December 12, 2011 BY John Kim
From time to time, Nike has the sublime tendency to change the way the public envisions sneakers. The consistent game-changing endeavors that Nike has set out on over the last three decades can only describe the epic sojourn that began with Bill Bowerman and his waffle iron to the current horizon of the sneaker society. In 2009, Nike boldly introduced the $800 sneaker – the Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke; It allowed for a head to toe, bumper to bumper customization of its most heralded Nike Sportswear model, and throughout the hundreds of Bespokes that we’ve featured on Sneaker News, ‘individuality’ has been the trend. With the new Vachetta options hitting Bespoke, the new fad will be ‘high-end luxury’ thanks to the premium leather and construction; the new Vachetta leather materials and build features an unpadded ‘no-liner’ effect with leather-wrapped midsoles and hand-rolled leather laces in the style we often see with the sexy trimmings and details of luxury-brand bags and luggage. For ventilation, the classic dots on the toe as well as a larger vent on the medial heel provides the necessary breathing room. You can catch a nice preview of the Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke Vachetta in Sneaker Freaker Issue 23 right now, so take a look at the gallery below and let us know what you think.
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