Elon Musk’s custom Air Jordan 1 “Tesla” stole the show at the unveiling of Tesla’s Model Y on Thursday. Now we have a better look at the Tesla-inspired kicks, thanks to creator De Marco Customs.
On Friday morning, designer Marco Acosta woke up to the news that Musk had worn the DM Custom Air Jordan 1 pair for the unveiling of Tesla’s highly anticipated second mass-market electric vehicle. As you can see from the footage below, a member of the audience called out “I like your shoes,” inspiring Musk to show them off a little more.
Now the Los Angeles-based company has provided a closer look at the sneakers in question. Take a look below.
Back in January Acosta posted the following statement via DMC’s Facebook page: “Last year I was commissioned for this pair, made for Elon Musk as his birthday present. It was a fun and challenging project. Shoe was reconstructed using fine leather such as Horween Leather’s Shell Coedovan for the toebox, laser cut with the Tesla logo by D-Nice Customs, red metallic leather for Swoosh and Tesla logo, black genuine python and black hair on hide.”