Lil Nas X Wears Custom Timberland x Nike Air Force 1 Sneakers
If you thought Lil Nas X’s demonic shoes were wild, wait until you see his latest Nikes…no, wait, Timberlands? My brain is hurting me.
Lil Nas X kicked off the month in messy fashion, when he flexed his latest extravagant shoes on August 1: a pair of Timberland x Nike Air Force 1s.
The sh-boot manifests itself as crisp white Nike Air Force 1 sneakers up top and classic Timberland wheat boots down the bottom, becoming what could very well be the strongest cultural bond between two footwear icons. New Yorker.
What do we even call them, Mr. X? Butter-Force 1s? Timb Airs? Timberland Uptowns? The possibilities are limitless.
The rapper’s stylist, Hodo Musa, has confirmed that the Timb-Forces are indeed a Lil Nas X original, claiming the “Montero” artist made the shoes himself.
The Lil Nas X x Timberland x Nike Air Force 1 shoe obviously won’t see an official release, especially considering that Nike probably isn’t a big fan of Lil Nas X after the whole Satan Shoe debacle.
Lil Nas X collaborated with MSCHF to create the infamous Air Max 97 custom, which showed real blood in its Air sole.
Nike wasn’t happy that its AM97 received an evil twin without a say in it, so the sportswear giant sued MSCHF for copyright infringement, although it didn’t apparently had no problem with the Jesus shoes from MSCHF.
Nike filed a lawsuit against the Brooklyn-based collective alone, but Lil Nas X didn’t just sit on the sidelines: He followed the legal battle on social media with endless memes and hilarious videos. .
In his “Industry Baby” music video, Lil Nas only teased the case further, with the blood-filled shoes appearing in a “Nike v. Lil Nas X” mock trial.
Could the Timberland-Air Force 1 shoe be another example of Lil Nas X’s direct mockery of Nike? Maybe. Either way, I don’t see Nike letting the past go on a chaotic crossover shoe.