It was only last month that news of an Air Max inspired package consisting of Nike Court Force Highs and Lows broke out. Here is a follow up to the original post and pictured above is the Air Max 97 Court Force Basic Low. Much like the Air Max 97’s most memorable color-way, it uses the same Metallic Silver and Red color-way as well a metallic cloth at the toe box and upper heal of the shoe. Now available at 1st Sneaker.
Sole Brother has just received some tight 24K gold custom made Air Force 1’s. They feature a white upper with 24K gold detailed accents throughout the shoe. Check some more pics after the break.
A new pair of Nike customs were posted on Nike Talk that created a mixed reaction in my mind. The designer took a simple pair of Nikes and added teal and silver paint to create a flashier shoe. I like the zebra pattern that the designer wrapped around the toes but I dislike the teal paint. I think that the silver paint would have worked with a drabber color but it stands out for the wrong reasons when placed next to teal stripes.
I think the designer needed to go all the way in one direction or another with the Teal Zebras. A bright blue or green swish applied to the Nikes would have worked well with the teal stripes. If the designer was married to the silver swoosh, cardinal red or navy blue paint would have created a uniform pattern without any element standing out. It is important to design custom shoes by keeping in mind that incompatible elements that look great on their own make for a poor final product.
Within their short existence, Gourmet has made a remarkable impression on the scene. Their success can easily be associated with the well experienced threesome of Jon Buscemi, Greg Lucci and Greg Johnsen. Although their collection of footwear has for once made the notion of Jordan-inspired footwear palatable to the masses rather then be drowned out with shouts of fake and bootlegs, their collection goes much deeper than footwear. Check Gourmet’s 2008 Summer Collection in the coming months.