Turning Jordans Into Manga For Sneaker Freaker Mag! (2023)


I turned Jordans Into Manga For Sneaker Freaker Mag! I was able to make a pair of custom shoes and showcase some of my work in the magazine. The new character introduced goes by the name of Kenshin, this is a Huge blessing. You let me know what you guys think of the shoes and story down below in the comments.

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Welcome back to another segment, or should I say volume of kilo47? I am your host today.

My name is sean, but the streets call me color me fresh.

And if you're not familiar with kilo47 wellness, one of the original stories.

I created and me being a sneaker customizer.

I decided to use sneakers to tell his story.

Now, this my friends, a very special shoe, because I made this shoe specifically for sneaker freaker mac.

If you aren't familiar with sneaker, freaker, mag it's, I think the longest running sneaker magazine.

It was established in 2002 and it's still going.

And I was told this issue issue.

47 is supposed to be the 20th year anniversary edition and your boys in it.

They interview me and there's a little article on me shows my artwork.

Now with all that being said, man, I think I want to make these kicks and show them to you guys so let's get it pop? It showtime so kilo47 based in a cyberpunk city, it's, a mix of sci-fi and fantasy similar to that of star wars.

And the dope thing about is some characters believe in the cybernetic enhancements, the low life high tech or other characters like this one who goes by the name of kinchen live outside of the new jin city walls, which is the primary city of kilo and believe in the old ways of living.

They live off of the land.

They live in a village.

They don't want to adapt to that lifestyle.

So there's a wide range of different character types.

Now, with that done, we can get to painting this shoe and bringing the story of kinshin to life.

Now I already did the prep work off of camera.

And as you can see, I have my infamous gray base coat already on the shoe.

I do get asked a lot why I do this.

And the easiest way to put it is for tones.

I do this digitally, traditionally on the canvas.

So I do it on the shoe.

I've been noticing more customizers doing this as well.

So shout out to you guys.

And if you haven't, go ahead, give it a try and just let me know how it works for you.

Now, the next thing we're going to do, ladies and gentlemen, is I'm going to get a couple of base coats on the shoe, some razzle dazzle.

If you know what I'm saying and then we're going to see where we want to go from there.

So kinchen is the brother to taketa, which makes him the uncle to two of the main characters geno and silas.

I wanted the design to focus a lot on the teddy bear.

You see around his neck.

It was a gift from his mother more about that later and his kilo powers kitchen being more of a stealth like character.

You know, he sticks to the shadows and his kilo power is smoke manipulation, he's extremely fast.

He uses smoke to mask his abilities, and he uses smoke to scout and different things like that he's also missing a right arm.

And he uses the same smoke manipulation to create a temporary arm.

Whenever he seems fit.

So I want the overall design to kind of have that feel of the smoke is engulfing.

The shoe next thing I'm gonna do is get a couple more base coats down.

Then I could potentially start the manga panels on the inside of the sneakers.

Oh yellow, oh yellow.

Oh, like I said, the bare kitchen wears around his neck attached to his prayer.

Beads is a gift from his mother who happens to be incarcerated in the story of kilo47 you're, not allowed to have a certain amount of cybernetic enhancement or it's punishable by death or incarceration.

In order for you to go over the 50 threshold.

You have to get special permission, which can take a while when kister was a kid practicing with these kilo powers.

He was in a really bad accident that left his legs really messed up and caused that missing arm that he has just like any parent.

They wanted to save their child's life.

So they gave him the enhancements, illegally that flagged the system.

The authorities came.

And of course, the parents told takeda and kitchen to escape while they could keita being the older brother.

He already felt like kenshin was his mother's favorite.

He was jealous of that.

He didn't get kilo powers kenshin did he was jealous of that.

And, now both his mother and father are locked up or could be killed behind his younger brother.

So he kind of resented him.

So taquito left his younger brother to fend for himself and that's exactly what the og kitchen had to do.

So basically kenshin just survived on his own.

He was found by an older gentleman called og.

Yin who trained him and basically took him under his wing.

And so what kinshin does now as an adult is, he has his own village for people like him.

Anybody who's over that 50 threshold.

He gives them a home, gives them a safe haven and a place to live and also protects them as well.

He does all of this with his best friend goes by the name of benji similar story, and I will have more on him in the future.

So the base coats are done.

And so far.

Man, I must say, um, yes, sir and what I did for the swoosh this time is I just painted it on it.

