Custom shoes have always been a part of the sneaker game. As soon as the first enterprising artist picked up a brush and made the smallest change to a sneaker they were locked in, and over the years we’ve seen a lot of customs from great (Mache’s Iron Man LeBrons) to the terrible (unfortunately there’s too many to list).
However, the new thing seems to be customizing Yeezys, and we’re of the opinion that it’s gone way too far. It’s not cute nor clever to slap a fake designer logo or print on a pair (we’re looking at you CDG and Bape customs), and these recently-premered Kaws customs are the very worst of the bunch.
There’s a reason collabs like these don’t happen in real life: it’s because they’re stupid. Throwing the two most hyped things you can think of together does not a fire shoe make. There’s a fine line between customs and fakes, and pretty much any and all Yeezy customs fall on the “fakes” side of the line.
Plus, an artist like Kaws is legendary. He’s cut his teeth in the game for more than 20 years, and it’s an insult to his work to put a sub-par spin on it and slap it on a pair of the most hyped up shoes you can possibly find.
So stop it with the Yeezy customs. They’re stupid … and ugly … and they look like fakes. Leave them alone. They’re fine as is.
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