"Aurora Borealis" Custom Dunk High (1-of-1)

An aurora (plural: auroras or aurorae) is a natural light display in the sky, particularly in the polar regions, caused by the collision of charged particles directed by the Earth's magnetic field. An aurora is usually observed at night and typically occurs in the ionosphere. It is also referred to as a polar aurora or, collectively, as polar lights. In northern latitudes, the effect is known as the aurora borealis (or the northern lights), named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas, by Pierre Gassendi in 1621.

-Courtesy of Wikipedia

Having seen photos of this phenomenom, I have been fascinated by it since the first time I laid eyes on them. Many of you who know me know that i'm a big fan of bright colors..likely due to the fact that I regularly work with different paint combos and shades and have a knack for color coordinating outfits :)..so I eventually got the idea to do a pair of shoes centered around the theme..not to mention it's probably the closest i'll come to ever seeing this in person.

I imagine the idea of the skies radiating crazy colorful blends would be a sight to behold..almost like one giant rainbow but edgier and more intense. So after grabbing an Aurora Borealis pic or two for reference..

..and my canvas for the project...

..combined with hours of prep and paint work, here's the result:

As you can see, the color scheme on the shoe differs from the picture. If you've ever seen Aurora Borealis pictures, you'll notice they usually always differ in colors..so I just went with a color combo I thought went best with this particular shoe. The silhouette done in black represents trees in a forest, as the shoe is supposed to be a view of the Aurora Borealis (northern lights) from a forest-like area.

I mentioned in the last blog that there would be 2 entries each focusing on shoes done for my own personal collection/wardrobe with this being the 2nd entry. But while these were originally planned as a 1-of-1 design, I had such a great deal of fun making these that i'm already considering doing variations of this design to put out as a regular release...possibly either on some Nike Dunks, Air Force Ones, Air Max, Adidas, Puma, all of the above..anything's possible! Would you like to see that happen? If so then I will definitely take it into consideration. All feedback is welcome.


  1. They're actually a 1-of-1 design but if I can find the same base shoe that I did this design on I'm willing to produce another one. This shoe has been getting a lot of good responses so I decided to do some newer versions as well..I'm planning an Air Force One version, an Air Max 90 version, and maybe another dunk version. If you're interested I can try to track down this same shoe unless you have one like this or similar that you'd like them done on. Email me at info@ecentrikart.net.

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  3. A lot of people have asked about these, so I decided to do The Aurora Borealis collection which is now available! Read about it here as well as how to order:



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