An Exclusive First Look at Christina Paik's Custom Nike Air Force 1
The lenswoman herself takes us through the shoe’s details.
First shared earlier this week on her Instagram page, photographer Christina Paik now gives us an exclusive first look at her Nike Air Force 1 customs. Playing with a variety of different textures and tones, all of the shoe’s patches are rendered with different materials of white. There is also 3M detailing throughout the sneaker – the Swoosh on the side panel is constructed with patent and outlined with reflective lining, while the medial Swoosh is made with its inverse of a 3M base and patent lining.
CP’s hallmark block-font, orange logo is also used as a recurring motif throughout the custom. Along with CP branding on the heel tabs (which are also made with 3M panels), a color-matching Swoosh is on the tongue tab. The insole also highlights the same hue, and is emblazoned across its length with Christina’s handwritten name. Rounding off the look is a removable tag with gold-toned hardware that also features the lenswoman’s monogram.
Although these were solely made as a custom shoe, our fingers are crossed that the collaboration might see a wider release. Stay tuned here as we find out more. You can see more close-up images of the shoe in the gallery below.
As we await for further updates, don’t forget to check out Virgil Abloh x Nike’s exclusive Air Force 1 for MoMA.