New kid on the Bloc, Russian feet artiste McMaggi tries his steady hand at sneaker customising and comes up trumps. The Snake War was a big battle between a strong group of Native Americans and the US government way back in the 1800s (there’s your history lesson for the day), but 2013 has definitely been the sneaker snake war – we’ve seen so many serpentine shoes slither out we’ve run out of cages to keep them in. Just Don, JBF Customs and Snaphigh are just some of the customisers getting busy with the exotic leather – is it because it’s the Year of the Snake or just cos expensive snakeskin is baller? Or maybe it’s because it can look awesome, and mystery man McMaggi does a sensational job here on the Air Jordan 4. No bells and whistles, just jet black python leather just about everywhere. As far as debuts go this is up there with Illmatic – let’s hope McMaggi doesn’t fall off too soon.