singaporean artist mark ong a.k.a. sbtg has long been customizing sneaker staples for footwear giants like nike, dc shoes and new balance. what started out as a hobby painting up kicks in his parents kitchen themed with military and punk rock iconography, led to his involvement with several sneaker customization contests, notably a winning submission for a nike talk contest in the early 2000s. he then went on to create an exclusive nike dunk [sbtg sb dunk] for the asian market six years later. the artist has since become a fixture in the custom sneaker world and continues to transform some of the world's best known footwear into veritable walking art.
more recently sbtg has paired up with legendary online purveyors of high end streetwear hypebeast to create a series of custom nike shoes titled 'awol camo'. the first rendition is with the ever popular nike huarache featuring an upper in olive green with intricately crafted panels of camouflage, an sbtg signature. the next is a take on the classic white nike air force 1 model with the inclusion of an intricately made camouflaged swoosh and hand painted gold logos on the uppers. the rest of the sneaker shines in pristine white, with the tongue incorporating the notorious sbtg label in contrasting green. both styles are available via the hypebeast store as of april 30. catch them while you can.