For as long as sneakers rule the earth there’ll be plenty of dope customizations to come. Since Kanye's initial deal with Nike back in 2009, there’ve been countless Yeezy customs. The dynamic nature of his sneakers allows for an array of design options. Some artists stick to themes while others have chosen to work with premium materials. Either way, these creative expressions deserve acknowledgment. Perhaps Nike or Adidas should consider replicating some of these concepts. Let’s take a look at some of the flyest Yeezy customizations to hit the web.
Ostrich & Denim Air Yeezy 1
Created by sneakerhead extraordinaire, JBF Customs, this take on the Air Yeezy 1 features some pretty swanky materials. Ostrich is found along the mid strap while denim is implemented on the tongue, toe cap, and across the eyelets. A strange, yet appealing spin on Kanye’s first signature sneaker.
Nike Air Yeezy 2
Crafted by sneaker customizer, The Remade, this eye-catching offering is made from python, lambskin, and calf. Gold eyelets create a premium appeal. Inquiries can be made at theremade.com if you’re serious about copping a pair.
Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Supreme
Probably the most hyped customization the internet has ever seen, the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Supreme is too good to be true. Literally. As in it’s never going to happen. The all red maker blends perfectly with Supreme’s signature box logo. As if this silhouette needs any extra attention.
Adidas Yeezy Boost 750 Toy Story
By Far the most creative Yeezy iteration I’ve seen, the shoe features details from Woody’s cowboy garb. There’s even a sheriff's badge as well as Andy’s name on the outsole. Filling a customer order, Mache, carefully crafted this sneaker to exact specifications.
How much do you actually know about one of most HYPED Jordan's to ever release? The Air Jordan XI is the silhouette that actually caused Jordan releases to be moved to Saturdays! Making their debut in 1995, they dropped in 3 mid top colorways and 2 low top renditions. The mids retailed for $125 while the low tops carried a price tag of $115. During the 90's outsiders were outraged at the idea of dropping 100 bucks on a pair of kicks. In today's market, we'd be lucky to scoop a pair of counterfeits for that price (lol). Sadly, inflation has literally doubled the retail price of a pair. Nonetheless, every holiday season sneakerheads anticipate the Air Jordan XI; prepared to risk it at all for a chance to secure a pair. Their steady demand proves their worth in the sneaker world.
Implementing patent leather on a basketball sneaker was a concept that was unheard of back in the day. Tinker Hatfield explained that he wanted the Air Jordan XI to resemble a convertible with a shiny body. Other sources suggest the inspiration for this beloved sneaker was actually a lawnmower. In conclusion, Tinker wanted to create something that was rough around the edges, but clean on top. The classy appeal of the Air Jordan XI still creates the urge to dress the shoe up. More than likely you've spotted a pair at a wedding or prom.
Today the Air Jordan XI has been released in a large assortment of colorways and makeovers. This holiday season the Air Jordan 11 Space Jam will retail for as much as $220. Are these on your holiday wishlist?
“Dress it up and make it real for me!” These words were uttered in Future’s exemplary hit track, March Madness. Today this phrase can be applied to nearly any facet of life, including sneakers! Kicks are more luxurious and high-end than ever before. In fact, athletic sneakers, are manufactured with higher quality materials than some dress shoes. As plush leathers are met with skyrocketing prices, it's logical to deem what was once casual as formal. Let’s take a look at some of the classier footwear moments in sneaker history.
Avid Sneakerhead, Jason Sudeikis is often spotted rocking a fresh pair of J’s on the red carpet. Pictured above is the Air Jordan 3 LS DTRT. This multicolored release has proven difficult to pull off, especially with a formal fit. Paired with slim fitting khakis and a nice blazer, the Hollywood sensation has the right idea.
Pictured above is a much more subtle, versatile colorway of the Air Jordan 3. Dwyane Wade has proven the Black Cement colorway is worthy of an appearance on the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style. Complemented by a smooth charcoal suit, the three-time NBA Champion found a way to make it work.
The most iconic shoe in sneaker history holds it’s weight in virtually any setting. The Air Jordan 1’s color-blocking quartiles and stylish build make them perfect for most occasions. Frank Ocean’s love for the Air Jordan 1 Royal continues to place him in the sneaker spotlight.
The Adidas Stan Smith is by far a fashion favorite. David Beckham is pictured above styling them with a blue linen suit and black t-shirt. Their simple aesthetic allows them to be utilized in multiple situations.
Last but definitely not least is the Converse All Star. Truthfully, this is the first sneaker to transcend fashion boundaries. A clean pair of chucks with a fly suit is a true testament to your style. Pharrell Williams adopted this timeless trend for his GQ photo shoot.
How will you pull up to the red carpet? Define your style by rocking your kicks with class!