Launching in Nike’s redesigned Melbourne Central store, which opened last Friday, the service allows customers to personalise their Nike sneakers and apparel by printing and engraving their chosen initials or phrase on items and choosing coloured laces for sneakers. “Having the ability to personalise your Nike sneakers and apparel is something that we’ve seen resonate globally, and we’re excited to be giving our consumers the opportunity to connect their style and creativity to Nike,” Ashley Reade, Nike Pacific general manager, said in a statement. Nike was an early mover in the personalisation trend in retail, launching its NikeID service in 1999. The founders of Shoes of Prey, a design-your-own-shoe brand that launched in 2011, before closing down last year, explicitly referenced Nike in their pitches to investors. Brands like The Daily Edited and July, which allow customers to monogram their products, indicate that customisation continues to resonate with shoppers. “We look forward to delivering uniquely personal and innovative experiences with the best of Nike product and services to Australian consumers,” Reade said. In addition to the ‘Nike By You’ service, the redesigned ...