Simply in time for the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs and Factory8384 have teamed up on a limited-edition assortment of Nike Air Drive 1s known as “Legends of the Derby.” The 13 sneaker types pay homage to a extremely unique and noteworthy group of Triple Crown winners, are meticulously handcrafted utilizing premium supplies and are impressed by every winner’s jockey silks. “Legends of the Derby” are on show on the Louisville racetrack and can be out there for particular person buy through silent public sale all through the weekend. The successful bidder of every shoe will obtain a made-to-order pair of their chosen dimension. A portion of the proceeds will profit The Secretariat Basis, a nonprofit that brings higher consciousness to the numerous causes that assist horses and the individuals who take care of them.
Curtis Brown is co-founder of Factory8384, a high-end sneaker customization studio based mostly in Los Angeles. The inspiration for “Legends of the Derby” comes from a deeply private place for Brown who wished to honor his late father Louis “Tige” Brown, a lifelong racing fanatic. The gathering is designed within the spirit of preserving their cherished reminiscences spent as a household on the racetrack and, particularly, a visit to Louisville in 2015 the place Brown and his youthful brother skilled the vitality of the Kentucky Derby firsthand.
Take a look at the 13 pairs beneath and if you happen to’re at Kentucky Derby this weekend and plan on bidding on a pair or two, good luck!