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10 Ways to Make Your Own DIY Off-White-Inspired Nike Sneakers at Home

Virgil Abloh’s Off-White x Nike “The Ten” collection has already become one of 2017’s most coveted collaborations, and it’s also one of the hardest to get — and in turn, one of the most expensive on the resell market.

If you’re one of the many sneakerheads who came up empty-handed following the prerelease of the collaboration’s “Ghosting” range, you should know there’s an easier way to get the Off-White look without having to break the bank.

Off-White x Air Jordan 1 The Ten
Off-White x Air Jordan 1 “The Ten”
CREDIT: Nike

With some creativity and light labor, you can create your own DIY Off-White-inspired Nike kicks at home. In fact, according to Nike, Abloh’s own collection was spawned after the designer cut up a pair of Air Force 1 sneakers with an X-Acto knife during a visit to the brand’s Beaverton, Ore., headquarters. And at Nike’s Off Campus events, attendees were given the tools to make custom Off-White designs, furthering the collaboration’s DIY attachment.

Off-White x Nike Air Presto The Ten
Off-White x Nike Air Presto “The Ten”
CREDIT: Nike

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Below, you’ll find all of “The Ten” Off-White x Nike models that make up the “Ghosting” and “Revealing” groups in similar colorways. After you decide on a shoe, all you’ll need is a knife, a sewing machine, a few zip ties and a Sharpie, and just like that, you’ll have your very own Off-White x Nikes — or at least something close to them — at a fraction of the price.

Nike Air Presto Essential
Nike Air Presto Essential
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Nike Air Presto Essential, $120; nike.com

Air Jordan 1 High OG
Air Jordan 1 High OG
CREDIT: Nike

Air Jordan 1 High OG, $165 on sale for $89.97; nike.com

Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Essential
Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Essential
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Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Essential, $120; nike.com

Nike Air VaporMax
Nike Air VaporMax
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Nike Air VaporMax, $190; nike.com

Nike Blazer Mid 07
Nike Blazer Mid 09
CREDIT: Nike

Nike Blazer Mid 09, $95; nike.com 

Nike Air Max 97 Premium
Nike Air Max 97 Premium
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Nike Air Max 97 Premium, $170; nike.com

Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit
Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit
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Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit, $160; nike.com

Nike Zoom Fly
Nike Zoom Fly
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Nike Zoom Fly, $150; nike.com

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High
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Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High, $55; nike.com

Nike Air Force 1 Low
Nike Air Force 1 Low
CREDIT: Nike

Nike Air Force 1 Low, $90; nike.com

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