickz

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.

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Glowing Flywire & Galaxy Foamposite Custom LeBron 9 by GourmetKickz

Glowing Flywire Mesh & Galaxy Foamposite Custom LeBron 9 by GourmetKickz

This is my latest addition to the 1 of 1 Custom LeBron 9 Galaxy Foamposite series that I offered a select few who reached out to me after my “King of the Galaxy” project sold out. This version uses a grey and white base LeBron 9 Foamposite. I customized this pair with a different galaxy print and decided to make this one really pop by treating the flywire mesh portions to glow in addition to the sole, laces, and swoosh. The result is yet another well cooked and damn near nuclear dish. If you really must have a pair and are prepared to pay a premium and wait for this dish to be cooked to your specs, you email me. I may decide to launch a product listing for a bespoke session so stay tuned. There are more images after the jump and plenty more pics to come in the image gallery.

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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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Nike Air Yeezy II (2) Shirts by GourmetKickz Now Available

Nike Air Yeezy II Shirts by GourmetKickz Now Available

If you have been scouring the internet in search of a great Nike Air Yeezy 2 t-shirt search no more because AF1King is surely the ONLY website you will need to purchase these tees from. The front-runner and most anticipated of these shirts is the glowing “That Shirt Cray” design which has been on pre-order since the Yeezy 2’s were announced and is finally shipping after some color tweaks. The other styles feature the Air Yeezy II silhouette atop GourmetKickz iconic Chef tray and hand in true “Now Serving” fashion. There is even a “Deluxe” version of the “Now Serving” tees which features an animated version of the Yeezy 2 atop the tray. You can even find a glow in the dark “Now Serving” shirt as well as a “Now Serving Horus” shirt which features the logo from the tongue of the Yeezy II atop Chef’s tray and hand! Cop some shirts after the jump or head on over to the shirt section of the site and load your cart up. Every shirt is made to order, making them each a limited edition.


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