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Custom Air Force 1 of the Week: Summer Dream AF1

Splashing colors and summer boardwalk vibes in pastel paint, the Summer Dream Air Force 1 custom shoe by Ink.N.Dye is ready for outdoor fun.
Scott Hirabayashi
Scott Hirabayashi · Jun 19
Custom Air Force 1 of the Week: Summer Dream AF1

A Sneaker of Summer Dreams

Mask on, or mask off, this summer is shaping up to be a memorable escape from the stresses of daily life. With many of us partially released from our shelter-in-place, we yearn for the freedom of the boardwalk and the waves.

Capturing the essence of warm summer colors, we bring you this week’s sneaker of the week, the “Summer Dream” AF1 ($165), by artist Ink.N.Dye.


About the Sneaker

The Air Force 1, a shoe which graces summer boardwalks worldwide. Comfortable, padded, and iconic, this is the leather sneaker of the summer.

To this summer classic shoe, Ink.N.Dye brings their Professional-quality Angelus paint palette of four summer-flavored colors. Ink.N.Dye’s “Summer Dream” Air Force 1s begin with the lace guards, which are splashed with grassy greens that carefully surround the snow-white sneaker laces.

The sneaker’s uppers are painted with sky-blues around the heel and heel tab, and grape-purples, surrounding the toebox. These colorful sneaker panels surround the original white panels of the sneaker. Rounding out the main painted areas on the shoes, Ink.N.Dye wistfully paints the iconic Nike swoosh in a beautiful, bubble-gum pink.

Additional details on the shoes delight, with the side of the outsoles carefully detailed in the four prominent painted sections above it. Similarly, the “-Air-” on the midsole is carefully and painstakingly detailed with pink and purples.

Finally, Ink.N.Dye adds a touch of love with a hang tag reading “Made with Love. Thank you”, a welcome reminder of the highly personal nature of this beautiful pair of custom shoes, and a reminder that you are receiving a truly unique sneaker creation.

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About the Artist

A newer artist to The Custom Movement family, U.K.-based customizer and artist Ink.N.dye is a recent and welcome addition. With an excellent eye for color, detail, and a competitive price-point to boot, we love the work that Ink.N.Dye are doing, and look forward to their future designs as well.

Check out all their customs on their artist page!

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