On a hike last year, my pair of Nike Air Humaras started falling apart at the mid sole. It was similar to wearing a pair of flip-flops, but was able to finish the hike anyways. Although they looked in good condition for being over 10 years old, these hiking sneakers had lasted through two trips up Half Done, numerous other hikes, and occasional street wear. It wasn’t too surprising that they were all worn out and done at being sneakers. After a thorough clean up job, it was time to transform them into a Sneakey and this is the result.
Its the last week of #weeklytoyproject and I survived the task of creating or customizing a designer toy every week for a year. For this final week, I decided to create another Sneakey and found another old pair of basketball sneakers to work with. The Nike Air C-Phaze was a lower cut basketball shoe that featured visible max air and a huge “MAX” lettering design on the heel that made it very distinct. This colorway of Anthracite / Metallic Silver / Dark Charcoal made for a really nice looking sneaker, and now a cool looking Sneakey.
Be sure to check back on New Year’s Eve for a full recap of the #weeklytoyproject! Hope everyone is having a great holiday week!
The Nike Shox VC Basketball shoe was the first signature shoe for Vince Carter and one of the first shox based sneakers. Released in 2002, the VC featured a zippered vinyl sheath, full length shox and several different colorways. While creating this Sneakey, it was interesting to see the hidden layers that were under the sheath and all the small details, from one of the most technical and expensive releases at that time. Like a tough baller, the goggles are probably my favorite element of this little guy.
Today was an exciting day for the Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakey. Converse shared him with their fans on social media through Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check out all the likes and positive comments that were received.
Converse has been running a #chuckhack event where fans have been creating different “hacks” with the All Star as the “blank canvas”. I was lucky enough to be noticed and contacted by them. Check out the #chuckhack Community on Google + and submit your own.
Special thank you to Rebecca from Converse for making it happen.
The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker is a staple for people all over the world. Introduced in 1917 to be utilized in basketball, this signature shoe has infiltrated pop culture and is loved by millions. Here is my attempt at creating a Sneakey out of a pair in “Black Denim”. I really liked this colorway and was able to cop a pair for myself to rock as well.
The Nike Shox BB4 was one of the first shox based basketball sneakers and were actually pretty comfortable on the court. Released in 2000, these sneakers were famously worn by Vince Carter in the Olympics when he jumped over the 7 foot Frenchman Fredric Weis. Like my other basketball shoes, they eventually wore out, so once again, here was another opportunity to create a new Sneakey.
The Nike ACG Terra Humara 2 was one of my favorite pair of sneakers, so of course I totally wore them out. But, I never did throw them away, so I dug them out of the closet, cleaned them up a lot, and created the newest Sneakey.
This week’s toy is the newest “Sneakey”, created out of my pair of Nike Shox ID Elevate’s. These Nike ID’s were a birthday present from my friend Bev from years ago and I played a lot of basketball in them. She designed them with the idea of “UCLA colors” (with orange accents) and added the personal touches of my birth month and day, as well as one of my nicknames. What better way to preserve them, than to create another “Sneakey”?
Here is “Zoom” another Sneakey, created out of my pair of Nike Huarache 2K4 basketball shoes. When they first arrived on the scene, the Huarache 2K4 had a very distinct look, but still maintained the signature elements of other “Huaraches”. Zoom Air and a carbon fiber plate helped these perform on the court as well. Definitely one of my favorite sneakers to ball in as well as others, evidenced by the various re-releases.
Sneakey, named “Lito”, created out of a pair of my Nike Air Max Elite basketball sneakers. These were the supposed heir apparent of the Nike Air Force 1’s but have not gained the same following (as of yet?). They featured full max air cushioning and a “monkeypaw” stabilizer.
It’s been a while since the last Sneakey, but today here comes “Royston”, created out of a pair of Nike Air Force 1 ’07’s in Varsity Royal/White.