Nike Air Max 1 Alive - Making Of

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It all started with a design idea

The base shoe before preparing

The front shoe after preparing. I first thouht the Mudguard Material will turn out as soft Suede. Unfortunately it turned into Griptape

First layers of silver, black and blue

Applying masking tape for the patterns

All-black side panel

The result after removing the masking tape

The result for the red one was not so good as the masking tape was not sticky enough. A lot of detailed handpainting followed to straighten up the lines.

The perforated leather on the toebox was really a neck-breaker. Each hole had to be painted separately

Painting the tongue tag

Check out more pics of the final result here