After we picked up this sneaker from our premium partner Impossible Kicks it was time to dig into what we could do from a creative standpoint to better the kicks! Vick quickly decided to turn this high top into a low. Although Vick wasn’t personally a fan of what Nike did, he knew that he could make it better.
To start this customization process we had to deconstruct the uppers by removing the tongue and cutting off that collar piece. To complete this process we first had to sew the inner lining to the outer portion of the sneaker to guide us through the cutting process. Once that was completed it was time for a super sharp X-acto knife and the precision to match; one slip up and the entire custom is scrapped. With the collars and the tongue removed it was time to make this low Reimaged 1 wearable and detailed.
The sockliner had to be sewn in which was by far the most tedious process of the project. With that installed it was time to move back to the details. After going back and forth between a white and black tongue there was a debate throughout the office. Ultimately the original black tongue was the winner!
To put the final touches on the sneaker; Vick chose to add a subtle Fragment logo to mirror the sample Fragment Jordan 1 lows that were seen in a couple of images. This was done using the cricut vinyl cutter and some heat transfer vinyl to complete the job. Last step was a decision that came after seeing a trick Vick had never seen before on social media. We used a tool to make the suede appear matte and it completely elevated these kicks!
With all those touches being said these “Reimagined Fragment Jordan 1 lows” came out on top as one of the best customs of the year!