Drake Custom Air Jordans: LaceSpace x BespokeIND - 'Drake Air'

November 23, 2017

Drake Custom Air Jordans: LaceSpace x BespokeIND - 'Drake Air'

LaceSpace was invited to work on a pair of 1 of 1 custom Air Jordan 1s as a gift for the one and only Champagne Papi with the talented boys from BespokeIND . These are confirmed in hand with Drake and were gifted to him while he was performing his arena spectacular shows in Melbourne this November as organised by Nike, Sneaker Freaker and the Frontier Touring Agency who brought him out to Australia.

No detail has been left untouched on these shoes, and only the most luxury materials feature. We used our premium quality white lambskin leather laces with gold aglets to give a creamy white finish. The lambskin leather provides flexibility and suppleness and are the perfect companion to any premium sneaker, but most of all the Air Jordan 1.

The true pièce de résistance however are thegold OVO dubraes. These were handcrafted in Sydney, Australia out of solid 18-karat yellow gold. They were then laser etched under multiple runs to feature Drake's signature OVO owl head with deep contrasting cuts. To really give them a premium feel, VS diamonds were set into the eyes of the OVO owl, giving a cheeky glimmer to an already polished piece. These are the ultimate luxury one can have on a pair of shoes, and to celebrate them, we used a luxury polished wooden box with blue tassels to hold the pieces on a cream pillow to match the leather accents on the shoes. Along with this piece, spare dubraes were made in matte black and matte white reading "6 GOD" and "OVO" - why make the man choose?

The Air Jordan 1s were made of a combination of premium exotic leathers including calf and boar suede, and calf and buffalo leathers. All raked in the 1985 Air Jordan 1 shape for the sharpness of that toe, and with "6" punched into the toe box to represent the 6 God's upbringing in Toronto. A mix of reds, white, grey and off-white give these shoes the ultimate character. Stitched into the side is a maple leaf to celebrate Drake's Canadian heritage. On the tongue reads a "NIKE AIR" and a "DRAKE AIR" tongue tab in a rich gold, and on the inner reads 1 of 1, with OVO and BespokeIND insoles.

For LaceSpace, and for BespokeInd  it is all about PREMIUM. No compromise on quality, only on providing the best and most luxury products we can.

Ingredient List : 28g solid yellow 18-karat gold / VS Diamonds /Lambskin Leather Laces/ Calf Suedes / Kangaroo Hide / Japanese Buffalo Veg-tan leather/ Tumbled Calf Leather / Baby Lamb Skin / Nubuck Cow / Wild Boar Suede

These shoes were wrapped in a gorgeous leather bag by Lyx Leather and put into a custom "DRAKE AIR" wooden box.

Thank you to Sneaker Freaker for the photography and being involved in the project, as well as Nike for helping to create this opportunity

Looking for your own set of luxury dubraes?. We have multiple tiers, from our regular offering, then ranging in the bespoke range from gold plated, through to 18-karat solid gold dubraes and lace tips (aglets). Take the journey for bespoke work by contacting us at support@lacespace.com.au 

In the meantime, just looking for our regular dubraes - grab some below! Otherwise, check out the event we worked on with Nike and Supply Store in conjunction with BespokeIND in Sydney for Virgil Abloh and to celebrate the collaboration.

 


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Sizing Chart

ROWS OF EYELETS

LACE LENGTH RECOMMENDED SNEAKERS
4 OR LESS

Small

(36 inch)

  • adidas Ultraboosts(through the cage)
  • adidas NMDs(both NMD_R1 and NMD_R2)
  • ASICS Gel Lyte III (untied)
  • Puma Tsugi Shinsei

Includes both rope laces and flat laces for Ultraboosts and NMDs

5 - 6

Small

(36 inch)

Untied

-------

Medium

(43 inch)

Tied

  • adidas Ultraboost (tied with OG length or stacking through primeknit)
  • adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V1 and V2(untied)
  • adidas Y3 Qasa High
  • adidas ZG Boost
  • adidas Pure Boost
  • Nike Flyknit Racer
  • Nike Flyknit Mariah Racer
  • Nike Air Vapormax
  • Nike Janoski and Janoski Max
  • Nike Air Max Zero
  • New Balance 997
  • New Balance 247
  • New Balance 1978
7 - 8

Medium

(43 inch)

Untied

-------

Large

(50 inch)

Tied

  • Nike Air Max 97
  • Nke Air Max 95
  • Nike Air Max 98
  • Nike Air Max Plus (Nike TN)
  • Nike Air Max 1 (Women)
  • Nike Air Max 90 (Women)
  • Nike Air Max LD-Zero
  • Nike Free Runs
  • ASICS Gel Saga
  • ASICS Gel Lyte V
  • ASICS Gel Respector
  • ASICS GT-2
  • ASICS Gel Kayano Trainer
  • adidas ZX Flux
  • adidas Tubular
  • adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V1 and V2
  • New Balance 996
  • New Balance 997
  • New Balance 998
  • New Balance 1500
  • Puma Blaze of Glory

The majority of running shoes will be in this range.

9 -10

Large

(50 inch)

  • Nike Air Presto (though fewer eyelets, these are widely laced)
  • Nike Air Max 1
  • Nike Air Max 90
  • Nike Air Force 1 Lows
  • Nike Dunk Lows
  • Any Nike Air Jordan from the Air Jordan III (untied)
  • adidas Stan Smith (inc Raf Simons)
  • adidas Superstar
  • adidas Ultraboost (stacking through the primeknit)
  • adidas Yeezy Boost 750
  • ASICS Gel Lyte V
  • Rick Owens Ramones Lows
11 +

X-Large

(63 inch)

  • Nike Air Jordan I
  • Nike Foamposites
  • Nike Dunk Highs
  • Nike Air Force 1 Highs
  • Rick Owens Ramone Highs (no wrap)
  • Any other Air Jordan where you want to tie
  • Most high-top basketball shoes (KDs, LeBrons, Currys, Kyries, Kobes).

 

Most Common Questions

Ultra Boost laces length?

We recommend Medium (43 Inch) laces for Ultraboosts, as this matches the stock lace length. However, for those looking for a smaller bow or to wear untied, Small (36 Inch) would be an ideal option. You can find both these lengths across our most popular styles in our Ultraboost collection

NMD laces length?

The adidas NMD is notorious for having laces which are way too long. We suggest our Small (36 Inch) laces for the best fit, which when threaded loosely will give you a nicely sized bow without all the dangle and mess of the stock laces. You can find NMD laces here in our NMD collection

Most popular Ultra Boost laces?

The best thing about ultraboosts is that they are versatile and look great with both rope laces, and flat laces. We suggest keeping to the lightweight, tech-vibe by using regular aglets. Our favourite laces for ultraboosts are the black/3M flat lacesin Medium (43 Inch).

 

This sizing chart is a guide only and is flexible depending on how you thread your laces. For those you enjoy tight threading, our recommended "untied" versions may be appropriate for tying. For those who enjoy particularly loose threading, a larger length may be more appropriate. It will also depend on the size of the shoe (for example some smaller Ultraboosts would be recommended as 36 inch, but larger ones as 45")

The best way to check a rough appropriate length is to measure the current laces in your shoes.