Sharing our concept work with our fans is an enjoyable experience. It’s often a ground for praise, disdain, feedback, and even ideas. Just yesterday, when we re-posted our 2019 “Patent Pack” of Air Jordan 1 Highs, the conversation got flowing. A fan suggested a reverse Carmine Air Jordan 6 — a colorway we’ve already tried (it wasn’t that great, TBH) — which turned into a mention of one I’ve previously made for real through a local customizer circa 2015, an Air Jordan 6 “Black Carmine”.
The pair in question is now beat-up, trashed, and binned, and only now do I wish that I saved the photos from my old iPhone. Instead, we’ll relive it in all of its glory through Photoshop form. It was a simple custom, with all of the pair’s white pops turned to black, leaving an all red-and-black build fitted with icy outsole traction. The result was, simply put, phenomenal. Perhaps, one day, Jordan Brand may visit the design for a retail release, but until then, I might head off to StockX to pick up another pair of the OG Carmines to customize myself.
Wanna see more of our sneaker concept work? You can check out every single one of them right here.
From the HOUSE OF HEAT Concept Lab