We’ve run some great holiday promos over the last few years at ASTRO, but we feel that this year’s is the best one yet. Anyone who makes an order of at least $79 on www.astrogaming.com between 11/19 and 11/26 OR opts into our email list are automatically entered to win a bunch of great prizes. This is headlined by our Grand Prize this year, a pair of Bespoke Nike Air Force Ones designed by ASTRO, aka the ASTRO Force Ones. Read all the fun rules here.
To provide a little more background, these are real Nike’s designed through Nike’s Bespoke program at their 21 Mercer St. store in NYC. This is a very exclusive program that our Marketing Director worked for two years to schedule an appointment. As you can see from the pix, getting to make a pair of Bespoke Nike’s is a very personal experience. You get to work directly with Iz Matteo who runs Nike Bespoke NYC to design the exact pair of shoes you want in virtually any material you can imagine. The process takes a couple of hours, looking at material combinations including uppers, sole, inner linings and other special additions.
The ASTRO Force Ones had some very specific materials selected that are a reflection of the ASTRO brand and team and our passion for gaming and game culture. The color scheme follows the ASTRO brand colors, featuring black, grey and white with orange accents. We selected a grey wool and diamond cut leather for the majority of the uppers since they are both waterproof and it rains here in SF all the time. We did a double swoosh, with patent white covered by a clear lenticular, since lenticular material is the same thing used on the screen of the Nintendo 3DS. The ASTRO team has a few Jordan collector’s, so we added a bit of elephant print on the lining. The tongue features just a single star, just like the star in the ASTRO logo. The rear and side of the shoe features special orange “A” in “AIR” for ASTRO. And finally the lace lock features the entire ASTRO logo which is a really special and unique touch.
Again, this is an official Nike product made by Nike’s factories in China. This is not just some pair of customs someone painted one – this is a real pair of custom Bespoke Air Force Ones. There is only one other pair in the world which sits in a glass display case in ASTRO’s office in SF. We’re offering someone a chance this week to own a second pair that we will have created just for the winner in whatever size they choose.
Good luck to everyone this week and Happy Holidays from the entire ASTRO team!
– ASTRO Adray