Everyone remembers when the Nike Lebron IX (9) Elite “Miami Vice” hit the scene nearly two years ago, and everyone remembers how difficult it was to snag a pair of these kicks. Well, Pato Customs wasn’t too satisfied with the design of the originals, and is setting out to recreate the shoes with this next pair of customs.
The Nike Lebron IX (9) Elite “Miami Vice” customs by Pato Customs see equal distribution of fuchsia and turquoise throughout the shoes, with grey paneling. The pink is heavily present on midfoot panels that reach down to the toes, and on the inner lining. Pato kept the original midsole of the shoes, but added more turquoise on the ankle panels at the top of the uppers. The Nike Swoosh transitions from fuchsia pink to turqoise, which matches the upgraded branding found on the tongues.
This updated design definitely makes the original Nike Lebron IX (9) Elite “Miami Vice” shoes seems quite basic. The increased incorporation of colors from Pato is awesome, and well executed! If you’re interested in customizing some kicks, hit up Pato Customs on Instagram today to inquire about a pair of your own! Keep scrolling for a before and after comparison of the shoes below!