Chase Shiel and Ryustyler, the duo behind the Matcha Air Jordan 1, are back with another tea-sipping custom in their new “Wagashi” Nike Air Max 1.

The premium bespoke sneakers are inspired by the Japanese sweets that are typically served along with tea. Crafted with nubuck and pigskin sourced from Japan, the upper features five pastel hues. The inner is fully lined with leather to go alongside the leather insole. An icy sole and custom translucent laces are inspired by wagashi ingredients, and the laser-engraved floral motif on the Swoosh pays homage to the traditional chrysanthemum shape often used in wagashi design. The kicks come with six additional laces in five colorful ombres, as well as a classic white pair.

All of it comes packaged in a wooden gift box, a nod to traditional boxes of confectionery. It's then placed in a handwoven Japanese fabric that's hand wrapped in traditional furoshiki style. The pack also includes a lookbook signed by the artists which features a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the shoe.

The Wagashi Air Max 1 drops October 20 in limited numbers. Head to Shiel's site for updates on the release.

For a deeper dive into Nike's Air Max, watch below.

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