In 1985, the Air Jordan 1 released, starting a major shift within basketball culture, then years following the initial release, the Air Jordan 1 began to assimilate into skateboarding culture when other skate endemic brands were focused on other sports.
For 2019, the Jordan Brand celebrates the relationship with the SB x AJ1 “Defiant 1”. The collaboration pays homage to two sets of paralleled cities in Jordan Brand and skateboarding history Los Angeles and Chicago, Paris and New York.
The “Defiant 1” is designed to gradually reveal the second colourway with wear as a nod to skate culture.
The LA to Chicago colourway pays homage to the two cities that catalyzed the birth of skateboarding and greatness. While skateboarding history is prevalent between these two cities, their transcending love of basketball is also shown through their iconic colours.
This “Lakers” colourway is dressed in Court Purple, Sail, University Gold and Black colour scheme. The sneaker’s leather uppers reveal a “Chicago” colourway when rubbed off, with shades of red, black, and white throughout.
Look out for the Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 High OG “Lakers” to release on Friday, 16 August 2019 at:
- Lemkus (available in-store online on www.jacklemkus.com )
- Shesha (Sandton and Canal Walk)
- Shelflife (Joburg & Cape Town) via first come first served
- The Crosstrainer (Eastgate and Sandton )
- Archive SA
The retail price is set at R2399.00
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