Adding to tomorrow’s high profile day of sneaker releases will be the highly anticipated Air Jordan 5Lab3. With its upper completely covered in reflective detailing, on top of a chilled icy sole, these kicks are just a day away from literally lighting up quite a few collections. In picking up where the 3Lab5 left off, this latest round of element mixed kicks will look to raise the DNA swapping bar even higher. Are these number one on your shopping list for tomorrow? Peep a few more looks before the go live in the morning and be sure to drop us a line in the comments section below.
Air Jordan 5LAB3
Reflect Silver/Reflect Silver-Black-White
The Nike Air Yeezy 2 Red Octobers aren’t the only kicks that look dope in an all red color scheme. Kickasso Kustoms, one of the best sneaker artists around, just possibly kicked the Air Yeezy 2s butt with his latest release of an AJ11 creation. The Air Jordan XI (11) All Red Python customs by Kickasso Kustoms are a 1 of 1 creation for NFL wide receiver, Joe Anderson, and take cues from the Yeezys. From top to bottom, these Jays are in a monochromatic crimson tone, with python skin wrapping around the bottom of the uppers. And to add that touch of extra details, the lacing features gold aglits on the tips. These kicks got me thinking “Yeezy who?” Check out a detailed close up on the shoes down below, and show some Kickasso Kustoms some love!
Kickasso Kustoms was working double time this week with the Air Jordan 11 All Red Python for Joe Anderson, and his newest project for 50 Cent. The Air Jordan IV (4) “Liberty” customs by Kickasso Kustoms drawing inspiration from Lady Liberty, decked out in a mint green upper with antiquing effects. Black streaks are scattered all over, with hints of gold and moss green appearing throughout the uppers to mimic the wear from all the tried and true years the Statue of Liberty has stood tall. A Statue of Liberty tongue patch is present to seal the deal with these new customs from Kickasso Kustoms. Five stars to Kickasso for such a great concept! True art!
Do y’all remember the Air Jordan “Golden Moments” pack of customs from the beginning of the month? (I’m still dreaming of those AJ5s and AJ11s) Well the man behind that project, Artistic Soles sneaker artist Ceesay14, is back with another custom Air Jordan creation. The Air Jordan XII (12) “Legend Blue” customs by Ceesay14 are mostly white leather upper with sweet baby blue accenting throughout the shoe. The bottom half of the uppers have baby blue sweeping across the toes, with more blue showing up on the eyelets and on the rear, beneath the heel tabs. Going the extra mile with detailing, even more blue peeks it’s way through an all white outsole, and the classic “23″ coming in the title color. Keeping it simple has proven to be another hit with these AJ12s! How are you liking these new Ceesay14 customs? Let us know, down below in the comments! More pictures below, as well!
Kickstradomis has been murdering his recent projects, like the AJ3 “Wolverine” or the Lebron 10 “What the Clevelands?” that he just created. Now here’s a look at more sneaker heat from Kickstradomis, as he brings us a tropical themed rendition of the Air Jordan VI! The Air Jordan VI (6) “Aloha” customs by Kickstradomis feature a Hawaiian floral and palm tree pattern along the center and toes of the shoes. The uppers are mostly black, with the floral print present on the midfoot. For accenting, red, turquoise, and a soft lavender make their way along the soles, each providing an intense punch of color against the dominate black of the shoe. If you thought floral print was for punks, think again! I swear Kickstradomis is trying to take over the customizing game! Check out more pictures below!
If you’ve been keeping up with the coverage, then you are well aware of what’s on the way when it comes to the Air Jordan II this year. While many are still waiting to see if the increasingly popular “Night Shade” colorway will be apart of the release festivities, a brand new colorway has emerged. Borrowing from the previously mentioned motif is this Purple/Red/Black version. Fully equipped with a touch of safari print about the toe, paired with a speckled midsole, could there be some sort of Air Jordan II pack on the way? Check out another look at this brand new color scheme and make sure you keep your browsers locked to SneakerFiles for more.
Last week, we got a preview of the newest AJ3 “Wolverine” customs by Kickstradomis (formerly @Sal_Artisticsoles), but he’s back with a full set of images of these works of art. The Air Jordan III (3) “Wolverine” customs by Kickstradomis use the original X Men yellow and blue, with portraits of Wolverine near the rear on the uppers. On the left sneaker, Wolverine can be seen peeking from behind black leather paneling, while he is seen launching into attack on the right shoe. Taking it one step further, Kickstradomis altered the Jumpman to resemble a blade-wielding Logan on the grey tongues. Blue accenting on the mudguards and lining comes into play to finish off the sweet details on these custom kicks! Kickstradomis branding and a side profile of Wolverine are printed on the insoles, as well. Great job, Kickstradomis!
Personally, I’ve always believed sneaker artists are some of the most talented people walking the earth. To be able to take sneaker models that have already been released in a wide range of silohettes and designs, let alone colorways, takes a great level of creativity and vision. Canada-based graphic artist Dead Dilly created eleven classic Air Jordan concepts with high fashion brand influences like Raf Simons, Balenciaga, and more. The entire Air Jordan High Fashion sneaker concepts pack includes:
Air Jordan 1 x Yves Saint Laurent
Air Jordan 2 x Alexander McQueen
Air Jordan 3 x Maison Martin Margiela
Air Jordan 4 x Raf Simons
Air Jordan 5 x Hood By Air
Air Jordan 6 x Versace
Air Jordan 7 x Balenciaga
Air Jordan 8 x Haruki Murakami
Air Jordan 9 x Bernhard Willhem
Air Jordan 10 x KRISVANASSACHE
Air Jordan 11 x Givenchy
According to Dead Dilly (and I quote) “The idea was to make fake collaborations between Jordan and Higher End brands. That’s all.” Dead Dilly absolutely bodied the whole sneaker game with this project! Those Versace and Raf Simons concepts are wavy as I don’t know what! Which of these are you feeling the most?
After having seen the Jordan Future in Royal, Volt, and Black and White, it appears there is more than one style than just the woven upper we’ve been seeing. An image of a non-woven Jordan Future has surface on Instagram featuring what appears to be 3M nylon upper and Teal outsoles. It is unknown at the moment if this is just a sample or a final product; continue to check back with Sneakerfiles for more information as it becomes available. If this is just the start of what’s to come in the Jordan Future line, I can’t wait to see what else Jordan Brand has up their selves. Don’t forget to let us know what you think: Do you prefer the non-woven over the woven? Do wish that the Jordan Future hype will end? Which is your favorite pair so far?
Interesting… Here’s a colorway we never thought we’d see on the Air Jordan 1, Teal. Covered in White and Teal complete with a Black sole, Jordan Brand plans to release this beauty sometime during Spring. So having a first look at the Air Jordan 1 White/Teal what do y’all think? Are you digging this color scheme on the Jordan 1? Would you guys cop? Continue to check back with Sneakerfiles as more information becomes available.