June 20, 2012 BY John Kim
This latest Air Force 1 Bespoke design isn’t as random as the nickname states. The creative team from The Valkyrie Collective recently stopped in to Nike’s 21 Mercer to create a Bespoke Air Force 1 to celebrate the launch of all their brands and grand opening of their Long Island based pop-up shop. For three years, the crew had trouble deciding on an original concept for their design, feeling as if they had already seen “everything but the kitchen sink.” They eventually decided to channel an actual “kitchen sink” in their design by selecting colors and materials that would resemble items one would regularly find around a kitchen sink. The mix of materials like suede, metallic patent leather, lenticular TPU film, cork, and canvas have been put together in a nice clean color scheme that alludes to a sink, with dish detergent, plates, and other kitchen-specific imagery in mind.
In addition to the more literal translation of the theme, the designers’ goal here was to create a sneaker which symbolically represents all the good ideas that got scrapped, and all the bad ideas that went to production; a living history of sneakers in AF1 form. The sneaker world has been through it all: from retro-ing retros to going both forward and back to the future, just about everything but the kitchen sink. Now we can cross that one off the list as well as Stolen Goods presents you with “The Kitchen Sink” Air Force 1 Bespoke. There are more looks at this creative concoction below, so take a look and be sure to hit up Nike Sportswear at 21 Mercer if you’d like to put your own personal Bespoke spin on the iconic Nike Air Force 1.
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