Custom sneakers are always intentional. Artists like Mache and JBF Customs know exactly what they want the sneaker to look like and how to achieve the aesthetic before even going H.A.M. on a pair of kicks. It's that meticulous approach that actually makes this "custom" right here that much more special.
Japanese designer and street wear legend Hiroshi Fujiwara took to Instagram to share a photo of Nike Free Mercurial Superfly HTMs—the ones he designed in conjunction with Nike's Tinker Hatfield and Mark Parker—with paint all over the Flyknit upper and Free midsole. Here's what makes them interesting, though: They weren't customized on purpose.
The sneakers belong to Brooklyn-based artist José Parlá and they were simply worn while he was creating other pieces of art. The HTMs just happened to be on-feet while Parlá was going in on other canvases and paint just naturally splattered on all over them.
Crazy, right? Talk about 1-of-1 design.