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In a celebration of friendship between Singaporean artist Mark Ong aka SBTG and the unofficial Vans ambassadors of Singapore Kadir family, the SBTG Surplus Shop recently presented their second installment of the Kadir Warriors series titled “Feline Fury” on two iconic silhouettes, the SK8 Hi and Old Skool both from the Vans Vault range. With collaborative input between the two, this release features two of Kadir Warriors favorite signature of SBTG camouflage paintwork which is the Tiger and Leopard print. For those of you who are willing to pick up these latest sneaker customization, both the Feline Fury Sk8 Hi and Old Skool are available now online with made to order system that allows 3 to 4 weeks production time before delivery. Comes with retail price tag of $500. For more information about SBTG and Kadir Warriors, please read the official description below.

Under the bloodline of the late Mr Kadir Bin Kamari, a group of his grandchildren bonded as a crew of Vans loving enthusiasts. Calling themselves as Warriors of Kadir, they started out as a humble crew minding their own biz but soon their positive energy and love spread globally through their social media networks. Reconnecting with three of the Warriors and sharing the same love for Vans, SBTG started to create custom products based on their strong family bond with intention of spreading their values and positive energy. For more information about Kadir Warriors and their love for Vans, feel free to follow their official Instagram account or find the hashtag under similar name.

SBTG was created in 2003 by Singaporean artist Mark Ong. Fuelled by his need to create a new look of sneakers, Mark started his career as a hobby sneaker painter, working out of his parents’ kitchen. His first claim to fame came after he won a sneaker customizing competition on the Nike Talk Forum. His winning submission gained massive attention from the sneaker industry, and SBTG instantly became a name synonymous with the art of sneaker customization. Since then, SBTG has been invited to commission designs for sneaker industry giants like Nike, DC shoes and New Balance. The most notable was 2006’s Asia-exclusive release of the Nike SBTG SB Dunk which drew overnight crowds region wide and sold out within an hour of launch in every country it sold in. SBTG sneaker customs have attracted the likes of Kobe Bryant, Mike Shinoda, and Joe Hahn of Linkin Park, James Lavelle, and Q-tip just to name a few.

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