Do-It-Yourself: Reshape Nike Air Max 1 Toebox

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Ever complained about the retro's not keeping true to the original shape?

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Ever complained about the retro's not keeping true to the original shape? For example, The Nike Air Max 1 originally came with a sleeker toe box, but it seemed to change shape with each retro.

Here is a way to reshape the toe box for 2010-2013 AM1's models.

Please note that there is a chance you can ruin your shoes, so try at your own risk! via SA

To perform the operation you need an iron, paper and optionally, PVA glue (for plastic or spraying).

1. Stuff inside the toebox with paper.

2. Wet the front part of the shoe (toebox/front mudguard) on the area where you will apply the iron.

3. Set the iron heat between ‘synthetic’ and ‘wool’, this is to obtain sufficient heat in order to make suede and mesh contracts under the effect of heat without damaging the material. By default, start with a lower temperature and increase slightly until you get the desired shape making.

4. Applied iron by pressing the toebox as shown below. When you got the desired shape and the wetted part is completely dry, stop the operation.

5. Toe box will tend to return to its original shape over time, so there are two options available:

5.1 Iron from time to time not forgetting to moisten the toebox.
or
5.2 Apply a mixture of water and PVA glue before ironing. The mixture should be composed of 90% water and 10% PVA glue (a drop of PVA glue for a spoon of water)

The shoe in its original form
The shoe in its original form
Original Toe Box
Original Toe Box
Carefully ironing the toe box
Carefully ironing the toe box
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Before and After
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The final results
The final results