1 – Trending Pop Culture: What is JbKustomKickz?
JBKustomKickz: JBKustomKickz is me! I’m a custom shoe designer and artist. As an avid sneakerhead, I decided to combine my love of sneakers and art to create kicks that are as one of a kind as my clients.
2 – TPC: When you were young, what was your favorite kickz?
JBKK: That’s a great question! Growing up in New York, you had to have a clean shoe game! My favorite had to be suede Pumas… not expensive but those were the kicks I rocked.
3 – TPC: How did the idea of your business happen?
JBKK: During covid, I think many people became inspired to try new things… so I decided to give customs a try. I bought some supplies and created some “Purple Rain” customs for myself. I took some pictures and started my Instagram and Twitter accounts. People starting asking me to create for them and that’s how it started.
4 – TPC: And wait, you’re working on sneaks for legendary artist Alex Ross?!?
JBKK: Yes! I’m excited to have created a pair for Alex. Comics have been a part of my life since I was a kid, so combining my love of superheroes and sneakers seemed natural. I sent Alex a message on Twitter and he liked my work. He commissioned me for a pair of Atomika customs. Atomika is an independent comic from Mercury Comics. He loved them so much he commissioned me to create a pair of Kingdom Come custom sneakers for the 25th anniversary. I’m working on those as we speak!
5 – TPC: How can fans reach out to inquire about a pair of specialized one-offs for themselves?
JBKK: The best way to reach out is through Instagram and Twitter. Send me a message on either platform and let me create customs as unique as you!
TPC: Thank you for “stepping” in for this Insta 5 session!
JBKK: My pleasure! I appreciate the opportunity to share my story and my work with your audience.