I’ve always liked the look of Nike’s Pegasus ’83 running shoes, not only are they really comfortable but their vintage style is a great accessory to any wardrobe. The Pegasus ’83 pairs well with skinny jeans, dresses and skirts for an afternoon out or as everyday casual wear. I am a big fan of the dressing up sneakers look, especially since I typically get around on bike or foot.
J Crew has been teaming up with shoe companies (including Nike) for several years now designing a J Crew signature sneaker. I’ve always thought it was a brilliant idea, and for the most part liked the shoes, but they were never quite what I was looking for. So I thought, why not design my own signature shoe for the same price on Nike.com and get exactly what I want?
So yes, I customized a basic black shoe, but for me that was the point. I am not a fan of having too many colors on my sneakers mainly because I want to be able to pair them with a number of items in my wardrobe. Also, I didn’t like any of the black Pegasus ’83’s currently available because I think they look cheap.
Here’s my version:
A black leather shoe (overlay and swoosh), the original mesh base (to keep the vintage vibe and for breathability), black interior, black midsole and brown outsole (I love brown outsoles!).
I am also digging the personal ID, INGA (on both shoes), there won’t be any confusion as to who’s shoes these are. They are exactly what I wanted and for the same price as one you would find at J Crew. Click here to customize your own pair of Nike’s.
Photos shot by me using a self timer.