It is not very often that Mark Parker personally request that you make your own colorway of a shoe. If you happen to be artist Tim Biskup, well, things are a bit different. Last night at the Kobe Artist Prelude event at the Nike Vault at Staple Center, artist Tim Biskup not only showed his piece of art to Kobe Bryant, he was rocking the Nike Zvezdochka.
If you are not familiar with the Nike Zvezdochka, don't feel bad. The shoe was created back in 2004 by Marc Newson who spent time at the Russian Space Institute. Inspired by the apparel the astronauts would wear, Marc created a modular shoe, the Nike Zvezdochka. The shoe allows you to mix and match the inner sock liner and upper with different variations of the shoe. It also featured a removable outsole and a Zoom Air insole.
The four original colorways were limited to 140 pairs when they released back in 2004 for $300. Since then, several other colorways have popped up, including this colorway in particular which was limited to only 10. Talk about a Friends and Family release. Good luck finding a pair of these.
Fun Fact: The sixth Russian dog to go into space was named Zvezdochka, and served as inspiration for the name of this shoe.