Someday, somehow, I will get my ass into creating a pair of Nike iD Bespoke sneaks. For now, I will have to settle for looking at other people’s shoes. Designers Plus41 and Grotesk hooked up and made this lovelies, which are available for viewing at Sneakerness on May 9th if you are in Zurich, which is also some bullshit, how ’bout a little PGH love? Man, this was a tired ass post, but I’m feeling a little tired ass, and I’m glad it’s Friday. Happy early Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there.
Nike iD Bespoke is a cool customization experience available to consumers by appointment at 21 Mercer in Soho. You can design your own Air Force 1’s (for an insane amount of cash, I imagine) using premium materials that will not be found online in the near future, and in a month your one-of-a-kind sneaks will be sent to you. The experience is pretty cool for those hardcore kick-heads out there, as you get to work with the actual materials while designing your pair(s). Nice offering, says I…gobble, gobble. From the Nike Website:
“NikeiD Bespoke is a new and innovative by appointment design experience offering consumers the opportunity to work one-on-one with Nike design consultants to customize select Nike footwear styles. Globally exclusive to 21 Mercer, Nike Sportswear’s first stand-alone retail space located in SoHo, New York, it is the natural evolution of Nike’s personalization and customization offering, first brought to consumers with NikeiD.com in 1999.
NikeiD Bespoke takes individual design to new heights with an unparalleled, creative individual design experience. It provides consumers with the greatest design freedom ever offered by NikeiD. Launching with the iconic Air Force 1 sneaker, consumers will be able to create a unique design by customizing up to 31 parts of the shoe, including the base, overlay, accent, lining, stitching, outsole, laces and deubré. Consumers will also be able to choose from 82 premium, iconic materials and color options.
The Air Force 1 material options were meticulously selected to represent Nike’s heritage and innovation through the perspective of Nike Sportswear. Exclusive options include iconic Nike material prints Elephant and Safari – a design first used in 1987 by Tinker Hatfield who utilized two naturally occurring patterns on his Nike Air Safari running shoe and Nike Air Assault basketball shoe. Additional premium options include premium full grain suede, nubuck and leathers, Italian full grain patent leather, premium denim and reflective synthetic leathers.”