Tuesday, November 22, 2016

"Misty Knight"

The idea for these came from an old baby picture of me with my mom.  I mentioned how she resembled Marvel Comics character Misty Knight (mom was rocking an awesome fro' in the pic) and she gave me the idea to make her a pair of boots themed after the character.  For those unaware, Misty Knight is a Marvel super hero and supporting character in the Luke Cage Netflix series.  In the comics, she's a kick ass super hero with a metal arm who's skilled in martial arts, has super strength, and is the love interest of Iron Fist (who's Netflix series debuts next spring).

The base for the custom was a pair of women's black leather Timberland boots.  I decided to go primarily red for the base color (similar to the above pic) and added a comic book-like style and here's the finished product:

I even included the Daughters of the Dragon logo on the hangtag that came with the boots (Daughters of the Dragon is a comic book series starring Misty Knight and Colleen Wing).  And as an added bonus, I even made my mom a Misty Knight painting:

The painting is actually themed after Misty's 70's look from the Power Man & Iron Fist comics from that era.  It was specifically inspired by a photo of one of my favorite comic book artists, John Byrne.  I always loved his style and was a big fan of his Misty drawings as they captured that 70's era perfectly.

The boots and the painting:

They even got some acknowledgement from the TV Misty Knight herself:

The boots and painting are a 1 of 1 but similar themes can be done.  Contact via the Ecentrik Artistry website for all inquiries.


Monday, October 24, 2016

Captain America version 2.0

I've been looking to do another Captain America theme since doing the custom Reebok pair for Joe Quesada's daughter last year.  And since I had a pair of white Stan Smith Adidas laying around that I had no idea what to do with (literally been trying to think of what to do with them for months), I decided one night to do something themed around Steve Rogers, the First Avenger.

Nothing too over the top here...just a comic style Cap featured on both shoes along with his "I'm just a kid from Brooklyn" quote from the movies.

This is a personal pair but if you'd like to have Captain America or any other comic book theme gracing a pair of your shoes (any company), click here for ordering info.  In the meantime, check out more photos below:

Monday, October 17, 2016

"Color Splash"

This custom theme takes the Puma Smash shoe and give it a funky graffiti inspired twist using mainly primary colors, giving it an old school hip hop inspired vide and style.  These are currently available at the website (men's sizes only) and only one pair will be made for each available size.

Purchase here: http://www.ecentrikart.net/product/color-splash

Friday, October 7, 2016

"Supergirl" (version 1.0)

Continuing my latest streak of comic book/super hero themed customs (check out the Batman Beyond kicks in the previous post), The newest pair is based on the newest addition to the CW TV lineup (aka The Arrowverse for my fellow comic nerds), one and only Supergirl.

I've had the idea to do a Supergirl theme ever since I did the Justice League Series back in March, so now i'm finally getting around to doing these.  BTW, i'm calling these version 1.0 because I do plan on doing another pair in the future with a totally different look from these.

The original base shoe was a pair of basic white Nike Air Force 1s:

And here is the finished result:

The tongue features Kryptonian writing and actually spells out her Kryptonian name Kara Zor-El ("Kara" on the right shoe, "Zor-El" on the left).  Check out the alphabet chart below and decipher for yourself:

More pics below:

And of course, I had to get some pics of Kara with her cousin, Kal-El aka Superman!

Interested in this shoe or theme?  Contact me through the website, www.ecentrikart.net (see the contact section or email directly at info@ecentrikart.net).  Or if you have a pair of your own shoes that you'd like to send for this or any other comic book themed custom, check out the Comic Book Themed Customs option on the website: http://www.ecentrikart.net/product/comic-book-themed-customs-customer-must-supply-shoe

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

"Batman Beyond"

I've always wanted to do this theme since Batman Beyond is one of my favorite super hero cartoons of all time.  For those who aren't up on the character:

50 years in the future, Bruce Wayne, the original Batman, has long since retired from crime fighting as Batman due to his aging.  He meets a young teenage kid and former trouble youth named Terry McGinnis when he and McGinnis are fighting off a gang of thugs known as The Jokerz gang (an obvious tribute to Batman's most well known nemesis).  Although Wayne is still skilled enough to fight off the attackers even at his older age, when they flee McGinnis finds him off in the corner breathing heavily as the activity causes Bruce's heart condition to act up.  McGinnis helps him back to his Wayne Manor mansion to get his medicine and as he's leaving he accidentally stumbles across the batcave, finding out that Bruce Wayne was indeed Batman.  Wayne kicks McGinnis out and McGinnis comes home to find out that his father has been murdered by the Jokerz as a measure of revenge (apparently one of them knew McGinnis from school).  A series of events stemming from both that and the use of illegal chemical weapons from Derek Powers aka Blight eventually lead to McGinnis becoming the new Batman, under the mentorship of Bruce Wayne.

The shoes:

The base shoe was a pair of all white Nike Dunk lows that I found on sale in the clearance rack at a sneaker store (a shoe model from Nike that's no longer in production....it was on sale for dirt cheap and made for a great base so I couldn't pass it up).

The shoes include the Batman logo and costume colors along with a grey custom pattern splattered throughout to give it a unique look.  Also on the rear of the shoes are the words "Apathy Greed Corruption Power Hope Courage Honor Justice", which can be seen on the screen during the original cartoon intro.

Now this particular version is not for sale, however, I can duplicate this style and theme on a different shoe such as a Nike Air Force 1, Adidas Superstar, Jordan Retro, etc.  Or if you have a pair of your own shoes that you'd like to send for this or any other super hero theme, check out the Super Hero custom theme option on the website: http://www.ecentrikart.net/product/comic-book-themed-customs-customer-must-supply-shoe

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Customer Spotlight: Air Jordan 4 "Nightwing"

I wanted to do a Nightwing shoe around the time I did the Justice League series but knew that kinda wouldn't make sense since he wasn't a member of the league but I got my chance recently when a client requested a pair of Air Jordans themed around the character.

For those who aren't up on comics: Nightwing (real name Dick Grayson) was the original Robin, partner of Batman (3 others have worn the mantle after Grayson: Jason Todd, Tim Drake, and now Bruce Wayne aka Batman's son Damien Wayne).  Once Grayson became and adult (and after a brief falling out with Batman), he relocated to Bludhaven (a fictional city outside of Gotham City) and took on the identity of Nightwing as a way to establish his own identity and step out of his mentor's shadow.  Although he still teams with Batman on occassion, Nightwing is pretty much a solo act with his own set of adventures (he also once spent time as a member of the Teen Titans).

Anyway, the shoes:

The original base for these was the Jordan 4 Military Blue:

And here is the finished product:

The logo design on the shoes is actually themed more after his design from the animated cartoons (Batman: The Animated Series, The Batman, Young Justice, etc.) as opposed to the comic book style seen on the action figures above.

And there you have it...Nightwing!

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