Lance Mountain x Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 “Akira” Custom

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The Lance Mountain x Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 is certainly among the most noteworthy and creative drops in 2014. Featuring a unique paint chipping technique that exposes a one-of-a-kind aesthetic after numerous wears, and likely some serious grinds, Smooth Tip Customs gives the classic silhouette a new makeup with a similar paint removal styling in mind. Drawing inspiration from the Japanese manga series Akira, each shoe highlights Kaneda and Tetsuo, characters in the post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo illustration. Other key plot details and story props fill the blue and red customs, evoking an artistic appeal that can be seen in greater detail below. is a media outlet that compiles notable news and happenings related to the sports footwear industry. Nice Kicks, LLC does not, and does not intend to manufacture, create, sell, distribute, or advertise the aforementioned sneakers.


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