The patchwork trend has been gaining popularity in the world of fashion, even creeping its way into the sneaker industry. From high-end designer brands like Chanel to more affordable streetwear labels like Nike and Vans, these bold and vibrant patchwork designs are making a statement on runways and in the streets. And with the Barbie film creating a pink frenzy that has permeated almost every single aspect of popular culture, it seems only natural that these two trends would eventually collide. Cue in the Air Jordan 1 Low TS “Patchwork Strawberry Cream,” the sneaker that seamlessly combines the iconic AJ1 silhouette with the playful and whimsical patchwork trend and sprinkles on a healthy dose of Ken-inspired flair for good measure.
The sneaker created by Florian Scheuermann (@kraz83kicks) is a one-of-a-kind handcrafted sneaker that features a patchwork printed suede on the toe box, quarter, and tongue, showcasing a variety of colours and patterns from brown paisley to blue plaid.
A strawberry pink leather adorns the toe tip, mudguard, eyestay, and heel, adding a hint of the delicate colour often associated with Barbie and her longtime beau, Ken, to the sneaker.
The medial swoosh is covered in the same pink leather, creating a cohesive and eye-catching design. In contrast, the sneaker’s lateral side includes a reverse swoosh in a cream colour, which subtly contrasts with the vibrant pink.
A hand-embroidered sad face can be found on the left heel, adding a touch of whimsy and playfulness to the design, while the wings insignia is embroidered on the right heel in a white cotton thread.
To pull the look together, the laces and midsole are kept simple in cream, allowing the patchwork design and pink leather to take centre stage.
All in all, the Air Jordan 1 Low TS “Patchwork Strawberry Cream” offers a unique and eye-catching design that combines various colours and patterns to create a bold and stylish statement befitting any Ken (or Barbie) looking for a fashionable and standout footwear option. Whether worn casually or for a special occasion, these sneakers are sure to turn heads and add a touch of personality to any outfit.
The custom AJ1 sneakers will be available in limited quantities at €1.350,00 starting October 29th at 4 p.m. MET. The high price tag reflects the exclusivity and craftsmanship of these one-of-a-kind sneakers, which are meticulously handcrafted by skilled artisans. Each pair is made with the finest materials and attention to detail, ensuring that they not only look stunning but also provide superior comfort and durability. These sneakers are truly a collector’s item, offering a unique and luxurious option for anyone looking to elevate their style with a dash of pink and patchwork.