Brand: Nike SB
Model: Air Jordan 1
Key Features: The "Defiant 1" Nike SB Air Jordan 1 Highs feature leather uppers that, with wear, reveal new colors over time, as well as Swoosh branding on the side, the Air Jordan Wings logo on the collar, a Nike SB tongue tag, and Zoom Air insoles. Nike SB's Air Jordan 1 Lows feature leather and suede uppers, Swoosh branding on the side, the Air Jordan Wings logo at the heel, and Jumpman branding on the tongue.
Release Date: April 1 (Air Jordan 1 Lows), May 10 (Air Jordan 1 High "Light Bone"/"NYC to Paris" skate shop exclusive), May 25 (Air Jordan 1 Highs general release), August 16 (“LA to Chicago” European Drop)
Price: $175 (Air Jordan 1 Highs)
Buy: Nike and select retailers (see list below)
Editor’s Notes: Following a joint collaboration with Lance Mountain in 2014, Nike's Jordan Brand and SB divisions joined forces again to release two colorways of the Air Jordan 1 High and four low-top versions of the same silhouette. While all six styles already saw their respective drops between April and May, the “LA to Chicago” colorway of the Air Jordan 1 High is seeing a restock through European retailers. Check out our list of stockists below.
The Air Jordan 1 became a favorite among skateboarders due to a tough, protective design that makes it able to withstand abuse while skating.
Like the Lance Mountain design, the Nike SB Air Jordan 1 features an upper whose OG colorway wears away over time, revealing new colors underneath. The purple and yellow LA colorway transitions to Chicago black and red, while the "Light Bone" iteration reveals pink detailing, transitioning from New York to Paris. All four cities are important locations in Jordan Brand and skateboarding history. Both pairs also boast a Nike SB tongue tag and feature Zoom Air insoles.
Check out the Air Jordan 1 Lows below and the Highs in the gallery above.
Where to buy the “LA to Chicago” Nike SB Air Jordan 1
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