Marcus Jordan, the son of His Airness, Michael Jordan, caused a big ripple when he expressed his distaste for custom Air Jordans, and considered any pair of sneakers that didn't come from a factory as "fakes."

However, he's found an exception to this rule, and recently did a custom Air Jordan 1 with JBF Customs, who's known for cut-and-sew reworks of popular sneakers and upgrading them with luxury materials like python leather.

For New Year's Eve, Marcus and JBF came up with a black and gold Air Jordan 1 to fit the occasion. The sneakers have a gold toebox, Swoosh, and heel, and black python leather for the rest of the upper.

We had the opportunity to talk to Marcus about why he changed his mind on custom Air Jordans.

"I previously created a stir about not liking customs and received some hate from sneaker heads," he told us. "So I decided to meet them half way and collab with JBF for a 1-of-1 python custom."