Urban papercraft: Shin Tanaka (part 4) – Sneakers

I read in an article about Shin Tanaka that he started creating paper models and templates for all his favorite sneakers he couldn’t afford when he was a student…
We seem to like the same sneakers!


One of my favorite Nike is create in paper by Shin: the Nike Air Force 1 is created by Shin in paper and can be found on the internet:
download the Nike Air Force One (.PDF) here.

Update #1: The internet is always changing, so some links are no longer available. I found the template somewhere else: http://www.instructables.com/file/FUURPWYFM2KBS4W/

And the Nike AF-1 can be found here:
Nike AF-1
(or download the Nike AF-1 here (.PDF))

Shin has even had an exhibition with these sneakers:
Shin exhibition

Onitsuka Tiger

Shin also worked together with Onitsuka Tiger and created a template for
Onitsuka Tiger – Mexico66.
Onitsuka Tiger - Mexico66
You can create your own Mexico66: just download the blank version here: Onitsuka Tiger – Mexico66 (.PDF).

This project has it’s own Flash site: http://shin.onitsukatiger.co.uk/.
And you can send in your customs on the same site.

If you want to know more about Shin, just read the interview with he did with PingMag: read the interview.
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  1. Posted February 24, 2008 at 12:21 | Permalink

    this is my air

  2. Posted March 2, 2008 at 20:59 | Permalink

    Don’t know what I should answer to that, but “good for you”…

  3. rodney
    Posted March 3, 2008 at 22:50 | Permalink

    How do those paper onitsuaks feel on the feet?

  4. Posted March 3, 2008 at 23:16 | Permalink

    whahahaha :)

  5. Diannie Cabanas
    Posted April 26, 2008 at 19:05 | Permalink

    Nice SHOEss!!♥♥
    L♥vn dem…fah realsz!

  6. obmadox
    Posted August 16, 2008 at 16:04 | Permalink

    dope ish guys- this is revolutionary!!!
    customers can get to model their own pair of AF1

  7. demar
    Posted March 24, 2009 at 06:56 | Permalink

    hey the link for the nike af1′s does nt work,anyway you upload the file again?

  8. Posted March 31, 2009 at 23:04 | Permalink

    I sorry about that, I don’t check the links every day.
    But I’m not really a Shin Tanaka template distributor: so I’m not going to upload it…
    You can probably find it somewhere: good luck

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