On 10.11.12 I announced my intent to update some of my favorite customs from the LeBron 9 series onto the newly launched LeBron X (10). Since the LBJX just hit ID, there could be no better time to do this. The custom pieces I chose to update include some of my all time favorites, best sellers, and a couple of designs that were either scrapped or never executed on the LeBron 9. Above is a snapshot of the first 13 in this series, and among them is a Nerf, as well as my famed “King of the Galaxy”. Some of these will be limited, others will remain open stock catalog items. Order now and receive your custom within 3 months. The cost of the NikeID shoe is included in the total list price here on AF1King, so I will handle all ordering from NikeID. Remember ID takes 4 weeks, so part of that 3 month wait is due to Nike’s build time. Enjoy!
Since Nike released the MVP Package in very limited quantities I had gotten a few special requests from clients to create something similar. What you see is the result of my sneaker cooking skills and working with the right base shoe. I selected the “Scarface” LeBron 9 as a base and went to work in my GourmetKickz Kitchen to create this “MVP-Alike”. The tongue mesh, midsole, flywire mesh, and inboard sidewalls received the most attention for this makeover. The outboard swoosh received some paint but its trim was left red for accenting. The inboard swoosh was left red to showcase how closely the red I mixed matched the original red on the base. The result is a shoe that may not be identical to the original MVP LBJ 9 but will sure cause plenty of double takes and draw loads of attention. This custom piece is available after the jump and will include the base “Scarface”. Or you can send in your LBJ 9 “Scarface” to have this work done by clicking here (select MVP-Alike from the options) >>
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!
As many of you know I usually launch my new products with mockup renderings of how I anticipate my final dishes will look. Well I could not wait to get back to the kitchen after waiting for some pairs of the newly launched Nike Platinum / Crimson Foamposite Pro to cook this dish up! the result is a feast fit for a sneaker king. The renderings did the actual dish no justice so all images have been replaced. If you would like to purchase a pair and not worry about sending me the shoe, just select your size and checkout after the jump. You can also head on over to see what else is available and what has yet to be cooked up by clicking here >>
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There is currently a hefty wait in the kitchen, so if you are not patient please do not place an order. Continue reading
I wouldn’t be a Chef if I didn’t offer items on my menu to satisfy all tastes. While this doesn’t mean I customize every shoe into a ParaNorman theme, it does mean that I will offer a multi-course meal using the hottest kicks out as the key ingredient. Above you see my take on how a ParaNorman LeBron 9 Foamposite should look. As you know by now bringing this dish to life is a easy task for me. Key features include glow in the dark zombie mist on the quarters, electric green accents, an electric green sole that glows in the dark, and plenty of other glowing accents. The packaging will be very similar to my King of the Galaxy LeBron 9 Foamposite package in that a custom box, custom insoles, and custom hang tag will be included. Check out more images after the jump and book your pair now.
With my Summer Finale shoe having been launched and already pre-selling like hotcakes, I am already Fall-minded and looking toward my new projects for Back to School. With September being the benchmark for the start of the season, one cannot ignore the significance of September 11. I decided to launch my Custom “Undefeated” Jordan Spizikes on 9/11 because in a way our nations recovery after such a devastating attack is representative of how we as a nation are quite undefeated. The custom project itself uses a base shoe from NikeID and transforms it into what you see above. There are 2 version; one which keeps the elephant print panels and has me painting them tonal olive along with the rest of the shoe and one that calls for my precise painting skills to replicate UNDFTD’s SAS Print on painted olive patent leather panels. The latter sports a translucent orange outsole and orange UNDFTD logo, while the prior sports those elements in black. There will be a total of 36 pair made, 24 pair of the less complicated elephant printed shoe, and 12 pair of the more complicated SAS Print version. All sizes are booked before construction so there will be no pairs left over. Pre-orders will be cut off on August 1st, orders will begin shipping on September 11. Enjoy!
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!
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.
I had originally conceptualized these customs on a LeBron 9 Foamposite base, but decided to put some of my Dunkmans to use by flipping a pair up. The result is a very similar final product with a clean look. This version is named “Dunkin in Brooklyn” referencing the use of the Dunkman and the 112 spin. Elephant print adorns the sidewalls while the flywire mesh at the forefoot and heel are treated with 3M reflective paint. The midsole is also stippled with 3M. Matching volt laces swap out the original grey. Check the AF1King store for these to drop. Order soon as I will be taking a summer hiatus returning for back to school and holiday orders. Enjoy the rest of the images with and without flash to see the impact the 3M treatment has. Continue reading
“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