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"Number 11" @off____white inspired cleats for @cantguardmike this week. Wanted to keep these looking as authentic looking as possible. As if @virgilabloh had a hand in making them. Grey pig suede inserts and re-engineered tongues and of course the signature branding everyone knows and loves, and personalized for Mike. These have been in the works for a bit now and I'm stoked to finally get to share them with you all. #noideasoriginal #OffWhite #customcleats #custom #brkicks #culture #hypebeast #whoDat #saints #shhhh
The customized cleats bear striking resemblance to the design of Virgil Abloh’s Off-White x Nike “The Ten” series.
The shoes will come in a striking white colorway, along with the words “CLEAT” and “Off-White™ for NIKE/’CANTGUARDMIKE’/Beaverton, Oregon USA/C. 2017” in quote marks, plastered on the sides.
Other details include bright blue stitching on the Nike Swoosh, the word “SHOELACES” along the black laces, and a red zip tie seen on the Off-White x Nike Air Jordan 1. The cleat has also been given gray pigskin inserts and a new shoe tongue.
If you think these custom cleats won’t see the light of day, you’re wrong. They’ll make an on-feet appearance at Thomas’ next NFL game on September 24.
Thomas is not the first celebrity client Mache has had. According to its Facebook page, its other high-profile clients include Wale, Kanye West, and Kobe Bryant.