Air Jordan IV “Matte Black Python”
Another example of simplicity winning out is the Air Jordan IV “Matte Black Python” by JBF Customs. Seemingly based on the iconic “Cement” Air Jordan IV colorway, JBF swapped the plain white upper for luxurious black python. Using black leather laces is just the cherry on top.
Air Jordan IV “Tiffany”
With the impending release of the high top version of the classic SB “Tiffany” Dunks, expect to see many more takes on the colorway. However, you artists out there may want to take note because Mache, as always, set the bar really high with his killer Air Jordan IV custom.
Air Jordan V “Best of Both Worlds”
Though they may share a nickname with Jay Z and R. Kelly’s ill-fated 2002 album/tour, the “Best of Both Worlds” Jordan V saw two of the top customizers in the game team up. This collaborative custom, done up this past year between JBF and Mache absolutely shut it down. Inspired by atmos’s animal camo Air Max 1 colorway, this sneaker is a killer.
Air Jordan V “Bin Lab 5”
You knew this was inevitable, but Dank Customs pulled it off cleanly with his Air Jordan “BinLabV.” Mixing up the aestheic of Jordan Brand’s latest elephant print Vs, and 2011′s Premio Bin 23, this custom is clean and amazing.
Air Jordan VI “Black Cement”
Air Jordan IV “Who Dat”
Using the black/red Air Jordan IV as a base, Mache showed the NOLA some love with this “Who Dat” custom. This is another colorway where, if you removed the Saints logo, might as well be sold by Jordan Brand themselves.
Air Jordan VI “Black Oreo”
Though it doesn’t have that eye-catching flare of some of the more popular customs out there, Andy Oliver’s Air Jordan VI “Black Oreo” custom lets the sneaker do the talking. Rather than using bright colors, or gimmicky themes, AO used semi-gloss black paint on the base pair of Oreo VIs allowing the contrast between the leather and suede to really pop.
Air Jordan VI “Cement”
Customizer Addicted to the High dropped a jewel with his “Cement” Air Jordan VI, employing the colorway of the iconic white/cement Air Jordan IV on the VI silo. Seeing it done, particularly so well, makes us wonder why JB hasn’t dropped an official version of their own.
Air Jordan VI “Orlando Magic”
Done up for Gilbert Arenas to rock in the NBA Playoffs, Mizzee Customs’ Air Jordan VI “Orlando Magic” makeup knocks it out of the park. Aside from being league-friendly (approved by NBA officials), Mizzee really put in work for these. Just look at the details of the iridescent stars and Magic pinstripes…these are great, and befitting of a sneakerhead like Arenas.
Air Jordan XI “Cheif Illiniwek”
Customizer: Mache Customs
Truth be told, we could make this entire post consisting of only Mache Customs Air Jordans. But these “Chief Illiniwek” Air Jordan XIs are just exceptional…this is what makes him one of the best. Using University of Illinois’ color scheme and Chief Illiniwek on what appears to be a “Concord” AJ XI, Mache used the perfect hashtag for this one: #customsthatdontlookcustom.
Air Jordan VI “True Blue”
Just like his “Cement” Air Jordan VI, we’re surprised El Cappy’s “True Blue” AJ VI hasn’t seen an official release from Jordan Brand. The elephant print and “True Blue” (or sport blue, or September blue…whatever you want to call it) really work well on this shoe. We’d cop these.
Air Jordan XI “Seinfeld”
A custom about nothing? Without drowning you in Seinfeld references, these custom Air Jordan XIs pay homage to one of television’s most-famous sneakerhead. Employing a color scheme befitting of Jerry himself, these are just perfect. Well done, @rocketboynift.