The OFF-WHITE x Air Jordan 1 is without a doubt the most anticipated piece from the upcoming OFF-WHITE x Nike The Ten Collection.
Said to be the most uniquely designed Air Jordan 1 High we’ve ever seen, the OFF-WHITE x Air Jordan 1 comes with features you’ve probably never seen on a sneaker.
The OFF-WHITE x Air Jordan 1 comes dressed in a classic Chicago color scheme, but that’s where the traditional aspect of the shoe ends. There’s plenty of things that make the shoe stand out from your regular-constructed Air Jordan 1 High. Think of it as a deconstructed version of the model. For starters, the medial side gets rid of the Swoosh in favor of OFF WHITE branding that reads ” Off-White TM for NIKE “AIR JORDAN 1″ Beverton, Oregon USA c. 1985”. Although that may be the case, if you take a closer look, you will notice that the perforation/stitch holes of the Swoosh are still intact. The lateral side of the shoe does have a Swoosh on it, but it appears to only be connected to the shoe by the visible Blue stitching noted on both ends of the Swoosh. When it comes to construction, it appears as if leather, suede and mesh are all in play. The shoe will also come with a total of four different lace options, a frayed White tongue and various words in double quotation marks (including AIR on the midsole and SHOELACES on the laces).
When it comes to the packaging, it’s done in OFF-WHITE fashion. The packaging comes with an inside-out theme. The usual outer portion of the box is placed on the inside, while the inside is now found on the outside. The inside consists of a Black base with a Gold Jumpman, while the inside consists of a Brown surface with “JUMPMAN” branding on it. The packaging will also include dual branded (Off-White & Nike) wrapping paper.
The OFF-WHITE x Nike The Ten Collection is broken down into two groups of five. The first group goes by the name of the REVEALING and includes the Air Jordan 1, Nike Air Max 90, Nike Air Presto, Nike Air VaporMax and Nike Blazer Mid. The pairs in this group are designed to look accessible: hand-cut, open-source and reconstructed. The second group of sneakers is known as the GHOSTING. This group includes the Converse Chuck Taylor, Nike Zoom Fly SP, Nike Air Force 1 Low, Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 and Nike Air Max 97. These pairs were designed with translucent uppers to further the idea of revealing and unite the second set of silhouettes through common material.
The collection includes the Air Jordan 1, Air VaporMax, Air Presto, Air Max 90, Blazer, Air Max 97, Hyperdunk 2017, Air Force 1, Zoom Fly, and Chuck Taylor.
The collection launches globally at NikeLab stores and select retailers beginning November 9, 2017. The locations that will carry the collection are listed down below. More than likely each retailer will have their own raffle/release procedure so make sure you follow/contact them for all the details.