Air Jordan 1 'Abstract' by Brush Footwear (1)

words // Brandon Richard

While most customs sport outrageous looks, Ben Smith of Brush Footwear brings subtle transformation to the 'Shadow' Air Jordan 1.

Dubbed 'Abstract,' Smith added hand painted abstract art to the side panels and heel trim of each shoe. The change is minimal, but it's enough to give the shoe a fresh, unique look.

In 2007, Jordan Brand experimented with adding imagery to the side panels of the Air Jordan 1. Didn't work out quite as well.

You can see more of Ben's work over at brushfootwear.com.

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