When it comes to sneaker customization, Mache is always at the top of his game. From Air Jordan artistry to perfect pairs made for sport’s biggest athletes, there’s nothing that the undisputed custom king can’t conjure. In honor of his storied artistry, take a look back Mache’s five best custom sneakers to date, and let us know your favorite Mache custom creation in the comments. Stay tuned for a new series of customs from Mache, inspired by Seagram’s Gin and its new bottle, set to be unveiled soon at parties in Philadelphia, LA, Chicago and Atlanta. Seagram’s 2015 Calendar Model search is going on now, and ladies can click here for details on how to enter. Finally, we’ve got an exclusive teaser of an upcoming AF1 custom on the final page, so don’t miss it!
Despite the woven sneaker category having added a few new silhouettes to the family, the Nike Roshe Run is still just as popular as it was when it first released. Toting a list of colorways that continues to grow, another new version has joined the ranks. With a vibrant geranium flowing throughout its synthetic woven upper, light base grey can be found on the laces, tongue and sole. The Light Base Grey/Geranium Nike Roshe Run is now available at END for £69 ($116).
Summer isn’t as tightly wound as the chillier seasons, and that notion is fully represented by the the Nike Roshe Run Woven 2.0 “Light Orewood Brown”. This new twisted women’s rendition of the Roshe Run takes the minimalist design and loosens it up even more with softly interlaced bands for lightweight comfort. Strung with intertwined strips that allow for maximum breathability for the hot temperatures, the Woven 2.0 also features a Solarsoft sockliner and the patented Roshe sole for cushioning. This equally light colorway is close to white, but with a light orewood brown upper that is perfect for summer. Make your Roshe Run reservations today for $90 at Nike.
The brand in Beaverton travels down an angular avenue with the new Nike Free Orbit II SP. After a black and white pair was spotted yesterday, a “Cool Grey” makeup is seen today in detail. Neutralizing the studded silhouette as much as possible, a solid grey upper is paired with a speckled white outsole. The ride is imported from the Free 5.0, slitted to keep up with the angular design of the body. A medial zipper adds another element, simplifying the slip-on set. Get a detailed look at the futuristic design below, and grab either the black or grey colorway April 24th at Foot Patrol.
Converse has called up one of their favorite designers once again to give their signature silhouette premium posture. The John Varvatos x Converse CT Zip High is the end product, fusing JV’s high fashion aesthetics in the timeless Chuck Taylor All Star. Varvatos is known for remixing the brand’s best molds into contemporary pieces, and this CT Zip High continues the tradition. Coming in washed black, olive or burgundy, waxed distressed canvas composes the upper and a zipper was integrated in for a luxurious addition. Get a look for yourself at these upper-end Chuck Taylors below, and zip up a pair today for $150 from Feature.