23 Custom Jordans We’d Buy If They Released In Stores

Over the last few years, the custom sneaker game has exploded and we highlight 23 Jordan iterations from several different artists we wouldn't mind seeing hit retail shelves. Customizing your kicks so you have a pair unlike anyone else out there is nothing new, but with the popularity of sneakers being at an all-time high, more and more individuals have begun to showcase their talents on a whole host of models. And with star athletes and celebrities soliciting the talents of customizers such as Mache and JBF, customized kicks have been in the spotlight even more. With Jordans being the most popular kicks across the board, there have been a lot of customs artists have shown off. With that being said, we're sure you might have a favorite we missed with this feature, so let us know in the comments section below which pair you'd like to get your hands on!

Air Jordan I "Chicago" & "Royal"

Customizer: JBF Customs

JBF Customs is relatively new to the custom sneaker scene, but you’d never know it judging by his output. These amazing rebuilds of two iconic Jordan I colorways use ridiculous high-end materials like genuine python leather, and are what really has put him on the map. Incomparable indeed.

Air Jordan V 3Lab5 "Thunder"

Customizer: OGKream

Like most things in life, sometimes simplicity makes the dopest custom. And that is the case with OG Kream’s Air Jordan 3Lab5 “Thunder” custom, which drops that notorious black and yellow colorway atop JB’s newest mashup silhouette.

Air Jordan II "Yeezy"

Customizer: William Yo

The black/pink colorways of the Nike Air Yeezy have, naturally, inspired countless custom kicks. But rarely are executed as cleanly as William Yo’s Air Jordan II “Yeezy” custom. Hitting up the Air Jordan II silhouette, with it’s unorthodox shape, actually works surprisingly well.

Air Jordan I "Desert Storm"

Customizer: JBF Customs

JBF absolutely killed it with a melange of luxe leathers for the “Desert Storm” Air Jordan I. Using his signature genuine python leather, along with plush lambskin liners and some pretty amazing crocodile leather, these are fantastic.

Air Jordan IV "Bordeaux"

Customizer: Dank Customs

The Air Jordan “Boadeaux” colorway is a tough one to pull off when it comes to putting it on a sneaker other than the Air Jordan VII. But in the case of Dank Customs’ Air Jordan IV, it was pulled off flawlessly. These go hard.

Air Jordan IV "CP3"

Customizer: Mache Customs

Even Jordan signature athletes aren’t immune to the allure of well-done customs. Earlier this year, Mache put together this smooth Clippers-inspired colorway for none other than Chris Paul himself. These could nearly pass as an official release.

Air Jordan I "NYE"

Customizer: JBF Customs

Designed in collaboration with Marcus Jordan, yeah the “Air” to the throne, JBF customs dropped this gem of a custom. Dubbed the “NYE” Air Jordan I, it’s got genuine python leather (including that crazy gold leather), lambskin liners, and that smooth gum sole. These are the definition of a head-turner.

Air Jordan IV "Command"

Customizer: Emmanuelabor

Modeled after David Robinson’s Nike Air Command Force, one of the few Nike hoops silhouettes from the 90s that hasn’t seen a retro, the beauty of this custom may be lost on the younger crowds. But, for anyone who loved The Admiral’s Nike signature back in the day, Emmanuelabor’s Air Jordan IV “Command” custom brings back the memories.

Air Jordan III "Black" & "White" Cement

Customizer: JBF Customs

However you feel about Wale’s music, you just have to be envious of the man’s shoe game. With that in mind, to celebrate the release of his latest album, Mr. Folorin had JBF Customs spin up not one, but two pairs of classic Air Jordan IIIs in that super-plush genuine python leather. These are just spectacular.

Air Jordan IV "Roscoe"

Customizer: Mache Customs

We all know that Rasheed Wallace is Mr. Air Force 1, but these Air Jordan IVs are just about perfect. Taking Sheed’s nickname “Roscoe” and employing it on custom lace dubres, as well as his trademark-phrase “Ball Don’t Lie” imprinted on the insoles, Mache knocked it out of the park with these.

Air Jordan IV "Matte Black Python"

Customizer: JBF Customs

Another example of simplicity winning out is the Air Jordan IV “Matte Black Python” by JBF Customs. Seemingly based on the iconic “Cement” Air Jordan IV colorway, JBF swapped the plain white upper for luxurious black python. Using black leather laces is just the cherry on top.

