The death of Ermias Joseph Asghedom (AKA Nipsey Hussle) earlier this year cast a shadow over the world. Entire communities of musicians and fans united to share their condolences and express their utmost respect for the LA-based rapper, entrepreneur, and community activist. Rap contemporary, The Game, continues to celebrate his close friend’s life by commissioning customiser The Shoe Surgeon to create a one-of-one, high-quality, Nipsey-inspired rebuild of an Off-White x Nike Air Force 1.
In true The Shoe Surgeon form, the pair has been recreated using the highest quality materials. The upper has been crafted from a blue sueded croc upper (a nod to Nipsey’s gang: the Rollin 60’s Neighborhood Crips), silver reptile swooshes with Off-White-style stitching, and a red python ‘zip tie’ that displays The Shoe Surgeon’s logo.
Here’s hoping the marathon continues with great meanings behind shoes and more bespoke one-of-ones.