July 1, 2010 BY John Kim
The Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke Experience is the most in-depth and hands-on sneaker customization process ever invented, and at $800 a pair, it better be! During a Bespoke session – detailed by Sneaker Freaker’s M.A.F.I.A. – the 21 Mercer crew takes you through the various stages and selections to create the ultimate Nike iD shoe, with countless bits and pieces meticulously organized to personal perfection. The Bespoke Experience is available exclusively to 21 Mercer in SoHo, but sneakerheads in Japan are about to be hit with a burst of excitement. The Nike Bespoke Experience will be brought to Japan’s Nike Harajuku for four days beginning July 16th, with just six sessions available per day. Each of the twenty four sessions must be claimed via phone-reservation, with just one session allowed per customer (although if you have the dough to drop for two, kudos to you). Each 90-minute-plus session will result in a Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke to call your own, but the price to pay is 100,000 yen, which translates to over $1,100. With just 24 available, we predict all sessions to be taken quick. If you’re out in Japan and wish to hari-kari your wallet, call Nike Harajuku now and reserve your spot.