High-fashion versions of athletic sneakers have become the new standard. More-expensive takes on pre-existing designs have found a place within style. But no one is doing it better right now than Hender Scheme, the Japanese brand founded by Ryo Kashiwazaki, who is now known for taking silhouettes such as the Air Force 1, Air Jordan IV, and adidas Superstar and making them into vegetable-tanned leather renditions that retail at over or near the $1,000 mark.
Coming complete with a hardbottom, the brand has been able to transform the idea of a "sneaker," and has given sneakerheads grown-up options of some of the most-legendary offerings from Vans, New Balance, Nike, and adidas. There are, however, a few things that the brand hasn't touched on yet, and we'd like to see them. So we did just that. Here's What If Your Favorite Sneakers Got Made Into Hender Schemes?
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