Customiser Fiamma Studios recently paid his respects to the legendary Ari Forman and his iconic ‘Menthol 10s’ with the creation above. If you haven’t seen the Vice documentary on the hyped bootleg release that inspired this AJ1, definitely give it a watch below right now. You won’t regret it.
Ari combined his love for Canal Street’s bootleg culture with Nigo’s BAPESTAs to create a full concept, that combined Newport cigarettes with an Air Force 1. The details and messages throughout the shoe and its packaging were honestly nuts. While it was aimed to start a discussion about the harms of smoking, both brands stepped in and stopped a wider release, though Nike was cool about it, according to Ari.
Fiamma Studios re-created this iconic moment in sneaker history in the form of an Air Jordan 1. And he matched it perfectly. From the green pantone to the reversed Swoosh, the shoe lives up to its name and inspiration. Unfortunately he's only given the world one photo of his custom Jordan so far, hopefully more to come!
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