Ari Dash Delivers a Delightful “What If” Washington Huskies Air Jordan 3 Tinker Bespoke
Although they’re an adidas-sponsored school, it’s not stopping avid Huskies fans from celebrating their college on a pair of Mike’s classics. Here we see a pair Inspired by the rare PE made exclusively for the Oregon Ducks Football squad, an Air Jordan 3 Tinker “Washington Huskies” custom, and it’s a hit on so many levels. T
There’s lot of creatives out there doing a lot of good (and bad) things with sneakers — some on the extreme end of the spectrum, some on the minimal side. — but these bespoke bangers from @DaveToldYaSo of @ari.dash perfectlyslot right in the middle, adding bold statements with classic cues. Classic in the way that it utilizes an OG cement sole unit and elephant print overlays, without going too over the top on the collar, tongue or tonal W-branded heel tab. In contrast, daring royal purple suede uppers, contrast stitching and an array of interchangeable Swooshes (including metallic gold) well and truly up thecreative ante.
The pair was lovingly handcrafted over the course of 40+ hours, utilizing some of the worlds finest fabrications; The upper features purple Italian suede, buttery black perforated leathers, and an embossed cement print leather, while the tongue and eyelet rows are made from a 3M Guess x Places + Faces ComplexCon bag from 2018 that was deconstructed and perforated by hand using a hammer and nail. The gold Jumpman on the tongue is embroidered, while the heel tabs are made from a premium waxed leather and feature an Italian patent leather ‘W’ as an ode to the University of Washington.
Unfortunately for Huskies fans, only one pair was made, but you can enjoy a visual show of the pair in detail below. Bellissimo.
Images via @JayShotIt_