The Nike SB Air Jordan 1 OG Defiant Shoes pay homage to the undeniable relationship that basketball and skateboarding hold, with this iteration having been dubbed the NY to Paris. White underlays across the toe box, lateral sides and accenting the heel complement light-bone overlays for a tonal look which is further accentuated by black details on the swoosh and raised collars. However the upper, through wear and tear, gives way to a new colourway dressed in a crimson tint with a hyper pink finish adding a pop of colour to the swoosh on the quarter panel. Final Jordan detailing includes their signature stamp on the collar.
The Jordan has been long praised for its performance whether it was on the court or on the board, most significantly the addition of Nike Air Technology offers responsive cushioning and impact protection. The raised collar offers ankle support, with a durable finish to the rubber outsole for traction across a wide-range of surfaces.
The Air Jordan 1 was first debuted in 1985, permanently changing the course of both skateboarding and basketball sneakers forever. It was the first multi-coloured shoe on the court - which lead to a ban by the NBA - with a signature silhouette and non-traditional use of materials that paved the way for generations of sneakers in a variety of sports. Most popularly, a series of professionals including Lance Mountain, Mickey Reyes and Bryce Kanights endorsed the style’s skating performance.
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