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Nike Air Max 1 : Reshape

07
May

The Air Max 1 is an ultra popular model in Europe prized for its sharp retro look. Some regret, however, a more bulky shape found on the recent productions and have decided to do something on their own. Here is a reshape method that can be applied to Air Max 1 between 2010 and 2013 made of mesh and synthetic suede as well as ID models using mesh and denim/suede.

Before attempting this type of operation, be aware that mistake can ruin your shoe, so think twice before you start!

To perform the operation you need an iron, paper and optionally, PVA glue (for plastic or spraying).

1. Stuff inside the toebox with paper.

2. Wet the front part of the shoe (toebox/front mudguard) on the area where you will apply the iron.

3. Set the iron heat between ‘synthetic’ and ‘wool’, this is to obtain sufficient heat in order to make suede and mesh contracts under the effect of heat without damaging the material. By default, start with a lower temperature and increase slightly until you get the desired shape making.

4. Applied iron by pressing the toebox as shown below. When you got the desired shape and the wetted part is completely dry, stop the operation.

5. Toe box will tend to return to its original shape over time, so there are two options available:

5.1 Iron from time to time not forgetting to moisten the toebox.
or
5.2 Apply a mixture of water and PVA glue before ironing. The mixture should be composed of 90% water and 10% PVA glue (a drop of PVA glue for a spoon of water)

Model used for this tutorial:

25
04
13
Nike Air Max 1 OG
Dark Obsidian-Neutral Gray / University Red
Price : 150€ buy
554717-100

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Shoe with original shape fresh out the box

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Original Toe box

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Ironing

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The iron should be going in arrows direction.

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Before / After

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Final result

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Merci à Jochen Wüst

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  1. TheNewYen says:

    Could this be done on a pair of Air Huarache OG 2013, persay? Or would be too harmful for the leather?

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  2. lny says:

    looks great! i wonder why the right pair on the 5th picture has its toebox closer to the ground (the outsole part)?
    is it random or is it the effect of the ironing

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  3. Sam says:

    Would it work with the old 3m AM1s? Plasticy 3m material on toe.
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OUtYbBt-_bg/UO9TD7YW5ZI/AAAAAAAAHrY/ieSu-W1DCmk/s1600/image_5.jpg
    Sam

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