Back in the '80s, Converse was a major player in the basketball sneaker market. When the Celtics and Lakers met in the 1984, 1985 and 1987 NBA Finals, it seemed each year as if every player on the floor was wearing Converse. The two biggest stars in the rivalry were Larry Bird and Magic Johnson - #33 country boy against #32 city slicker, Larry's iconic black Converse against Magic's white and purple PEs. The two Hall of Famers had epic battles on the hardwood, and to commemorate their rivalry, Orravan Design has created the Bird and Johnson-inspired Converse Pro Leather "Larry vs. Magic" Custom. These fully hand painted pieces of art with each legend's full face on the side were created with an artistic vision to convey Bird and Magic's legacies. As it always has been, Bird's side uses a black base with Celtics accents and Magic's is set in white with Lakers contrast.
Animal prints have invaded the sneaker world. Always on the hunt for inspiration, customizers have definitely jumped on the animal motif train. The latest installment of Custom Countdown showcases just how much the trend has leaked into the imagination of customizers. Scroll through The Best Custom Sneakers of June, and let us know what you think the best of the month was.
It seems as if April showers did bring May flowers, at least if you're talking about bouquets of custom kicks. In this edition of Custom Countdown, we recap and rank the best custom sneakers from the month of May. Scroll through and let us know what you thought were the best pair of custom sneakers this past month.
Mr. Wisdumb brings back a classic project of his and slaps it onto an Air Jordan 1.
This pair of Nike Roshe Runs may not look like much at first, but during the night is when they shine. With a red upper, the toebox and tongue are draped in a 3M reflective coat that blinds when light is shined on them.
Nike Air Foamposite One "Sole Collector/Knicks Mashup" by Smooth Tip
If the Knicks would have made it further in the playoffs, these Foamposite Customs would have more "pop" to them.