Elon Musk wore custom Tesla-branded python-skin Jordan sneakers during the company’s Model Y unveiling

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Elon Musk dons his custom python-skin sneakers at the Model Y unveiling on Thursday.

  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk wore flashy custom sneakers on stage at the company’s Model Y event on Thursday.
  • The shoes appear to be made by company DM Customer Sneaker, which said it made them for the billionaire in January.
  • Some people on Twitter were more excited about Musk’s shoes than the new Model Y car.

As Tesla CEO Elon Musk took the stage for the company’s Model Y unveiling on Thursday night, a shout from the audience pierced the air in the design studio: “I love your shoes!”

This prompted Musk to kick off the show with an impromptu karate kick to show off the sneakers, which appear to be a pair made especially for the billionaire by a company called DM Custom Sneakers.

According to the shoemaker’s Instagram, which first posted photos of the shoes in January, the Jordan 1 sneakers were reconstructed using fine leather, with a laser-cut toe with the Tesla logo, on “a real python and back hair on the skin.” Here’s a closer look:

The shoes don’t appear to be for sale, but a similar non-Tesla version of the red and black Jordans is selling on the company’s website for $ 950. If you want to purchase them, you’ll also need to provide the base shoe, which costs over $ 100. The company did not respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.

On Twitter, Tesla fans immediately noticed the flashy shoes.

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