Australia’s Most Exclusive Nike Air Max Are Dropping Today

By James Shackell
26th Sep 2018

If you care about sneakers or very fancy knives, this is some super relevant news (stay with us, it’ll make sense soon).

The guys from Cut Throat Knives have teamed up with BespokeIND (the Melbourne crew that hand-stitch Nike sneaker collabs) to unleash a very, very, very limited edition shoe today. Presenting the "Cut Throat Knives” Nike Air Max 90. They’re sharp in every sense of the word.

Now we have to warn you, these sneakers come with some caveats. BespokeIND is only making eight pairs in each size, stitching the bloody things by hand. Each pair will also set you back a tidy $2940.


WORLD FIRST “Two Melbourne Workshops” Two Artisanal crafts, one vision” ’Manually Made in Melbourne”. ❌ @CutThroatAustralia - "It started with a simple but high-pressure question: 'How do we create something that has not been done before?' from there we delved into what has always inspired us, handmade, quality artisanal craftsmanship, new attitudes to rare trades and combine that with something truly out of the box”❌ For what will most definitely be Cut Throat Knives' most coveted limited edition hand forged knife, they hit us up to design & introduce to the world the “Cut Throat Knives” Nike Air Max 90 sample + San Mai Kitchen Blade. There will only be 8 of these sets ever made in your specific size & blade I.D. With well over 100 hours of handcrafting involved in the making process for this package, this handcrafted Cut Throat Knives Nike AirMax 90 is incased in buttery Italian calf leathers and suedes in the Cut Throat Knives corporate colours, and features the Cut Throat Logo on the heel tabs, instructional artwork on tongue tags in kangaroo leather & has foiled lambskin tongues + medallions on the footbeds to mimic the quality steel that is used in every knife Cut Throat Knives hand forges. The Cut Throat Knife itself is a forged San Mai blade boasting an incredible stacked leather handle using the leather off cuts from the BespokeIND sneaker build. Sculpted in a semi WA handle with stainless bolsters and a stainless pommel.
Both items will have 1of1 Personal I.D options, where by tongue tags, footbeds & heel tab I.D can be replaced with your own logo & personal artwork, & your San Mai blade can be engraved with personal ID : initials / name / logos DROPPING : 26th SEPTEMBER 12:00PM ���� AEST on our webstore : #nikeairmax90 #nikelab #nikebespoke #cutthroatknives #cutthroataustralia #bespoke_ind #sneakerfreakerfam #hypebeast ��: @rebeccanewmanphotography

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Now before you lose your proverbial, keep in mind that price includes a brand new Cut Throat San Mai blade, forged in the fires of Mt Doom (just kidding, it’s forged from stainless steel). Each pair will be hand-crafted in Melbourne to your measurements, so you’re getting a one-of-a-kind bespoke sneaker.

Considering the eye-watering price and ridiculously limited run of shoes, we’re pretty confident spruiking this as Australia’s most exclusive sneaker drop. At least for this week.  

These "Cut Throat Knives” Nike Air Max 90s are going on sale at 12pm today, and only through Form an orderly queue, people.

Image credit: Rebecca Newman

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