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Takashi Murakami Spotted in Custom Nike Air Force 1s Designed by Studio Hagel

An artistic take on the classic silhouette
Image via: @nytimesfashion

Image via: @nytimesfashion

Legendary artist Takashi Murakami stole a bit of the spotlight at the OFF-WHITE Spring/Summer 2019 runway show at Paris Fashion Week, courtesy of these custom Nike Air Force 1s on his feet. Designed by Studio Hagel, the shoe carries a white leather base, featuring a crudely stitched neon thread running in a zig-zag pattern across the sides, as well as a shroud that obscures the lace bed and tongue. It's finished in Murakami's signature flowers, and secured in the back via yellow plastic lace locks. Does this one-off have you hoping for an official collaboration between Nike and the famed Japanese artist?