words // Brandon Richard
"If you don't think I'm the greatest, lord knows I'm one of the most creative, versatile customizers."
Dee-Nyce of FBCC makes that claim on his Instagram page, and after seeing these Gloves, it's hard to argue.
Inspired by the legendary horror villain from the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, FBCC presents the 'Freddy Krueger' Nike Air Zoom Flight the Glove. The classic hoop shoe has been reconstructed to mimic Freddy's famous striped sweater, with distressed leather added to the toe overlay and inner lining. Blood splattered faces have been painted on the tongue and along the side walls of the inner bootie, while a flesh-like detail graces the midsole.
That leaves us perhaps the two most creative details of this custom. First, custom aglets that appear to be chunks of flesh. Also, the monkey paw tech has been transformed into Freddy's trademark metal-clawed leather glove.
It takes a big imagination to come up with a project this wild. What are your thoughts on the appropriately named 'Freddy' Gloves? Let us know and be sure you're following @fbccnyc for more custom sneakers.