The Shoe Surgeon is showing off his hot take on the ‘Banned’ Air Jordan 1. The sneaker customiser has reimagined the retro ball shoe as a menagerie of leathers. Thick scales from a red python adorn the toe box, Swoosh and heel. Blacked out Horween nubuck makes up the rest of the upper’s overlays, and some lucky punters will get to slide their feet into Japanese cow liner. Underfoot, this Banned 1 features the unusual yet brilliant addition of Boost for added comfort.
Only half a dozen of these exotic beasts will be made, each coming with a warranty allowing the original owner to have them fixed up on request. This could be a pain for anyone looking to sell a pair, but then again these are the type of shoes people are likely to hang on to.
Keep your eyes on The Shoe Surgeon’s IG for more details on how to pick these customs up for yourself, and check out our Exotic Leather Sneakers piece for similar luxe creations.