While reportedly putting the finishing touches on his much-anticipated new album, it appears that music isn't the only thing on R&B newcomer Bryson Tiller's plate. The Louisville, Kentucky crooner recently teamed up with Nike Sportswear to design a special hometown-inspired Air Force 1 at the brand's Bespoke iD Studio at NikeLab 21 Mercer.

“I wore a uniform to school, so the white-on-white or black-on-black Air Force 1 Low was the simple sneaker to wear, but it was the standard. You were cool if you had on a pair of Air Force 1s,” says Tiller. “It’s still a staple for me while on tour.”

Now, Tiller can still be seen rocking Forces, whether performing for sold-out crowds, or laying down vocals in the studio.

“I didn’t expect there to be all of these different textures and options,” reveals Tiller, as the Bespoke iD design studio offers a slew of full-grain premium leather colors, different types of customizable woven labels and glow-in-the-dark elements that Tiller put to use. “It’s inspiring to see what’s possible, and I designed a pair based on my hometown and boxing’s tie to the city.”

This result isn't an official collaboration, in the classic sense, between Tiller and the Swoosh, but for a behind-the-scenes look at his Bespoke design process of the AF1, scan through the gallery above.

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