Last year, both Mache Custom Kicks and EmmanueLabor created custom kicks to follow the release of Kanye West’s Graduation. With the internet going crazy, they decided to come together and release these Best of Both Worlds, allowing them both to highlight their strengths in customization, to create these extremely unique AF1s. With Emmanuel’s niche being working with fabrics and other textiles, and Mache being known for his painting, they did a play on the KAWS artwork that was included in the 808 & Heartbreaks digital release. Emmanuel hit the streets to hunt down a fabric that would be a match to Kanye’s suit [pictured below] and when he found a perfect fit, he reconstructed the entire front of the shoe, and also sewed the heart onto the tongue. He then promptly shipped them off to Mache in order to complete the artwork you see on the heels, heeltabs and swooshes. What a perfect pair.

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