This isn’t the first time and definitely not the last time that Evan of Revive Customs will live up to his self titled moniker. The mystique of the only Dream Team is relived in this pair of Nike Air Force 180 Pump titled “The Admiral.” That seemingly magical group of basketball players whose story was covered over and over this past summer 20 years later during the 2012 Summer Olympics was manned with two of the greatest NBA centers of all time. Patrick Ewing and “The Admiral” David Robinson whose shoe during that time was the Nike Air Force 180 Pump. Two decades later this set is Revive’s tribute to Mr. Robinson.
What started as a twenty year old worn, crumbling, scuffed pair of Air Force 180 Pumps that had seen better days was more restoration than custom to start. The revival by Evan began with removing the crumbling sole and replacing it with a fitting sole from a brand new Nike Air Force 180 retro. The color scheme chosen was obviously to match the USA jerseys with pieces of dark red, navy blue, and white. Scuffs were muted with the white leather being repainted in certain parts and the heel panels, Swooshes and tongues resurfaced and dyed to a navy suede finish. The same shade of blue was also painted on inner leather panels with a matte finish. Five last details of ’92 Barcelona styling were made with each letter of the FORCE logo on the tongue painted one color of the Olympic rings. Custom meets restoration, 20 years ago meets new life.