With the Nike Bespoke Experience exclusive to Nike Sportswear’s 21 Mercer St location in New York City, those located outside US shores have to go to extreme lengths to design a pair. Read: Booking a round-trip plane ticket, plus accommodations for a day or two. All that on top of the already heavy $820 price tag a Bespoke Air Force 1 carries. Matthew Lauretti knows all to much about it, having recently made his second trip to NY from his hometown in Italy, just so he could design his second Bespoke Air Force 1. For this latest creation, Matthew had the base of the AF1 fabricated with perforated leather on the toe-box, lace panels and midpanels, black crocodile leather on the frontal and heel tab, and black waxed canvas on the heel. A red material was than laid beneath the leather paneling to give the perforations some depth, as well as compliment the red underlay beneath the purple Swoosh. Additional accents of red were then scattered around to add some balance to the color palette, such as one the AIR stamp and outsole. To seal the deal, a custom pair of lace locks were etched up with Matt’s name and fastened to a pair of red laces. Yet another amazing Bespoke Air Force 1.
A closer look at Matthew Lauretti’s newest Bespoke Air Force 1 follows after the jump.