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October 1, 2007 @ 09:53 AM
emmanuelabor

Post: 829

Join Date: Feb 2006

Location: Seattle

I originally had no intentions of doing a Kanye shoe as a few other customizers have done, but I had these dunks laying around never being worn, and the idea came to me to do something with 'em. The purple on the midsoles was similar to a shade on the Graduation album cover so I diecided to give it a go.
Other people had focused on the album covers artwork(which is really hot), but I wanted to go a different way. I wanted to focus on the bear and I wanted to incoporate the glasses from the Stronger video too. Mache actually gave me the idea to add fur ala the 3 Bears SB's and I went from there. I changed up my plan a few times before coming to this.....

the original plan was gonna have the shoes fade in a bunch of colors like the cover


I changed it up though cause I didnt think it would look all that great with the fur...plus Im not that nice with the airbrush and my fades arent nearly as smmoth as I would have liked.
I got to work on the "featured" part of the shoe for me...the glasses. It seems like it would be easy when I 1st thought about it, but when I actually began doing it, it got real tedious



I wasnt sure what I wanted to be seen through the glasses. the most obvious option woulda been the album cover, but that was a lil TOO obvious. I figured since these were focusing on the bear, why not just have the bear? He was on a white background, but I felt it need some purple to stand out some and really connect back with the midsole. So I faded a couple shades of lavendar and purple around him to add a lil depth



finally I added the fur, and then decided to g'head and incorporate the album cover artwork. I didnt want it to be the focus of the shoe, so I "ghosted" it (couldnt think of a better phrase) by adding white ripstop over the top. Think of the 10Deep Chameleon jackets. I'd actually done something similar years before...I made some Shimizu dunk lows and did it with yellow ripstop over graphics of him skating...way before 10Deep and their chameleon jackets....but Im gettin off point....
anyway....enough talk....





October 1, 2007 @ 01:49 PM
dagig

Post: 129

Join Date: Jul 2007

you are dope
October 1, 2007 @ 02:38 PM

Inactive

a moment please so i can pick my jaw up off the floor
October 1, 2007 @ 02:39 PM
TeddyLearned

Post: 876

Join Date: Feb 2007

Location: Vega$

you are dope


co-sign!

wow...awesome customs, dude!

LearnedVices.com

October 1, 2007 @ 03:04 PM

Inactive

D-O-P-E. Best custom shoe ive seen on here.
October 1, 2007 @ 05:05 PM
yao.bling

Post: 440

Join Date: May 2007

Location: vancouver

loving the glasses inspiration and what you did with it.
October 1, 2007 @ 05:08 PM
dagig

Post: 129

Join Date: Jul 2007

im sure if kanye saw these they would be made in bulk
October 1, 2007 @ 05:17 PM
Definition

Post: 300

Join Date: Dec 2006

dopest custom i think i've ever seen....inspiration, execution, greatness...
October 1, 2007 @ 05:58 PM
buddhasf

Post: 272

Join Date: Sep 2007

Location: Frisco

simply sick... props homey
October 1, 2007 @ 06:12 PM
punany-nany

Post: 161

Join Date: Aug 2007

Location: Di Gaza

VERY DOPE!!!....
October 1, 2007 @ 06:29 PM
AboveSb

Post: 731

Join Date: Aug 2007

Location: South of the border

Best customs ive seen
October 1, 2007 @ 06:37 PM
bossdonkiddavel

Post: 598

Join Date: Sep 2007

Location: the place where know...

fucking wow
October 1, 2007 @ 06:46 PM
Bricks

Post: 196

Join Date: Apr 2007

dont sell these, show them to kanye and you'll get famous lol
October 1, 2007 @ 06:51 PM
luisvuitondon

Post: 113

Join Date: Sep 2007

sad im crying
October 1, 2007 @ 07:22 PM
streetsamurai

Post: 104

Join Date: Sep 2007

Nice good job!
October 1, 2007 @ 08:51 PM
nucky

Post: 1097

Join Date: Jul 2006

Location: east coast with the...

I am surprised at how much I like this custom shoe, nice work cool
October 2, 2007 @ 12:58 AM
Kustomkid24871

Post: 262

Join Date: Sep 2006

Location: Oakland, CA

Best execution I've seen with this theme...
October 2, 2007 @ 03:26 AM
Ma Duce

Post: 3395

Join Date: Nov 2006

Location: intergalactic

you're always putting out innovative, extremely well-executed products.

but these may be my favorites thus far.

nice work once again.

lions don't lose sleep over the opinions of sheep.

October 2, 2007 @ 10:42 AM
CHA$E

Post: 16

Join Date: Jul 2006

those are amazing.
my god.
October 2, 2007 @ 01:04 PM
mute_uk

Post: 53

Join Date: Jul 2007

Location: London, UK

These are nice, i like em'.

How much are you gonna sell these for?
October 2, 2007 @ 06:24 PM

Inactive

great work...these are my size arent they?
October 2, 2007 @ 09:02 PM
Daijobu

Post: 359

Join Date: May 2006

Location: LOS ANGELES, CA

[SIZE="7"]trash.[/SIZE]









































[SIZE="6"]just fucking kidding those are fucking awesome[/SIZE]
October 4, 2007 @ 12:37 AM
AfrocentricPatrick

Post: 2375

Join Date: Aug 2006

Location: 910 side of thangs,...

just wondering, have you been contacted by kanye or anyone representing him? These are dope, I know they are getting attention.
October 4, 2007 @ 05:16 PM
Electric Devil

Post: 1044

Join Date: Jul 2006

Location: Hell/Satan's ward

those shoes are fly man
October 4, 2007 @ 05:48 PM
emmanuelabor

Post: 829

Join Date: Feb 2006

Location: Seattle

thanks for all the input...good or bad

nah I havent contacted, nor been contacted by, Kanye or any of his people
as far as replications fo this shoe...I guess I picked a bad base shoe since Mitas are impossible to come by. the few pairs I have seen were pretty pricey too. if I were to re-make them for anybody, the midsole would be white instead of purple, and the sole would be white or brown instead of gum
October 4, 2007 @ 08:10 PM
Advantage

Post: 1430

Join Date: Aug 2007

Location: NYNY

These are really fucking great man. Best kanye customs I have seen. These would sell$$$$$.
October 4, 2007 @ 09:02 PM
STNDRD

Post: 1119

Join Date: Aug 2007

Location: Chicago

those are my favorite customs ive ever seen on this site. or ever.
October 4, 2007 @ 09:16 PM
Ed.Hooligan

Post: 1256

Join Date: Sep 2007

Location: Dubai, UAE / Crook C...

Dope as hell yo! Execution is perfect.

Word to those.

www.soundcloud.com/EdHooligan

October 4, 2007 @ 09:37 PM

Inactive

if these are my size, get at me EL !1
October 4, 2007 @ 11:05 PM
3ric

Post: 109

Join Date: Aug 2007

dese r da best customs ive ever seen period, n real tlk bro show dese 2 kanye

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