I could be wrong, but this is the kind of work that gets you to the chance to work with a shoe company as a shoe customizer. Signature. And the name just makes me want a cool treat. Mizzee has been using this pattern of multiple colors to mimic what looks to be a reflection, especially in this case with the use of blues and a final bright white in the center. I could easily see this type of design mass produced and selling out. I think I like it even more seeing that it is really random it has no real structure except for the order in which the colors are lined up. These were a customer order that just wanted his initials somewhere on the shoe and for Mizzee to do his thing on this pair of Air Max 90s he had lying around. The outcome is really more than the customer could have expected: 5 different shades of Blues, metalic orange, a white pearled Swoosh, and a patent leather finish to give them a more shiny plastic appearance. Boring orange and white Air Max 90s are now vibrant and alive.
Not much else to say here except that Mizzee is officially the king of horror film customs. The foggy woods detailing on these are amazing, looks just like a picture. I’d love to see him go old school and do some of the classic films like Frakenstein, The Mummy, Wolfman, Dracula, etc. Check back this Friday the 13th for the completed pair.
A popular theme used a few times in 2008 by customizers was the movie “Back to the Future”.Much of which was started by Nike’s release of their limited HyperDunk inspired by the movies futuristic and never released Nike Air Mag worn by Marty McFly. This all leads to the recent custom posted up by Mizzee Customs, which is his version of an Nike three-way: Nike Air Force 1 + Hyperdunk + Air Mag. Which just happens to be inspired by emmanueLabor’s own rendition. Mizzee a master of crazy painted designs was different from emmanueLabor’s in the fact that he only used paint while EL had a combo of paint and fabric. That said Mizzee came correct with a near perfect hand painted copy of the Hyperdunk Flywire and tongue tags. But the most interesting part of these are the toe box perforations to which Mizzee somehow filled up all but six of the holes to mimic the Hyper Dunk quite well. Great work by EL and Mizzee. These are supposedly the first go-round for Mizzee so check back later for an even more improved version. Or visit either’s MySpace for your own pair.
More pics after the jump!