When reader Cong wanted his girlfriend Mavis to be a birthday present this year, he skipped the whole “buy her a gift” and went straight to the heart.

Because she is very big. Watching. Fans, especially D.Va, decided to get her to get things related to games and characters. But he thinks his gift must also be practical, she can use it every day, instead of just sitting on the shelf to collect dust.

So Cong, who lives in Singapore, decided to buy her a pair of sneakers. Expensive, beautifully crafted, one-of-a-kind sneakers, the theme looks like Hana Song’s own rock and roll.

Amanda Butler’s shoe design.

The first step in this grand plan was to contact the shoe designer, so he got in touch with American Amanda Butler, who sketched some Nike Air Force 1 ideas based on D.Va’s two skins with Cong.

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Once the final design was resolved, Cong moved to Bespoke IND, a small company based in Melbourne, Australia, responsible for customizing and rebuilding sneakers. Using Butler’s vision and their own skills, they recreated a pair of AF1s with new high-quality materials, themed accessories and the D.Va color scheme.

(Want to know how much work this is, and how much it costs, please check it out).Illustration of

Liz Lim.

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Although custom sneakers like this are expensive, Cong hasn’t finished yet; he also wants a beautiful fashion book that includes illustrations of D.Va Wear. ing his shoes (all done by Liz Lim).

Illustrations from Liz Lim.

Here is a video of the book, which also includes Butler’s original design, because some static images just don’t do it, and it’s just:

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After everything was done, Cong and Mavis were on vacation in Australia and personally selected shoes to complete an international collaboration.

As a kicker, although they were explicitly made for her. wear, Cong said she thinks these shoes are too precious and show them. Considering the love and the amount of work they entered (about eight months in total!), I can blame her!

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