D@ Prince was asked by a client to create hot customs for BET’s Spring Bling, the network’s spring break event. He turned some basic Nike Blazers into the Bio-Leopard Nike Blazers to meet the client’s requests. I found these photos at the D@ Prince post linked here.
The Bio-Leopard Blazers get their name from the bright leopard print used across the shoe. The neon green background allows the black spots to jump off the shoe. D@ Prince matched the background green with the shoe laces to ensure that his client would stand out in the Spring Bling crowd.
The designer went beyond the obvious shock value of neon green with pink Nike swooshes and tongues. The Nike swoosh darkens from pink to purple as it heads towards the heel, culminating in a purple Nike logo on the heel tag. While D@ Prince was bracing for critiques from the online sneaker community, I can see where he was going with the Bio-Leopard Nike Blazers. I may not have chosen such bright colors if I were the client but D@ Prince did everything his client wanted with his own twist.