If your looking at the portfolio of Revive Customs work nearly every pair could be a history lesson with the subject likely having it’s own Wikipedia page. The latest is his dedication to the Technics SL-1200 turntable due to their recent discontinuing by Panasonic. The base shoe of choice was the hard to find in the US, New Balance 1500. His first change was painting the 1500 stitching to read 1200. Next the Technics gray and purple logo often seen on the tables platter was painted on the back heels. Lastly one of a tables most recognizable parts, the strobe dots, were painted in their stationary form around the mudguard section of the kicks. Revive’s logo in red completes the project right under the Made In England stitching across the tongues. A quick glance of these and any dj would surely know.
These are another collaborative custom sneaker between emmanueLabor and Mache Custom Kicks. Well not much is hidden… some New Balance 1500 retro running shoes that looks like a bit of elephant print and some addition of fabrics. 112 pack by Nike inspiration? Maybe.
The well known customizer Lazy has recently released some customs from his vault that are all 1 of 1.
More info at Lazy’s Website
Just found on HypeBeast.com is a contest sponsored by New Balance and Shoes Up. For the first time in its storied history, New Balance is loosening up the creative reigns and letting YOU create a design which could potentially see the light of day at sneaker spots around the world. Based on two solid offerings, the iconic 576 and 1700 are both provided as template of choice for you to work your creative magic. The contest done in conjunction with France’s Shoes-Up will conclude June 10th with templates available for download here. The winning entries will receive a trip to the legendary New Balance Flimby factory to have their colorway produced while the most interesting models will be exhibited at an event in September. For complete details check Shoes-Up.com/NewBalance.
There is a guy in the UK who goes by Ghettrocentricity. If you have not heard of him, shame on you. Let’s fix that. For some reason one of the coolest fabrics to PaintorThread.com is perforated leather. Its just amazing how evenly spaced and sized the little holes are made. Now suede is just as cool, and Ghettrocentricity proved that with his recent New Balance 576 customs. The changes to these are so subtle only an New Balance aficionado would even have a chance of noticing the additions. The shoes started with the perforated suede on toeboxs and back ankles and 3M Scotchlite around the Ns. After Ghettro got through with them they had added Scotchlite on the back ankles and red perforated suede on the entire tongues and Ns. Simple and subtle but extremely amazing. No paint was used. Ghettro only used his deconstructing and reconstructing abilities to make a shoe a tad more original for a New Balance fan. And……..monotone shoes…a.k.a. all one color are the best shoes.
Before and more after pics after the jump!