Over the years, Sneaker Obsession was watched and helped a number of sneaker customizers grow to a level they could of once never imagined. One of those customizers is our good friend Adam Trowell, better known in the sneaker world as theMenace. The kid always had a knack for what he did, but the attention we gave him and the feedback he received in return from reviewers made him only want to improve on the skill he already had. Adam is now at a point where he’s creating custom sneakers that are so clean, they look like they’re right off the retail floor. Case in point, these two Vans SK8-Hi’s he recently finished up. With a personal love for vintage acid wash denim and some added encouragement from fellow sneaker customizer EmmanueLabor, theMenace decided to make the “ultimate sacrifice” and chop up a couple pairs of his otherwise hard to find acid wash Levi’s 501’s and use them on a couple new sneaker projects. One pair, that of which is shown above, features Black denim throughout the upper, while the second pair shown after the jump includes Blue denim. Jean stitching is used to hold it all in place, with the edges lightly frayed for a worn look. Aside from the whole sneaker itself, one of the things I like the most is the official Levi’s label stitched onto the right heel of each shoe. If Levis and Vans were to meet one day, these would be their love childs.
Our hats go off to Adam on a fantastic job and a whole new level of improvement. For a closer look at plenty of pictures of both shoes follow the jump.