Nike Air Force 1 – “30th Anniversary & Year of the Dragon” Gold Customs | By Zhijun Wang

By - April 25th, 2012

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Like the rest of us, Zhijun Wang of ZJ Design‘s access to the Nike Bespoke program is limited if not improbable. But unlike the rest of us, Wang is a Beijing-base designer who already worked with some of the biggest names in China’s growing sports marketing industry. With access to design tools and a great grasp of customization know-how, the avid Nike Basketball fan made his very own edition Nike Air Force 1 in honor of the classic silhouette’s 30th anniversary as well as the Year of the Dragon in Chinese Zodiac.

Handcrafted with Chinese pyrography, where patterns are burnished onto the object, Wang carefully etched out Taoist’s Eight Trigrams. Next, Wang created ocean waves that covered much of the front vamp, in reference to Water, this year’s elemental. Finally, Wang allowed parts of the “hidden” dragon to appear in forms of dragon scales Swoosh and dorsal graphics along the upper fringe. Gilded in gold accents, Wang embellished the design with the Five Elementals – Water as in the wave patterns, Fire as in the pyrography and laser etchings, Metal as in the metallic dubrets, Wood as in the custom wooden packaging, and finally, Earth as in the magnet closures on the wooden packaging. An elaborate pair of customs from a true die-hard fan…

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2 comments
Alex Ye
Alex Ye

where can i get a pair?

Alex Ye
Alex Ye

where can i get a pair!!