The creator of Elon Musk's branded Tesla branded Nike sneakers spoke.
In an interview with E for electric Marco Acosta, host Alex Guberman, tells how his now famous shoes have taken center stage alongside Tesla's new Model Y compact SUV.
Acosta, co-founder of DM Customs, based in Los Angeles, received an order from a close friend of Elon Musk, who wanted to offer a very special birthday gift to the serial technology entrepreneur. Using a pair of Nike Jordan 1 that served him as CanvasAcosta is quickly put to work. "I designed the shoe. I told them about the materials. I told them to put the [Tesla] logo on tiptoe, "says Acosta. "We made the shoe. We gave it to him, but we never expected it to have happened.
What happened, of course, drew the world's attention to Musk's "Tesla shoes," which stole the show.
"When we first made our shoes, they told us that he might never wear them in public because that's what he is … The fact that he did it was amazing for us" shouted Acosta.
Following the influx of attention and interest in shoes, DM Customs decided to make six new pairs of famous Musk shoes. Collectors of sneakers and Tesla fans can own a piece of history by buying their own "Tesla shoe" for $ 1,500. It's the same price that Musk's friend paid, according to Acosta.
This amount may seem a bit steep for a pair of sneakers, but in the interview, Acosta emphasized the high quality of materials used for personalization.
"Keep in mind that the shoe is completely rebuilt using premium materials, such as top quality python and leather bristles," said Acosta. In addition to Musk's worthy shoes, DM Customs specializes in the reuse of all kinds of high-end luxury items in custom shoes.
Interested buyers can contact DM Customs via their Instagram page for more details on placing an order.
Watch the full interview of E for ElectricAlex Guberman in the video below: