James, also known as 1 OF Customsjust presented me with some images of his latest project, a custom Air Max LeBron VII inspired by Nike’s on-going MVPuppets campaign. I have to say too, I am rather surprised at the route taken for the theme as it’s defiantly not what I had expected when I read the email.
Where as you would think an MVPuppets theme would include some imagery of Puppet Lebron, Puppet Kobe or LiL Dez, 1 Of Customs went in an entire different direction. To represent the puppets themselves a soft, fluffy Antron fleece, the material that puppet makers use, was stitched over the flywire. The trim around the fleece material was then repainted red with quotes from the commercial placed throughout it. Topping things off is a white patent leather Nike Swoosh on the lateral side of the upper.
In all honesty, I can’t say I’m the biggest fan of the quotes. It’s original but a little cluttered for my personal taste. Other then that though I can’t knock it. It’s a customer order and ya gotta do what the customer pays for. I’m really digging the fleece material though, I found that to be a really unique way to pay tribute to all the puppets in the MVPuppets series.
As said this is a custom order and as his name states 1 Of Customs does just that, 1 of a kind sneakers, so these will not be reproduced for any amount of money. Click here to take a closer look at the sneakers and hit up the 1 Of Customs website if you’re looking for you’re next pair of fresh customs shoes.