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June 5, 2014

Custom Nike SB Dunks by Jon-Paul Kaiser


What??? Customized Nike SBs on the Tenacious Toys Blog?? Why not, we blog about everything that tickles our fancy. These mostly black and white Customized Nike SBs happen to be created by UK based artist Jon-Paul Kaiser. Last year, Jon-Paul Kaiser was fortunate enough to take a little vacation and visit the US during SDCC. During that time, Jon-Paul and his wife traveled California taking in the sites, eventually making his way to KR San Francisco for a signing. During his stint, Jon-Paul made some friends, one of whom sent him a pair of White Nike SB Dunk Low Pro's to customize. Not a typical medium often seen in the Designer Toy world, but also not too far off. Many artists started out customizing shoes and eventually transitioning into other medium, while some still create custom shoes regularly.


Custom White Nike SB Dunk Low Pro by Jon-Paul Kaiser, Photo by Justin Allfree
Custom White Nike SB Dunk Low Pro by Jon-Paul Kaiser, Photo by Justin Allfree
With these Nike SBs, Jon-Paul and his client decided to use the shoes as a canvas, rather than a typical character seen on Designer Toys. Each shoe has complimenting scenes going all around it and is nicely detailed, while being colored mostly black and white. The white from the shoes and the black coming from Jon-Paul's extremely steady hand. Some Greys create nice shading, while a small amount of red has been added, creating a nice sudden pop of contrast. These shoes should be a nice addition to the client's collection. A big question remains however, Will they be shellacked and worn or just displayed??
Custom White Nike SB Dunk Low Pro by Jon-Paul Kaiser, Photo by Justin Allfree
Custom White Nike SB Dunk Low Pro by Jon-Paul Kaiser, Photo by Justin Allfree
Custom White Nike SB Dunk Low Pro by Jon-Paul Kaiser, Photo by Justin Allfree

Custom White Nike SB Dunk Low Pro by Jon-Paul Kaiser, Photo by Justin Allfree

Custom White Nike SB Dunk Low Pro by Jon-Paul Kaiser, Photo by Justin Allfree

Custom White Nike SB Dunk Low Pro by Jon-Paul Kaiser, Photo by Justin Allfree

Custom White Nike SB Dunk Low Pro by Jon-Paul Kaiser, Photo by Justin Allfree
Photos were taken by Justin Allfree, a photographer who has taken many photos of Jon-Paul Kaiser's customs. Be sure to check out Jon-Paul Kaiser's other endeavor Rhyme Square.