In a year dominated by Yeezy colorways and python print, there was no shortage of creative, and sometimes innovative, custom sneaker inspiration. As we get closer to the end of the year and welcome in 2014, we’ve taken the time to look back on 2013’s custom kicks, selecting and ranking this past year’s best custom kicks. Alongside the customizers situated at the citadel, some newcomers make the list this time, crafting kicks that are definitely worthy of recognition. Will these creations help raise the bar for custom sneakers in 2014? Decide for yourself as we present the Top 25 Custom Sneakers of 2013 in the latest Custom Countdown.
Inspired by the “Freegum” Nike LeBron 9, a set of Dunks were given the same color blocking and designs with near-flawless execution. The freehand illustrations on the panels alone put this set among the best customs of 2013.