Seattle, Washington based shoe customizer EmmanueLabor is making sure you do not get lost trying to keep up with his custom skills in his latest custom Nike Air Force 1 titled “Brotherhood of Traveling Shoes”. They were created as a gift for a woman’s husband who is a mapper, better known as cartographer. Her husband was stationed overseas during the summer of 2009 and had the chance to visit quite a few countries: France, Barcelona, Kosovo, Germany, Amsterdam, and many more.
Using the “decon-recon process” EmmanueLabor’s choice of navy blue, red, and muted gold are a great American colorway that represent an American traveler very well. If you look close enough he actually recreated the path the woman’s husband took with red stitching pinpointing each country all across the maps on different panels of the shoe. The muted gold is actually a ripstop material that has horizontal and verticle lines that go great with the latitude and longitude measuring of a map. EmmanueLabor seriously shut it down with this pair. Forget other customizers being able to catch up, the world’s giant shoe companies really can not see him either right now.