We get it. You’re retro. You miss the old video games of the Atari generation, with the 2600’s wooden veneer, plastic one-button black joysticks, and coaxial cables. You miss Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde… not to mention Pac Man, as he fought his way through the endless mazes. Your love for gaming will forever stay in 2D.
You also adore custom sneakers, and the sneaker customizers that come with it.
For this week’s custom sneaker, we bring you a custom Air Force 1 that brings all of those competing forces together: the Air Force One: Pacman Custom ($165), a Pacman-inspired custom sneaker.
Starting with the cleanest of sneakers in the Air Force 1 ‘07 whites, German customizer Uniqueshoecustoms bring a celebration 40 years in the making. With 2020 marking the 40th birthday for the Pacman franchise (which began in 1980), this is an especially important celebration of one of the best video games of all time. The artist bring a lovely tribute to this famous franchise.
Starting with the crisp white leather of the originals, Uniqueshoecustoms carefully add their custom patchwork near the heel of each shoe. On the right shoe, a large yellow Pacman. On the left, the four famous ghosts - Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde.
These are one of the cleanest designs around, with a tasteful amount of design that is neither nerdy nor overdone. At the same time, they are very much a Pacman creation. Forever running, with ghosts in tow, these Pacman customs are a fun, fresh shoe, and of the highest quality from a customizer who prides themselves in detailed embroidery and patchwork.