Was an awkward shape and not only that I kind of wanted to look like it was flowing.

And so instead of me, cutting it out of the leather and attaching it to the shoe.

I just decided to paint it on because I felt like it looked better.

So what we have left, ladies and gentlemen, is the manga scenes on the inside.

Um, what I feel like I want to do is one scene is going to kind of just be him standing there, and they notice him, and they know who he is.

So they see that hat, and they basically know, they're gonna die.

And then the following scene is just him cutting somebody up, because you know who doesn't love blood and gore.

But with all of that out of the way, let's, go ahead and do these scenes that we can do the final details from there, kendra's design, he's more of an assassin style character.

Typically when you think of like an assassin or a thief, they have on a mask, they don't really show their face, but I didn't want to go that route.

I wanted something different.

So I went with the oversized hat.

Man, I really thought it was dope.

So I went ahead and did it kenshin also has extremely long hair, it's, a really long, ponytail and that's, because his mother was the only person that cut his hair as a kid.

And that was the promise he made to himself that he will not cut his hair until he freezes mom, and she will be the one to do that.

So one of his main goals, of course, is to free his mother and his father.

He doesn't really care about the keita too much.

But of course, they're going to cross paths in the future and boy, when they do, you guys be ready, yes, randy watson that boy is good.

The crispy panels are done.

I really like how they look.

And from here, it's just a small details.

I kind of want to do the prayer beads on the laces similar to how I did gino's pair and the tongue tag.

I just kind of want to do the face that he has on his hat.

I think that would be cool.

And like I said, because of time, you know, kind of gotta finagle some stuff if you know what I'm saying so without further ado man, let's knock that out.

And then we can take a final look at the kicks.

Let me know what you thought of the video and the shoes down below in the comments.

Also let me know if you like me telling the story while I'm creating the shoe, instead of the typical time lapse or voiceover, shout out to my patreon pleasures.

You guys are some real ones until next video, guys and gals, remember everything deserves a little color peace.



Why do sneakerheads not like Jordan mids? ›

Adena Jones, co-founder of Another Lane, a community for sneaker enthusiasts, told Input that Mids got a bad reputation from followers because of the cheaper price, though there are a few exceptions.

Can you wear air jordan golf shoes as sneakers? ›

Can you wear Jordan golf shoes casually? You can get away with wearing the Jordan 1 golf shoes casually because of the spikeless design. However, the spiked Jordan golf shoes should not be worn off the course. This can ruin the spikes and/or cause you to slip.

Can you squat in Jordans? ›

No, you shouldn't be using basketball shoes for squatting either. Basketball shoes are designed to absorb impact from sports involving running and jumping, therefore reducing the force generation off the floor. The extra cushioning in some basketball shoes may throw you off balance.

Do Jordans run like Air Forces? ›

Do Air Force 1 And Air Jordan 1 Fit The Same? The Air Force 1 and Air Jordan 1 fit differently. While either sneaker will technically fit true to size, Jordan 1s traditionally have a narrower fit while Air Force 1s have a roomier fit.

Why are Jordan 1 mids unpopular? ›

However, from a collecting standpoint, the mid tends to take a backseat to the high. The reasons generally cited for the mid hate are the lack of staying true to the “OG” cut, lack of Nike Air branding, poor quality materials, poor colorways and wider availability.

What shoe did Jordan wear that was banned? ›

While a pair of sneakers that Jordan wore were banned from play, it wasn't the Air Jordan 1. In fact, it was the Jordan 1 precursor — the Nike Air Ship — that was banned because of the color scheme "His Airness" wore.

Can Jordan 1s be used as basketball shoes? ›

The traction on the Air Jordan 1 stands up to modern basketball sneakers easily. Whether cutting left and right or running up and down the court, the circle pattern on the forefoot and flexible rubber allow for secure movement. This works well when playing on either indoor or outdoor courts.

Can all Jordans be used for basketball? ›

Jordan 11's, Jordan 12's, Jordan 13's, and Jordan 14's in particular are great performers from the original signature line. Modern Jordans on the other hand are consistently some of the best performance basketball shoes on the market. So yes, Jordans are good for playing basketball.

Can I use Jordans for gym? ›

Air Jordans

As awesome as these sneakers are, they were designed for basketball. Similar to the free runs these shoes won't allow you to generate as much force as you could with a squat shoe.

