July 28, 2011 BY Aaron Hope
There are plenty of celebrity sneakerheads these days but considerably fewer who have become famous simply for rocking heat. A young man many call ‘Franalations’ is one of the latter group, a guy whose stash is quite deep and yet he decided to add more (Pre-) Heat in the form of a new Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke. These are only vaguely similar to Marchello’s ‘Pokemon’ Bespokes from last spring, the teal color on that pair’s laces making up the majority of a suede base that meets with black croc, a pink sockliner and golden brown suede to match the gum rubber outsole. The result could be seen as something like a ‘well done’ South Beach colorway (if we give him credit for learning the proper temperature to cook them after the LeBron 8 burning), or perhaps a mix of that palette LeBron made famous crossed with 2008’s ‘Mr. Todd Bratrud’ Dunk High SB. But actually, this is where the vague similarity to the previous Pokemon joints comes in, this colorway inspired by the character Squirtle as indicated by the ‘SQUIRT’ dubraes. Click through to see these and more details, let us know what you think and schedule your appointment with 21 Mercer to create your own deluxe 1 of 1!