Studio Hagel footwear maestro Mathieu Hagelaar has created a very special pair of custom Nike Air Force 1s for artist Takashi Murakami.

The flamboyant take on the iconic sneaker sees the upper festooned with Murakami’s unmistakable flowers motif. A luminous zigzag stitching pattern offers some lowkey pop against the white leather, while luxe OFF-WHITE laces can be tightened by an adjustable pull tab at the heel. Classic AF1 hallmarks such as the perforated toe box and “AIR” midsole text lend a feeling of familiarity.

Murakami wore the custom shoes to yesterday’s OFF-WHITE SS19 show in Paris, as seen below.

Do you dig the sneakers? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Here’s the best street style from the aforementioned OFF-WHITE SS19 show. 

When you’re finished here, check out our exclusive interview with Murakami below.


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