Minions, the adorable pranksters from the animated film series Despicable Me are finally getting their 15 minutes of fame. It all came together earlier this year when sneaker customizer Sekure D featured the miniature yellow henchmen of super-villain Gru on a print for the Melbourne Comic Con. Then, Jordan Brand released the Air Jordan V “Laney”, which served as the ideal platform. Finally, a customer made the request and presto, the “Air Minion V” was born.
Imagine a Minion laying flat on the ground, Sekure D reworked the toebox and forefoot into the likeness of a denim overall, featuring painted details such as reversed stitching and Gru’s “G” logo. Next, an abundance of Minion yellow spread through most of the upper while leaving mesh paneling in the original white. Finally, Sekure D added black lines near the ankle collar to reflect Minion’s thinning hair follicles and little eyes near the Jumpman logo along the heel panel. A well thought out and executed custom design, but best of all, a fun project overall, you can see more of Air Jordan 5 “Laney” – “Minion” Customs by Sekure D after the jump