Nike Air Force 1 “Year of the Monkey” Customs by Zhijun Wang

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Nike may have just released its own pair of Quickstrike Air Force 1s commemorating the Chinese New Year, but reputed Chinese designer Zhijun Wang has revealed a pair of custom Forces dedicated to the Year of the Monkey that rivals the many of the Swoosh’s own in-house designs.

The customized lows are made up of a beige leather upper combined with leather accents, maroon livery and geometric motifs that reference the Chinese zodiac.

Click here to look back at Wang’s previous customs dedicated to the Year of the Horse.

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ASICS Gel Lyte V “From Beijing to Texas” Customs by Zhijun Wang

 

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Artist Zhijun Wang of ZJ Design brings forth his latest project with NiceKicks , which interlinks the East and West. Dubbed “From Beijing to Texas,” these customs see the ASICS Gel Lyte V model pulling inspiration from the two locations as the mismatched pair incorporates the flowers that are found in Beijing and Texas.
For the Beijing shoe, it utilizes the colors found on the Chinese flag with the Chinese rose printed on the overlays. As for Texas, we find the bluebonnet pattern on the overlays and the color theme to represents the USA. Finished off with stitching on the tongue to decipher where the influences are drawn from, the pair brings together two parts of the world very nicely.
Head over to Zhijun Wang’s Instagram for more custom projects.
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Image of ASICS Gel Lyte V “From Beijing to Texas” Customs by Zhijun Wang
Image of ASICS Gel Lyte V “From Beijing to Texas” Customs by Zhijun Wang