words // Brandon Richard
Sneaker customizer Mache has had a hell of a run in 2012, particularly with shoes he's worked on inspired by the "NERF" Nike Zoom KD IV. The popular style has already been applied to the Kobe VII and LeBron 9, which was also produced in an "Un-NERF" version. Now, Mache has chosen another LeBron silhouette for a NERF makeover.
With the weather heating up, Mache decided to NERF up the recently-launched LeBron 9 Low, presumably using the Team Red/Challenge Red colorway as the base shoe. The majority of the upper was painted purple and treated to an iridescent effect similar to that of the actual "NERF" KD IV. Grey was used on the top part of the tongue and collar, while a spatter print wraps the heel and runs along the midsole. Lime was used for the tongue signature, laces and custom stitch on the toebox. Red works the midfoot support hardness, inner lining, Swoosh branding, Max Air bag and outsole to complete the look.
According the Mache, these will be available to order at MacheCustoms.com in the very near future.