From the ground up

What with the Air Jordan 1 having recently inundated the screens of many in past months, as a result of Virgil Abloh’s take on the revered silhouette, it might be easy to forget that these sneakers were once built to be seriously used, and not just to preside over a trophy cabinet of other rare sneakers.

Artist Dave White, whose work celebrates popular culture, and the interpretation of emotive issues, offers us a look at a pair of Air Jordan 1s that he has been painting in for the past 20 years. The original pair exude a marvelous coat of multicolored paint over the toe box, while a worn out, upturned tooling system confirms the many years of wear. Check out some of Dave’s Instagram posts below, and let us know your thoughts in the comment section following.

And to return to the sneaker market of today, the adidas YEEZY Boost 350 V2 “Beluga 2.0” just received another, more official release date.

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