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When it comes to sneakers and footwear we all have our favorite “Ride Or Die” pairs that we wear on a consistent basis. Going into making this pair of Bespoke Air Force One’s I was inspired by the few days leading up to the appointment. This bespoke was inspired by the Jordan 3 black/cement and the Jordan 11 “Spacejam” which are the two pairs I wear consistently no matter what, whether it’s to chill, run errands or party. The sunglasses and Advil part was inspired by the EPIC Nigel Sylvester Birthday party at the penthouse of Hotel on Rivington NYC which gave me the only headache/hangover the next morning which inspired the use of cement print symbolizing the head crack I had. Now I’m adding this pair to my “Ride or Die” pairs.

A few Pictures of the madness that was Nigel Sylvester’s birthday party. A definite “Sunglasses And Advil” kind of night.



As a “sneakerhead” custom making a pair of sneakers with the materials and colors of your choosing is a dream, so as a birthday gift I decided to indulge in the Nike AF1 Bespoke program. I decided to go with a colorway that reminded me of a Hawaiian sunset and also the Nike Air Yeezy tan colorway. The amazing Iz at 21 Mercer helped with the whole process and helped make this sneaker a reality he also sketched a quick AF1 along with the colors and materials in a “blueprint” style. The end result is this.

Last month for my birthday I was taken to Nike’s 21 Mercer shop for an ID session as a birthday present from Joci. I have a huge obsession with suede and especially grey suede. The bye product of this birthday trip and present was these tonal grey suede Nike Air Force 1 with a teal leather tongue and gum outsole. My goal was to keep it simple and clean with a subtle pop of color. I’m very thankful to Joci for the birthday gift and the crew at 21 Mercer for being so helpful while I made these.

So about two weekends ago Nike Sportswear held a stickball tournament/block party to launch the Futura collab and Yankees opening day which was pretty fucking awesome. The sights the surroundings and the people was all very NYC. It’s funny how most people that were there simply came by word of mouth, which will always be the strongest form of marketing. Kid Cudi made an appearance midway through the day, Asher Roth took part in the stickball game along side other influential people such as Vashtie, Dee & Ricky¬†, and others. Qtip was the DJ providing the soundtrack to the game/day. They also had Mr. Softee, Rick Shaw Dumpling cart, Endless Summer taco cart, and a shaved ice cart for refreshments all gratis. All in all Nike knows how to throw down.

Asher Roth calling his shot

Futura 2000