If you’ve been a reader of Sneaker Obsession for quite awhile you are probably familiar with the fact how we are consistently showing love to the artists out there and providing you with photos of their latest custom sneakers. This is something we have done since day one and will always continue to do, as we have helped numerous artists break the barrier and get their name out there.
One such artist who we have helped is our friend Jake, also known as JBF. A few weeks ago we presented you with a look at the adidas Superstar “Refresh STR” he created and since then Jake has been in the “kitchen” whipping up all sorts of new kicks.
One of his latest custom designs is displayed on a pair of Nike SB Blazers, a first for Jake which is another reconstruction project. Jake took a pair of red suede Nike SB Blazers and literally torn em apart at the seams, leaving him with nothing but each and every panel laid out and ready for new material. The idea was to create a subtle pair of SB Blazers which could compete with the wet elements of the Winter. Therefore Jake decided to stitch the Blazers up with a 1000 Denier quilted black nylon upper, which happens to be waterproof and unbelievably durable. To give the sneakers some pop during the day black patent leather was added to the lace tabs and heel tabs. The Nike Swoosh was then stitched up in a white glow in the the dark material which compliments the white sole unit nicely during the day and then glows a bright shade of neon green at night. Jake goes on to tell us that glow lasts bright for at least 3 hours, and the glow properties will not diminish for at least ten years, even with heavy use.
Reconstructions are heavy right now and this is just one of the many coming from the boatloads of artists out there doing their thing in the custom sneaker market. Click here to check out detailed photos of the Nike SB Blazer “Denier Quilted” Customs by Jake in their finished state and make sure you keep it locked to SneakerObsession.com for your fix on the dopest custom kicks. Jake’s email and Facebook info is listed below as well incase you wanna hit him up for some work.