Monday, June 12, 2017

"The Ultimate Warrior"
















I've been asked by multiple people if I was going to do my take on this theme.  If you're a late 80s-early 90s wrestling fan you're definitely familiar with The Ultimate Warrior.  Warrior, born Jim Hellwig (but legally changed his name to Warrior in 1993) is one of the most popular wrestlers in not only the WWE (or WWF at the time), but in all of the wrestling business.  This was a pretty fun shoe to make for me personally as it allowed to get colorful and loud with the design since Warrior was known for not only being a unique and eccentric personality, but also for his bright and colorful face paint and wrestling gear.  Warrior had many legendary feuds during his career with other big names such as Hulk Hogan, Rick Rude, and The Undertaker just to name a few.  Sadly Warrior passed away in 2014 but his legacy still carries on in the hearts of fans all over the world.

See more pics of the shoes below.  For all custom orders and inquiries, visit the website at www.ecentrikart.net (see the contact section) or email at info@ecentrikart.net or ecentrik@yahoo.com.



















Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Customer Spotlight "Natalya"











Natalya Neidhart is a member of the famous Hart family and daughter of WWE legend Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart.  She is also the first 3rd generation female wrestler in the world.















On the heels of me doing the Bret Hart customs back in April,  a client requested a similar theme based around Nattie Neidhart....this pair on some Air Force 1 lows.

The original base was a basic pair of Nike Air Force 1 lows:


















And here is the finished product:

















The shoes feature the same classic Hart pink and black colorway along with the Natalya logo on the side as requested by the client.  On the toes is the "Nattie By Nature" logo from the WWE t-shirt.




























(The Hart family dynasty continues..)


I even managed to get the attention of Natalya herself!!










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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Customer Spotlight: "MF Doom"












Recently a client contacted me about doing a Jordan 4 theme centered around rapper MF Doom.  The custom was to be something inspired by the colorway and style of the Nike MF Doom dunk release from a few years ago:
















Usually I don't do color swap themes these days but was looking forward to doing these being an MF Doom fan myself.  Both the client and I thought the recently released Jordan 4 "Pure Money" would be the perfect canvas:

















And below is the finished product:



















The shoes feature the colorway similar to the original release as well as the famous Doom mask on the tongues and the MF Doom logo on the side of the shoes.  The logo and tongues also have the 3M reflector shine effect applied as seen on the awesome pic below sent to me by the client (check out the classic MF Doom figure!):






















This pair is a 1 of 1 but if you're interested in a similar or different style of this on any other theme, email all inquiries to info@ecentrikart.net or ecentrik@yahoo.com.  You can also contact via the website, www.ecentrikart.net.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

"The Villain" Marty Scurll














Marty Scurll is one of the most unique personalities to come along in professional wrestling in years.  Aside from him being a great in-ring competitor, Scurll has a very unique character and presentation.  The outfit, the villain mask, the umbrella....he stands out in a very interesting way and his style is very intriguing.  The UK based Scurll, who competes for Ring Of Honor Wrestling and is a former World Television Champion and newest member of Bullet Club, has become one of my personal favorite wrestlers in the business today.

(Marty Scurll ROH Promo Video)




After I posted the Ring Of Honor custom shoes on my Twitter a few months back, I got this tweet from Scurll:


















Although I didn't jump on the idea right away, the wheels had indeed already started turning in my head.  Months later one of my Twitter followers had asked me if I was going to do a Marty Scurll theme and around that same time Scurll joined the Bullet Club during a wrestling angle that got tons of huge buzz.  I figured then I might as well not put it off any longer and make the shoe theme happen.

Remembering from the previous tweet that Scurll is an Air Max fan, I decided to use the all white Air Max 90s as the canvas for his theme.
















I noticed how Scurll's videos and outfits are usually always black and white (with maybe some greys) I wanted to keep that color scheme with the shoes.  I also looked at some of the shirts on his Pro Wrestling Tees page for inspiration and this was the one that stuck out to me the most so I incorporated it into the shoes as well:






















These things along with my own signature abstract touch and these were the finished product result:






















Air Max 90s in true villain fashion!  After these were posted, they got mentioned and posted/retweeted on Instagram and Twitter by the Villain himself!
























Since then these have gotten a lot of retweets, comments, and even a few inquiries.  For those interested in having a custom wrestling themed shoe of your own, reach me through the contact section of the website or directly by email at ecentrik@yahoo.com or info@ecentrikart.net.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

"CM Punk"














CM Punk has always been a unique and interesting personality to me....his look, his in-ring style and ability, and personality.  As a lifelong wrestling fan, i've been a fan of Punk since his Ring of Honor days (which is where I first saw him in action) and followed his work on the indies (quick story:  In the early 2000s at an ROH show in Philly, I was seated a few rows from the ring and there was a six-man match going on and after the match, CM Punk ran in and chased off Steve Corino, who was a participant in the match and had a feud with Punk during the time.  Corino ran right by me and Punk threw a chair at him from in the ring and the chair whizzed by my head....if I had been a few inches over to the left I would've gotten clocked by a CM Punk chair.  A guy standing near me even said "You almost got clocked!"  Never forgot that moment).  Anyway, Phil Brooks, aka CM Punk, would eventually go on to sign with WWE where he won multiple titles including the world heavyweight title.  Many might feel he's a controversial figure due to him not being very outspoken and not biting his tongue when it comes to his business with WWE, feelings on Vince McMahon, Triple H, the McMahon family, etc.  After leaving WWE, Punk tried his hand in UFC as well as writing comics.  I've always respected him not only for being a great in-ring competitor and awesome promo guy, but for his ability to not be afraid to say what's on his mind.  Personally i'd love to see him return to a wrestling ring again whether it's WWE, ROH, Impact, the indies, Japan, wherever...but even if he doesn't, his impression and legacy in the business is solidified.

Anyway, on to the shoes.  I got the idea to do a Nike Air Force 1 shoe themed around Punk the wrestler.  I looked to the yellow and black colors of his outfit that he wore during the infamous "Pipe Bomb" Promo from 2011 (minus the Austin t-shirt):
























The shoes feature the signature lightning fist t-shirt logo on the toes along with his "Best In The World" and "Pipe Bomb"  quotes and "Straight Edge" on the rear of the shoes.  Not one of my fanciest or most detailed shoes but one of my most fun to do.  If you are interested in ordering a wrestling themed shoe of your own, click here for ordering info.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

"Virtuoso"

Virtuoso (noun): A person who has special knowledge or skill in a field.  A person who has a cultivated appreciation of artistic excellence, as a connoisseur or collector of objects of art, antiques, etc.

Air Force 1 "Virtuoso" is available to order here.

















Monday, May 15, 2017

"Mutagen"

Another new addition to the Ecentrik Artistry website is the Air Max 90 "Mutagen" custom.  This custom, made using the classic all white leather Air Max 90s, feature multiple purple shades mixed with an emerald green and done up in a unique pattern to resemble slime/mysterious liquid.  To purchase your pair, order by clicking here.