The Puma Suede ‘Beijing’ Custom Edition was made for the 860th Anniversary of Beijing City(was found as a capital since the Jin Dynasty since 1153) and the 45th Anniversary of Puma Suede. This pack includes a normal size Suede, a Big Suede (UK45) and a custom New Era Snapbacks.
Beijing is known as the city of “Ne Zha with eight arms”. Base on the tale of Beijing City – “Liu Bowen and the Ne Zha City”. The Chinese characters “Beijing” is designed according the characteristic heavy eaves across the top of buildings of the Forbidden City. The character “Bei“ and “Jing” also represent the structural of Beijing City. The thin line is the moat and the thick line is the city wall. The gaps are the city gates – nine gates for the inner city and seven gates for the outer city.
The Forbidden City was built according the Zi Wei star. The seven stars represent the seven names of Beijing (including six former names Ji, Yanjing, Youzhou, Dadu, Zhongdu, Beiping)
Ne Zha is often depicted flying in the sky with a wheel of fire under each foot, a golden hoop, the “cosmic ring”, a red sash around his shoulder and a spear in his hands. Sometimes he is given multiple arms.
Since Beijing has long been suffered from water shortages and the dragon king is in charge of raining, however, it is desirable to have a deity warrior like Ne Zha to put some constraint on the dragon king, in spite of the many temples to worship the dragon king.
The pattern on the insole means an ancient Chinese geographical thought “Round sky and square earth (Tian Yuan Di Fang)” , its influence the Chinese culture thousands of years. It also represents the the relationship between wells and residences in the City.
The Purple color represents propitious and fortune in the Chinese traditional culture, also represents the Zi Wei star (Bei Dou seven stars). The inner Forbidden City was guided by the Zi Wei star.
The Blue color — the water resource.
The Red color — the red sash of Ne Zha.
The Yellow color — the royalty.
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Still remember the Instagram post of @JeffStaple several months before?
His words comes true finally!
Proud to work with Jeff Staple together.
NOW! Every one has a chance to WIN a pair of Jeff Staple x Zhijun Wang – LeBron X ‘Pigeon’ Custom Edition for the King LeBron James.
#STAPLEOOTD PHOTO CONTEST:
Show your Staple style and IG your best Outfit Of the Day that includes @staplepigeon, for a chance to win a pair of one-of-a-kind, custom Nike LeBron X Pigeons in your size!
10 pairs available to be given away!
- Instagram your photo with the hashtag #StapleOOTD and tag @staplepigeon in the caption along with your shoe size. (Must post a NEW photo to qualify.)
- Your profile must be public to be considered.
- Contest ends 10/30/13 at 11:59pm (EST)
- Winner will be notified via #Instagram comment by 10/31/13!
BRING IT! And GOOD LUCK!
Jeff Staple x Zhijun Wang — LeBron X ‘Pigeon’ Custom Edition from Zhijun Wang on Vimeo.
It’s my pleasure to make a work for my mentor Jeff Staple. They are in new home now.
I’ve got big influence from Jeff Staple and his brand Staple Design. Following the footsteps of the seniors, I started to enter this amazing industry with my personal label ZJ Design in 2008.
For more, follow my Instagram.
This is my latest custom sneaker – NB1600 “Jeff” Glow-In-The-Dark.
For Jeff Staple.
1 of 1.
The inspiration was from the story of a Chinese-American designer Jeff Ng and his famous iconic Pigeon. I kept the classic color way of the 1st NB575 Pigeon. Also featuring the combination of Chinese characters “紐約(New York)” on the label of tongue, the ZJ Design logo on the back side of the tongue label. The Pigeon Camo on the toe cap. A special NYC logo is on both rear and insoles. The Handwritten Jeff Ng and Staple are crafted on the top of both rear side. Even the classic N and the silhouette of Staple Pigeon are covered by Glow-In-The-Dark material.
It’s time to light up the Gotham City at night!
It’s my 1st time to share the making process of sneaker customization via my Instagram account.
As the national emblem of China, Panda has always impressed the world with its furry and charmingly naive appearance. With this idea comes the new customization based on New Balance MT580, blending the panda features into the sneakers. Eyes, nose, ears and arms are made of black leather and the face of white, hand-sewed with black and white linen thread. The piece of panda add-on patch is attached to the back sole with Velcro tape. This customization is the second part of the “Animal Pack” and a brand new attempt into the traditional handcraft techniques as well.
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作为中国特有的“国宝级”动物，猫熊黑白相间毛茸茸憨态可掬的可爱模样深受全世界的喜爱。这次定制的构思即源于此——基于经典的New Balance MT580鞋款，将猫熊与鞋本身融合在一起。分别用黑色的皮料裁切出猫熊的眼睛、鼻子、耳朵和臂膀部分，用白色的皮料裁切出猫熊的脸庞部分，而后以黑色和白色的麻线分别对应进行手工缝制。鞋后跟上白色面”PANDA”以及”ZJ DESIGN Logo”的白色魔术贴与猫熊皮质配件背面的黑色魔术贴使二者之间的连接更加紧密、牢固。这是此次的”动物系列”的第二个版本，在传统手工艺方面进行全新尝试。
The pigeon can be seen in many cities all over the world, it has always impressed with its lovely appearance. With this idea comes the new customization based on New Balance CM1600, blending the pigeon features into the sneakers. Various parts of the pigeon are made of different colors leather, and then hand-sewn with transparent fishing thread. The piece of pigeon add-on patch is attached to the back sole with Velcro tape. This is the 1st part of the “Animal Pack”, also a new attempt into the traditional handcraft techniques.
Not for Sale.
在世界上的很多城市都可以看到鸽子的身影，它可爱的样子颇为人们喜爱。这次定制的构思即源于此——基于经典的New Balance CM1600鞋款，将鸽子与鞋本身融合在一起。分别用不同颜色的皮料裁切出鸽子的各个部分，而后以透明鱼线分别进行手工缝制。鞋舌上分别是经烙画并着色的”鴿”字与飞鸽图案，鞋后跟上”PIGEON”以及”ZJ DESIGN Logo”的白色魔术贴与鸽子皮质配件背面的黑色魔术贴使二者之间的连接更加紧密、牢固。这是此次的”动物系列”的第一个版本，在传统手工艺方面进行全新尝试。
Happy 50th Birthday Michael Jordan!