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.
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
Once again straight from the back burner and into the oven set to broil is an idea that has been cooking ever since the Custom Nerf LeBron craze began. I am not one to copy cat, but certainly one to go against the grain and put my own twist on popular trends. I cooked this dish up with inspiration from the Nike KD 4 Nerf and in acknowledgement of popular custom takes on the shoe. I decided to reverse the artwork layout and place it not on the hyperfuse, but on the flywire mesh and fiber sidewalls. While the above image is just a mockup, you can certainly see from my track record of mockups vs actual shoe comparisons that I am more than capable of cooking this recipe up to perfection. Just like my “MVP In South Beach” this sneaker will feature a custom insole, it will also come with legit concord colored Lebron 9 laces and an extra pair of legit volt green LeBron laces.
This custom launch will deliver starting in September which means orders should be placed now. My average construction window is ranging from 2 to 3 months. I apologize but I simply do not rush work, and if clients wish to continue to receive best in class customer service and there can only be one Chef, then this is how it will remain. Quite frankly, I prefer to give great customer service and take my time on work than push out rushed sloppy projects.
I may decide to limit this piece so if you wish to order you can cop a pair after the jump or head on over to the AF1King Shop and select some more goodies to feed your appetite for 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!
So after months of letting this idea simmer on one of my many back burners, I decided to launch this idea and offer it up to the public. A dyed sole, painted sidewall orbs, painted upper and new laces easily transform this zoom rookie into a Nerf-a-like. This shoe is part of the GourmetKickz Back to School deliveries but would require pre-order for a timely late August / Early September ship date as the current (and seemingly perpetual) backlog workload is 2 to 3 months deep due to the high volume of orders and only 1 Chef. After the jump you can purchase, the price DOES INCLUDE the base Nike Zoom Rookie, however if you already own a pair of Rookies and want to send in a pair, you can pay for just the work. Simply click here to pre-pay for the work and you will be emailed a shipping label with instructions >>>
To make you feel more comfortable buying Custom Nike items from this site on mockups, I created a page that shows some comparisons of mockups vs. the actual completed shoe. Click here to see some comparisons >>>