You'd think that as much as I write about customs I'd have a boat load of them. This is not the case. I am a cheap SOB and the amount of work that goes into a custom pair of shoes warrants a hefty price tag. Unless you totally luck out. Lucked out!
Tim Ham aka SLOTH happened to be in town visiting his cousin while on the way to build a community center in Mexico for some folks that need it. He dropped by the Vans office for a tour and left me with two pairs of legit customs that he made. What a nice guy.