What not to do with Air Jordans? ›

Fashion Tips To Avoid With Jordans
  • Don't wear ankle socks with Jordans as the shoes are too bulky. It'll just look strange and imbalanced.
  • Don't wear another athletic brand on the lower half of your body. Adidas sweatpants and Jordans never look good together.
  • Don't pair Jordans with formal clothing.
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Why do people squat without sneakers? ›

Barefoot squats help your feet and ankles develop to their maximum potential, which in turn helps you make the most out of your squats. Improves awareness and neuromuscular connection. The close contact with the ground that comes from being barefoot increases your level of awareness significantly.

Why flat shoes for lifting? ›

Why use flat shoes for lifting? Flat shoes provide better stability and grip on the floor during deadlifts and other exercises. They allow you to feel more in contact with the floor during these lifts. This is particularly why it's advised against lifting with shoes with too much cushioning, such as running shoes.

Do Air Jordans crumble? ›

Over time, no matter how you preserve the sneaker, the midsole begins to deteriorate and crumble.

What sport are Air Jordans for? ›

The Jordan Brand's reach goes beyond the actual game of basketball and into sports, entertainment, streetwear culture, fashion and lifestyle. In Jordan's first sneaker contract, he signed a five-year, $2.5 million deal with Nike in 1984.

Why are my Jordans so tight? ›

Tightness can come from a variety of fit problems, including: toe box too narrow, not high enough, or both. overall length of the shoe is too short. shape of shoe doesn't conform to your foot.

Which Jordan 1 is easiest to wear? ›

Out of the three, the Jordan 1 Low is the easiest to style. The traditional low-top cut lends nicely to pretty much any pants, shorts, or socks. If you're unsure how you feel about high-top sneakers, the Jordan 1 Low is an easy choice!

Is Air Jordan 1 mid banned? ›

In a color pattern close to the Air Jordan 1 Retro High Bred Toe, the brand to Jumpman presents a version of its. The latter refers to the colors worn by Michael Jordan in 1985, which was prohibited by the league Nba !

Why are red shoes banned? ›

Western Australian nightclub bans red shoes

A Perth nightclub has banned red sneakers as the owners claim they are the shoe of choice for troublemakers. Hillary's Bar1 has enforced a blanket ban on red shoes whether they be Air Maxes, TNs or Airforces as the shoes are allegedly a red flag for bad behaviour.

Why wasn t MJ allowed to wear Jordans? ›

Nike still has a framed letter from the NBA explaining that the association's “rules and procedures” prohibited Jordan's shoes. Though the letter didn't state it explicitly, the shoes violated the “51% rule,” which demanded that players' footwear be mostly white, and in keeping with their team's jerseys.

What is the most expensive Jordan? ›

The 12 Most Expensive Jordans Ever Sold: The Holy Grail of...
  • Air Jordan 12 OVO ($100,000) ...
  • Air Jordan 1 "Solid Silver" ($60,000) ...
  • Air Jordan x Eminem "Encore" ($56,700) ...
  • Air Jordan 3 x Spike Lee "Oscars" ($47,880) ...
  • Air Jordan 2 OG "Chicago" ($31,000) ...
  • Air Jordan 1 "Black and Gold" ($25,000)
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Do any NBA players wear Jordan 1s? ›

Kevin Durant Wears Travis Scott Air Jordan 1s

' According to multiple outlets, there were 2.4 million raffle entries in 30 minutes. Although Kevin Durant probably had his shoes shipped directly to him, the All-NBA forward was one of the lucky few to get a pair of the highly-anticipated kicks.

Can you hoop in Air Force Ones? ›

Just because the AF1 doesn't have the latest tech for playing hoops does not mean it,s an uncomfortable sneaker. The cushioned insole, thick midsole and generally pliable uppers make for a great casual shoe.

Can Air Jordan 1 be used for running? ›

Air Jordan 1s are comfortable for everyday wear, but they are not designed for high-intensity activities like running or basketball. They have a cushioned sole, but they lack the advanced technology that you would find in a performance shoe.

Why do people wear Jordans? ›

The biggest reason why the Air Jordan sneakers are popular and why people continue to buy them is because they offer high-quality performance products. As high-quality shoes, they provide great comfort and support, unlike other products in the market.

Why are Jordans so good for basketball? ›

The shoe has a padded collar and tongue for comfort, as well as a solid rubber sole for traction and durability on the court. The Air cushioning unit in the sole helps to absorb shock and provide cushioning for the wearer, which makes it a great choice for basketball players.