Air Jordan IV "Tiffany"

Customizer: Mache Customs

With the impending release of the high top version of the classic SB “Tiffany” Dunks, expect to see many more takes on the colorway. However, you artists out there may want to take note because Mache, as always, set the bar really high with his killer Air Jordan IV custom.

Air Jordan V "Best of Both Worlds"

Customizer: JBF Customs/Mache Customs

Though they may share a nickname with Jay Z and R. Kelly’s ill-fated 2002 album/tour, the “Best of Both Worlds” Jordan V saw two of the top customizers in the game team up. This collaborative custom, done up this past year between JBF and Mache absolutely shut it down. Inspired by atmos’s animal camo Air Max 1 colorway, this sneaker is a killer.

Air Jordan V "Bin Lab 5"

Customizer: Dank Customs

You knew this was inevitable, but Dank Customs pulled it off cleanly with his Air Jordan “BinLabV.” Mixing up the aestheic of Jordan Brand’s latest elephant print Vs, and 2011’s Premio Bin 23, this custom is clean and amazing.

Air Jordan VI "Black Cement"

Customizer: El Cappy

Though there is no shortage of elephant print in the custom world, few have pulled it off as moderately, and cleanly as El Cappy on his Air Jordan VI “Black Cement” custom. These are fantastic.

Air Jordan IV "Who Dat"

Customizer: Mache Customs

Using the black/red Air Jordan IV as a base, Mache showed the NOLA some love with this “Who Dat” custom. This is another colorway where, if you removed the Saints logo, might as well be sold by Jordan Brand themselves.

Air Jordan VI "Black Oreo"

Customizer: Andy Oliver

Though it doesn’t have that eye-catching flare of some of the more popular customs out there, Andy Oliver’s Air Jordan VI “Black Oreo” custom lets the sneaker do the talking. Rather than using bright colors, or gimmicky themes, AO used semi-gloss black paint on the base pair of Oreo VIs allowing the contrast between the leather and suede to really pop.

Air Jordan VI "Cement"

Customizer: Addicted To The High

Customizer Addicted to the High dropped a jewel with his “Cement” Air Jordan VI, employing the colorway of the iconic white/cement Air Jordan IV on the VI silo. Seeing it done, particularly so well, makes us wonder why JB hasn’t dropped an official version of their own.

Air Jordan VI "Orlando Magic"

Customizer: Mizzee Customs

Done up for Gilbert Arenas to rock in the NBA Playoffs, Mizzee Customs’ Air Jordan VI “Orlando Magic” makeup knocks it out of the park. Aside from being league-friendly (approved by NBA officials), Mizzee really put in work for these. Just look at the details of the iridescent stars and Magic pinstripes…these are great, and befitting of a sneakerhead like Arenas.

Air Jordan XI "Cheif Illiniwek"

Customizer: Mache Customs

Truth be told, we could make this entire post consisting of only Mache Customs Air Jordans. But these “Chief Illiniwek” Air Jordan XIs are just exceptional…this is what makes him one of the best. Using University of Illinois’ color scheme and Chief Illiniwek on what appears to be a “Concord” AJ XI, Mache used the perfect hashtag for this one: #customsthatdontlookcustom.

Air Jordan VI "True Blue"

Customizer: El Cappy

Just like his “Cement” Air Jordan VI, we’re surprised El Cappy’s “True Blue” AJ VI hasn’t seen an official release from Jordan Brand. The elephant print and “True Blue” (or sport blue, or September blue…whatever you want to call it) really work well on this shoe. We’d cop these.

Air Jordan XI "Seinfeld"

Customizer: Rocket Boy Nift

A custom about nothing? Without drowning you in Seinfeld references, these custom Air Jordan XIs pay homage to one of television’s most-famous sneakerhead. Employing a color scheme befitting of Jerry himself, these are just perfect. Well done, @rocketboynift.

Air Jordan IV "Tiffany"

Customizer: Unknown

Like we said, with the hype around Nike SB’s upcoming drop, you’re going to see this colorway on more and more customs, like this one done for none other than Nicky Diamonds himself. Seemingly using the “Green Glow” Air Jordan IV for a base, this custom is simple and clean.

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