While Ceeze, the creative studio based out of New York City, has put a majority of its recent effort into mitigating its environmental impacts through several fashion and sneaker upcycling projects, its latest creation is a showcase of its ability to tinker with and elevate existing products.
Earlier this year, at the tail end of the spring, Ceeze set its focus on creating something that was not only unique in terms of its design but allowed it to flex its developmental muscles, making a bold declaration of what it’s capable of. The result? The “Victory” chair which features the guts of 30+ pairs of Nike Air Jordans and 75+ hours of manual work to construct the wooden structures.
This project served as a spiritual successor to the continued work it delivered in collaboration with Russel Athletic, creating something new from something old or wasted.
Although this latest project isn’t one that necessarily has the environment at its heart, it certainly highlights the proficiency of Ceeze’s skillset.
Taking direct inspiration from the Tiffany x Patek Philippe Nautilus, which featured on the wrist of Jay-Z and went on to sell for an incredible $6.5million price tag, this Nike Air Jordan 1 is the perfect addition to any blue-obsessed collection.
Each of the limited, made-to-order sneakers cherry-pick the iconic blue Tiffany blue hue that fills the face of the Patek for its suede portions. Keen eyes will note that the sneakers also feature the same color blocking utilized on the Nike SB x Diamond Supply Dunk Low, as well as several subsequent Dunk and a pair of Air Max Plus (TNs).
Officially dubbed the Nautilus 5711 (1A-018) Air Jordan 1 by Ceeze, these specially crafted sneakers take 3-5 months to ship, and fetch a juicy $3050 price tag. Fancy a pair? You can catch them online now.