Can any shoe be a basketball shoe? ›

When buying basketball sneakers for your child, here's what parents need to know: Buy shoes specifically made for basketball. Basketball shoes or sneakers are specially designed to provide good ankle support and excellent traction on the court.

How do 4s run? ›

That means the Air Jordan 4 runs true-to-size—or “TTS” in sneaker parlance. If you have a narrow foot, and we mean a very narrow foot, you could probably comfortably size down ½ a size from your normal Air Jordan size. Otherwise, we advise you to stick with whatever size you commonly wear in most athletic sneakers.

How do you wear Jordan sneakers? ›

Show Them Off With Some Tapered Pants.

The right pants can make or break your fit. Too tight, your feet look like boats. Too baggy, then you might look like Michael Jordan. The perfect medium is a tapered pant that sits just right on the top of the tongue.

How long do Jordans last? ›

How Long Do Jordans Last? Similar to Air Max sneakers, Air Jordans can last around 7-10 years in storage. Occasionally wearing them can increase this time period. Conversely, wearing them daily can accelerate their deterioration.

Is it OK to put water on Jordans? ›

If you don't have a shoe cleaning solution, you can use water mixed with a small amount of baking soda or washing powder. Next, you'll want to gently rub the Jordans in a circular motion, to remove any stains or dirt. Do this carefully throughout.

Does heat mess up Jordans? ›

It's generally not a good idea to dry your athletic shoes in the oven or microwave, since the heat can damage the adhesive holding your shoes together. Stuff your shoes with newspapers and air dry them or place them near a fan instead.

Is it better to do leg day with or without shoes? ›

Why do it barefoot: This type of exercise is generally recommended to strengthen your legs. Doing it without shoes allows for optimal training of your foot muscles. In other words, you train your legs and feet to grip the ground more firmly thus improving balance and control.

Is it better to deadlift barefoot? ›

Anecdotal evidence has suggested that barefoot lifting is better for grounding the foot (i.e., less center of pressure shift and more even distribution of pressure across the foot), maintaining three points of contact (heel, first metatarsal, and fifth metatarsal) which allows for increased force production.

Is squatting with flat feet bad? ›

Flat feet can also place unusual stress on the ankles, knees, and hips -- all of which are involved in the squat. Based on all of this, it's no surprise that having flat feet can seriously impair your ability to perform a squat pain-free, let alone proficiently.

Do lifting shoes make you stronger? ›

Weightlifting shoes can be really helpful to a lifter's performance depending on the goals at hand. If you're wanting to improve your squat and you feel like your shoes are currently holding you back, then weightlifting shoes may be useful to explore.

Can I wear Vans for leg day? ›

Yes, Vans can be good shoes for squats and lower body training. Their flatter construction, rubber outsoles, and non-compressible soles work well for squats and heavy leg training.

Why do people wear Converse to the gym? ›

Converses tend to lack the cushioning that normal shoes typically have. And that's a big benefit for people who want to get into lifting, as the lack of excess cushioning provides a better feeling for the ground and more stability so that you can remain firmly on your feet, even when lifting heavy weights.

Should Jordans be tight or loose? ›

The Air Jordan 1s fit true to size. However, if you have narrower feet and want a snug fit to avoid the inevitable toe-box crease, simply go down 0.5 size and they'll still fit comfortably.

How do you not crease Jordans? ›

How to Prevent Your Footwear from Creases
  1. USE FOOTWEAR WATER REPELLANT. The use of water repellent on your shoes will help protect them from moisture in the air or water that may be present on the ground. ...
  2. SHOETREE. ...
  4. TOE TAPS. ...
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How tight should Jordans be? ›

The Air Jordan 1 fits true to size. People with narrow feet can go down half a size for a more snug fit. People with wide feet can go up half a size for a roomier fit.

Why do Jordans start to squeak? ›

What Causes the Squeak? The noises you hear when your shoes are squeaking may be caused by air or moisture getting trapped different parts of the shoe. Predominantly, this is usually in the insole area and when the insole rubs against another part of the shoe, it creates that squeaking noise.

Why do Jordans fall apart if not worn? ›

If you keep a pair of sneakers deadstock in their box for too long, the glue will dry up and the aging process of the shoe actually accelerates when compared to a shoe that has been worn every once in a while.

Can Air Jordans get wet? ›

Most Air Jordans are not waterproof by default. Some pairs such as the Air Jordan 1 Element contain Gore-tex technology which helps them be more durable and water-resistant.

