It’s not often 2 classic cultural icons are forged together to create something submlime. And that is exactly what the Shoecutterz have done. They fused together the cult sneaker classic Jordan 1 High Off White silhouette and meshed it together with inspirations from Wu Tang Clan music. Then viola! We now have the 1 and only Air Jordan 1 High OW “KILLA BEEZ” bespoke sneaker.
Shoecutterz has been around for a number of years now and have deep roots in the Brisbane sneaker scene. Roger Hung, the owner / designer of Shoecutterz, has been experimenting with a number of designs and have finally come public with their first ever official release the “KILLA BEEZ”.
If you didn’t see it, this master piece was unveiled at The Kickz Stand – It’s More Than Just Sneakers event in Sydney in January. The original concept was drawn in when they wanted to put Hip-Hop Music and and the Jordan 1 Off White sneaker together. So naturally with Wu Tang Clan having such a deep following even until now, it just seemed right to put that inspiration on one of the sneakersphere’s most well known models.
And just like other respectable bespoke custom sneaker boutique designers, Shoecutterz uses only an array of high quality materials and mediums to convey their concept onto the sneaker. Like Italian Tumbled Calf Hide, Bovine Nubuck, Waxy Pebbled Cowhide, Nappa Lamb Skin Liner, Macrae Cord Rope Lace w/silver aglets just to name a few.
If you couldn’t tell already other inspirations from Wu Tang Clan are the name itself of the design, “KILLA BEEZ” Which is one of the songs from world renowned hip hop group. With Black and Yellow Beez colour way spread across the upper and even dripping effects on heel.
The W symbol being impaled by the Nike Swoosh represents the martrial arts and clashing swords heard on a multiple song intros. And even a subtle Wu Tang Clan with Chinese Characters 武當 placed where the original “Air” wording used to be.
As with normal beautiful bespoke pieces there are only limited slots available for a build like this. 10 build slots will be available on the 23rd of February at 8PM AEST on a built to order basis. Each pair represents one of the original members and will be accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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