The second edition of the Nike SB x Air Jordan I collaboration—celebrating the intersection of skate and the AJI—is designed and inspired by legendary skater Lance Mountain. Dude was famous not only for his skills but for his style, included his signature mismatched kicks. More, from Nike:
More literal with his designs, Mountain chose to emphasize how skaters of the era mismatched pairs in order to extend the life of their Jordans. To create uniformity they would then paint over each shoe. The two Lance Mountain Nike SB x AJIs recreate this aesthetic by mismatching both a black/red and black/royal colorway in one pair and then covering the colors, DIY-style, with black or white paint. As each pair is worn and the paint wears away to reveal the colors underneath, they will become unique to their wearer. Lastly, Mountain created a “Paint shoes not walls” graphic that emblazons his attitude on the insoles.
Ther Nike SB x Air Jordan I designed by Lance Mountain drops on June 7.
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