How much is Air Jordan worth? ›

How much were the first Air Jordans? ›

They originally cost $64.99. Created for the then-unknown rookie, the Air Jordan 1 was launched on 1 April, 1985 and went on sale for $64.99. Nike expected to sell 100,000 pairs in its first year. Instead, it shipped 1.5m pairs in the first six weeks.

Are Jordans still popular? ›

In the four decades since its debut, the Air Jordan has continued to thrive: Jordan Brand, now a subsidiary of Nike, earned more than $5 billion in sales in 2022.

Which Jordans are better mids or highs? ›

If you're comparing the two to use on the court, then we believe the mid-tops may have a slight edge over the Highs. The Mids offer almost identical amounts of ankle support and lateral stability; however, they should be slightly less restrictive on the court due to their lower collars.

Why do Jordan mids exist? ›

The option to choose the cut of the shoe allows more communities to embrace the Jordan 1 and more communities accept the Jordan 1 as their own. Hence the existence of Lows and the Mids aid Nike in terms of accepting a wider audience for the Jordan 1 and the brand itself as a whole.

Why do people not play basketball in Jordans? ›

While many sneakers function well for basketball, it is inadvisable to play in the Air Jordan 1 Low. The sneaker has the outdated design of the AJ1 high and mid, minus the ankle support.

Can you wear Jordan 1 mids for basketball? ›

Yes, the Air Jordan 1 was originally designed to be a basketball shoe and can certainly be used for playing basketball.

Do Jordan mids crease easily? ›

Those buttery, full-grain leather Jordan 1s look (and feel) great, but while leather is super durable, it's also flexible and not crease resistant.

What does OG mean in Jordan shoes? ›

OG: OG is probably one of those sneaker terms you have heard before, it stands for “Original” – although, as aforementioned, it once stood for “Original Gangster.” The term OG may be used to refer to the earliest release of a silhouette, a classic colorway, or a faithful reissue.

What is the hardest pair of Jordans to get? ›

The AJ VIII Retro PE - Ray Allen edition was a rare Player Exclusive that was covertly made available to the general public along with the Q-Rich colorway. Initially created by Ray Allen of the Boston Celtics, the Jordans was only produced in 24 pairs for retail sales.

What do fake Jordan mids look like? ›

The fake Jordan 1 Mid is slightly grazed which leaves a crease between the Jumpman. This makes the Jumpman look like it has an "armpit" on the arm. This crease is also present on the belly of the Jumpman. The retail pairs should not have an "armpit" on the arm nor should it have these obvious creases.

How can you tell if Jordan 1 mids are fake? ›

The black tag is the real Nike woven label. Inside the shoe, you will see the size label with the Jordan Jumpman logo (above). The fake shoe has the tag welded to the back of the tongue. On the real Jordan 1, the tag is sewn down on the inside.

Why do Jordans have 23 on them? ›

“My brother wore No. 45 which was my number,” he explained in an interview. “So when we was on the same team, we couldn't wear the same number. So I chose half of what his jersey was, which was 22.5, which I would rather have 23.

Are Jordan 1 banned in NBA? ›

Before that, the Chicago Bulls legend starred in a controversial moment when the NBA banned his shoes. Back in 1984, after debuting his iconic Air Jordan 1 shoe, His Airness was fined by the league $5K every time he wore the black and red kicks. Why? Because their colors broke the league's uniform rules.

Can older guys wear Jordans? ›

As an adult you can totally wear a pair of Jordan's… but then you better have the rest of your outfit look pretty tame. No one would fault you showing up to the sports bar to grab a drink in some jeans, a black t-shirt, a nice watch and a pair of red and black Retro 1's like our dude Jason Sudeikis is doing here.

Can I wear Jordans to a wedding? ›

We're here to tell you that, yes, you can wear sneakers to a wedding – as long as they're the right ones. Your favorite brand is likely to have a perfect pair, and with numerous styles and price ranges, we have you covered.

Can you hoop in Jordan 1? ›

When Nike originally designed the Air Jordan 1 for at-the-time rookie Michael Jordan in 1984, they engineered the sneaker to be made for use on the basketball floor. So in short, the answer is yes, you can hoop in Air Jordan 1's.

Do Jordan mids look good with shorts? ›

The key to making Jordans look good with shorts is to avoid shorts that are too skinny and/or too long. The problem is that it is easy for your legs to look short if your shorts are too long.

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