Tuesday, September 30, 2014

"American Heroes"

This may be the most important shoe i've done so far.  After having seen some of the tributes during the anniversary of 9/11, I was inspired to do something that would pay tribute to the heroes of that day.  The ones who went above and beyond and risked their lives to help others in peril.  I thought about the firefighters and the police officers who put put themselves in danger to help save lives....yes it's something they do everyday as it's a part of their jobs but the events of 9/11/01 really put things into perspective and made me realize just how dangerous their jobs are.  I thought about the stories I heard of men and women who enlisted in the military to fight for this country's freedom after the 9/11 tragedy.  Regardless of your feelings on law enforcement and/or war, you have to respect those who are willing to put their lives on the line to defend what they believe in and/or come to the aid of their fellow human being.

The reason I called it "American Heroes" was to pay homage to the firefighters, law enforcement, and military service men and women who put it all on the line, some unfortunately paying the ultimate price.  This design continues the desert camo theme (which is obviously a nod to the military).

I also had some custom dog tags made to compliment the shoe.  One tag reads "Air Jordan 6 American Heroes By Ecentrik Artistry" while the other reads "A Tribute To The Heroes Of 9/11 & Our Service Men & Women".

(Yes that is the new World Trade Center in the background)

I have been contemplating for a few days what direction to go in with this particular shoe.  I asked the opinion of close friends, brainstormed in my head, thought about the possibility of criticism on my choice and have decided this: I will accept orders for this shoe, but also, a portion of the sales of each order will be donated to the 9/11 Memorial Fund.  Currently I will only be taking orders for this shoe until the end of October (10/31/14).  Each pair will also come with the custom dog tags pictured.  Click the link below for order information: http://www.ecentrik.bigcartel.com/product/air-jordan-6-american-heroes-custom

Saturday, September 27, 2014

"Street Art, Part 2"

This shoe is a follow up to a previous shoe theme of the same name.  While I liked the first one, I didn't feel that it got the response I had hoped for nor did I think it popped as bright as it could have so I decided to revisit the theme.  I am a huge fan of street art & graffiti so the inspiration behind this project is pretty obvious.

The shoe features various colors throughout done up in a street art/graffiti style and topped off with a high gloss finish.

Currently I will only be making six pairs of this shoe (from here on out, a good amount of my custom releases will be done as limited edition runs...i'd say at least 50%-80% of them).  They can be ordered at this link: http://www.ecentrik.bigcartel.com/product/air-max-90-street-art-part-2-custom-6-pairs

Thursday, September 25, 2014

"Test Anxiety"

What started out as a pair of basic all white Air Force 1s became another shoe to get the Ecentrik custom treatment!  I call this shoe "Test Anxiety" because it was inspired by a drum & bass song of the same name (The song is by DnB artist Optical & is a remix of the original version which was made by 90s alternative rock band Toenut).  This shoe was also intended to be a part of an unreleased project called 13, that was supposed to drop the beginning of 2013 (I did end up putting out a few pairs later, which can be seen here).

I wanted the design to be really funky and off-the-wall, which I think I accomplished here.  The shoe features a neon orange, black, apple green, and 2 different shades of yellow with some interesting patterns and other bits of craziness.

The "Test Anxiety" customs are available to order at the link below:


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

"Desert Camo" Jordan 6

I'm pretty fond of the camouflage themes.  My favorite is the desert camo print, which i've done on a few other customs such as Jordan1 Camos and the South Beach desert camo Air Force 1s.  I wanted to revisit the theme with the Jordan 6s because I felt it was the perfect shoe for this theme.

Looking at the midsoles, it's pretty easy to tell that the base shoe was the Infrared Jordan 6s:

And here's more of the finished product:

These are available to order at this link:

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sports Team Theme (on shoe of your choice)

Here's a new offer from Ecentrik Artistry: You can now order a custom shoe based on your favorite sports team with a matching camouflage print and the print style and shoe of your choice!  It can be any sport (football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, etc.), any ranking (pro, college, high school), and any brand shoe (Nike, Jordan, Adidas, Puma, Reebok, etc.).  Want a team theme without the print design?  That can also be arranged.  To order, email me at info@ecentrikart.net for price and order information (prices vary on design and shoe being used, whether you want the shoes supplied or if you are supplying your own).  You can also click here for info.  Below are some examples and just a handful of camo print options:

(LA Dodgers woodland camo print Air Force One w. Yaisel Puig jersey number)

(Philadelphia Eagles tiger camo Air Max 90)

(New York Knicks desert camo Air Force 1)

(A few camo selections (clockwise from top left): desert camo, tiger camo, digi camo, woodland camo)

Again, if you want the them without a design pattern or with a different pattern, that can also be done.  Email for more information.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Customer Spotlight: Oilers & Eagles customs

These were done for the same client who requested the Gucci Jordan 3s from the last post.  The client sent me a pair of his Jordan 3 Fire Reds and a pair of Air Jordan 1s to create some NFL Team colorways.

First up is the Houston Oilers (the team that would later become the Tennessee Titans).  The customer not only sent his Fire Red Jordan 3s, but a Mitchell and Ness throwback Oilers jacket for reference to get the colorway as close as possible.

This custom was done with just the colorway..no logos or patterns.

Then there's the Eagles custom Jordan 1s.  Like the Oilers shoes, the customer wanted to keep it basic with just the colors, which are meant to match this Jacket:

As you can see, the jacket has the throwback black and green colors as opposed to the teal green that they wear today.  The base shoe was the white/metallic green Jordan 1 highs:

And here is the finished product:

If you notice, in this one I changed the metallic green into a more solid matte green (at the client's request).  Has a nice clean look that goes well with the jacket.

Speaking of sports related themes,  in a future post (probably the next post), I'll be posting some kicks from earlier this summer that I never posted that center around a sports theme option being offered in the online store.  If interested in a custom idea of your own, email me at info@ecentrikart.net.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Customer Spotlight: "Gucci"

The Jordan 3s are my all time favorite Jordan model (followed by the 5s and 4s), which is probably evidenced from my last few customs seen here, most of which used the 3s as a base.  This particular one here was another Jordan 3 custom, this one an idea from a client.

The client sent me a pair of his Jordan flip 3s for customization.  The idea was to have the shoe done with a Gucci theme but still kept fairly simple.  Here's the original base shoe:

And here is the finished product:

What I did was white out all of the areas of the shoe where the elephant print are but kept the print visible.  Add the dark green and varsity red and you have the Gucci colorway!  This was a 1-of-1 design (meaning this shoe will not be duplicated) but am willing to do a variation of the theme on a different shoe.

Have an idea of your own?  Contact me at my email address: info@ecentrikart.net.  Or contact me through the contact section of my website: www.ecentrikart.net.