"DeBlends 000" Custom CA Sk8 HI Zip by Riley DeBence

Custom work is one of the best parts of sneaker culture. Some of the things that people can come up with are certainly awe inspiring and every now and then, an artist produces a shoe that leaves the community wishing it was a production model.

Riley DeBence was so inspired by the popular BLENDS Bones collection that he decided to try his hand at his very first custom. Starting with the CA Sk8 Hi Zip in Henna, he painted the upper in a deep autumn red, and hand stitched a custom cut bones jazz stripe in white onto the sides. The one-off he created looks great and left us wishing we had a pair.

This is Riley's first custom, but it won't be his last. He has plans to produce a custom that we be for sale this fall.