It’s been about a week or so since we featured a pair of customs, so I think it’s about time we get into it without further delay and take a look at what’s new out there. After browsing around and seeing what customizers recently finished up some sneakers I came across the latest project from Sharp020, a pair of Nike Court Traditions which he was given by a customer to do a reconstruction on.
Sharp020 reveals to us that he had the sneakers in his possession for well over a year but was never really able to work on it due to the fact the upper was originally constructed from hemp, a material which wasn’t accepting his method to well to carry out the “street” theme. After several failed attempts to get the upper off the sole unit Sharp020 did what any insane customizer would do. He literally cut the whole thing clear off the sole and got the project moving. Leather was then laid down throughout the upper paneling in which Sharp020 applied a mind cement pattern on which you would swear has some sort of texture to it due to the depth of it. In fact though there’s nothing there, it’s smooth to the touch and that’s what we love. It plays tricks on your mind and eyes. The upper was then stitched back together with Yellow contrast stitching with the shape of the Nike Swoosh being painted in Yellow to resemble the lines on a street. Besides the cement pattern on the upper I’m always loving the dirty old sole which is fitting with a grungy street.
Sharp020 has defiantly produced a killer custom here and has followed through with the “street” theme perfectly.