Dress and sport get combined on this Wingtip Air Jordan I customization by theheyyman. The world of Air Jordan sneakers probably became one of the first sneaker lines that people ventured to wear with suits and tuxedos. Likely influenced by shoes inspired by the tuxedo itself like the Air Jordan XI. As he continues into reconstructed customizing, theheyyman gives us an Air Jordan I that in his words if for “When you ball at noon and your wedding is at 1.”
Already cemented himself as one of the best on the painting side of custom sneakers, Nicholas Avery aka theheyyman is quickly proving his skills on the other side of sneaker customization as he releases reconstructed Air Jordan Is. This pair steps back man decades before Michael Jordan himself was even a thought for inspiration, taking the look of a classic wingtip dress shoe. The upper was deconstructed and the panels used to create new panels on the premium brown leather. A design Avery dreamt up years ago is now a reality in this 1 of 1 form. In place of the typical panels are those with the perforations, wing tipped toes and the jagged edges used on the Swooshes. A blue polka dot fabric used as the liner matches the laces and soles that would look ace with a matching bow-tie of the same material. Last details of laser engraved tags with HEYY and a Swoosh brand this stylish juxtaposition of a custom.
More custom sneakers from theheyyman can be seen on his Instagram account @_theheyyman_