Nike Air Force 1 Low ’30th Anniversary & Year of the Dragon’ Customs by Zhijun Wang

January 6th, 2012 by | 23 comments


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The phrase ‘Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke’ has become synonymous with the pinnacle of personalized sneaker design, but let’s not forget that the word bespoke has its roots in handcrafted high-end fashion.  So when Chinese designer Zhijun Wang created an Air Force 1 ’30th Anniversary & Year of the Dragon’ bespoke design, it wasn’t through the NIKEiD process at 21 Mercer or Nike Harajuku, but rather, a personally-directed custom work that expanded to include a premium wooden shoebox and matching iPhone 4 slider case.  The theme that unites these accessories with the shoe is the combination of the latest Chinese Zodiac symbol in combination with the AF1′s three decades of dominance, a period that just so happens to correlate perfectly with ZJ’s time on earth.  He was inspired by the Eight Trigrams and the Five Elements, and put them to work on a laser-etched design made after traditional Chiense pyrography that goes so far as to vary its touch to imitate a hand burnt surface.  The attention to detail here is extraordinary, and you can see for yourself in a series of images awiating your click on the jump below.  Let us know how these rank against the best Air Force 1 customs and Bespoke designs we’ve seen here on Sneaker News, and especially how they compare with Nike Sportswear’s own AF1 YOTD.

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23 comments
Joe
Joe

I have very recently gotten into AF-1's so you could call me a "noob" but I have two questions. What is bespoke? Where would you be able to buy these?

minhyy
minhyy

Oh looks like he lasered the VT white AF1s, dope stuff

Rebelmindz
Rebelmindz

Best customs kicks since the lebron nerfs

D. Johnson
D. Johnson

This would make 1s relevant to the outside community most deff, I personally love ones classic design, but unlike dunks(which is very similar in design/structure) af1s are very boring with their releases 80% of the time

A-Boog
A-Boog

Dont wear air 1's lows like I used to but these def take the cake

kha_boogie
kha_boogie

these are better han the one they had planned to release if i was nike i wud switch

scootermcgavin
scootermcgavin

these customs are better than the regular release

daniners49
daniners49

So Dope. I think it's worth the money.

BazookaJoe93
BazookaJoe93

Nike needs to step up their game. these are sick!

DATKIDFELIX
DATKIDFELIX

This is better than what Nike was giving us. He really went all the was from the box, to the lace locks, to the phone case. Wow. Very detailed piece of art.

mike
mike

too clean and much better than the yotd....

tre
tre

the hang tag is the only thing cool about these

tre
tre

these are better than the pair thats releasing, but there both too plain and overall id say both suck

Da_Shocka
Da_Shocka

Customs by Zhijun Wang >Nike Sportswear’s own AF1 YOTD.

J#1
J#1

Nike needs to step their game up. these are nasty!

dantet22
dantet22

DOPE! Just dope, I'm def feelin' these.

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