Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Light jacket weather. Halloween, Pumpkin spice lattes. Leaves on the ground. Some of the things that I love about fall, my 3rd favorite season behind summer and spring (actually I love every season except winter but that's another topic). So following the last shoe I put out which was also fall-related (see here), I wanted to do something that was kind of the embodiment of fall. I call these "Colors of Autumn".
The base shoe was a pair of all-white Nike iD Spizikes that I got from Ebay. They were reasonably priced and happened to be my size so I grabbed them right away:
I had them sitting around for about a month before deciding what I wanted to do with them. I got the fall theme inspiration after doing the last pair so after whipping up an idea here's the finished result:
I did some researching via Google pics to get an idea of some of the different colors of autumn (it also helps that I happen to live near a park, which is where I took these pics & it just so happens the sneakers match the leaves perfectly, which makes a great backdrop for the photos). This shoe is a 1-of-1 for my own personal collection so it's not for sale (I may be willing to do something similar on a different shoe, although the design would have to be different). If you want an original shoe theme of your own, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can purchase various designs that i've done that are currently for sale at www.ecentrik.bigcartel.com.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Originally I intended for these to be named "Molten Lava" as I thought they reminded me of it, kinda like my past "Volcanic Eruption" customs. But after looking at them again after having edited the pictures (and being as though it's October), I felt like they had more of a Halloween pumpkin look to them. This is my first time working with the Jordan 10s as a base for a custom and it's perfect for the finished product.
Base shoe: Jordan 10 "Bobcats"
The shoe features a transition fade from a darker orange to a lighter orange (hand done, no airbrush) and some cool midsole details. Currently, I will only be doing 15 pairs of these (both men's and women's/GS sizes available). Ordering info is at this link: http://www.ecentrik.bigcartel.com/product/air-jordan-10-molten-lava-custom-15-pairs
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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".
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
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
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
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
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 email@example.com 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.