An 80s skateboarding culture-inspired collaborative Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Collection will be among the Air Jordan releases 2019 next month. According to Nike.com, this collection has been designed to celebrate the Air Jordan 1’s “History In Skateboarding Culture.” Both the Air Jordan 1 and skateboarding became a phenomenon in the U.S. during the 1980s. Following its debut in 1985, the Air Jordan 1 quickly became the skateboarders’ choice of footwear because of the padding and protection it offered their feet. By the 2000s that Nike officially ventured into skateboarding with their Nike “SB” brand. This skateboarding-inspired collection blends together the Air Jordan 1 and Nike SB.
One-half of this collection comprises of two brand new Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG colorways, which you can see above. These colorways are a tribute to the prominent 80s hubs of skateboarding, namely Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Paris. Their overall theme seems to be inspired by the Air Jordan 1 “Lance Mountain” from 2014, i.e. wear and tear will reveal underlying hues. On the surface though, one is dressed up in a combination of Court Purple, Sail and University Gold with Black-colored laces and outsoles. The other is dressed up in a combination of Black, Crimson Tint, Light Bone and Hyper Pink.
The other half consists of four different Air Jordan 1 Low colorways since the low-top variation was equally popular among amateur and professional skateboarders during the ‘80s. Their uppers appear to be made up of premium materials, likely nubuck and premium leather. Three of these four iterations are dressed up in the iconic “Black Toe” color blocking, with Gym Red, Pine Green and University Gold appearing as the complementary hues over their collars, heels and outsoles. Finally, the fourth iteration looks far different because of its cream-colored uppers with plain White laces and tongues, with Gum Rubber midsoles and Hyper Pink-colored outsoles.
The two Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG colorways from this Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Collection are scheduled to join next month’s Air Jordan releases 2019. The four Air Jordan 1 Low colorways will also make their retail debut at some point in spring/summer 2019.
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG x Nike SB Court Purple/Black-Sail-University Gold Release Date: May 25th, 2019 CD6578-507 | $175
Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG x Nike SB Light Bone/Black-Crimson Tint-Hyper Pink Release Date: May 25th, 2019 CD6578-006 | $175
Air Jordan 1 Low x Nike SB White/Black-Gym Red Release Date: Spring/Summer, 2019 553558-116 | $110
Air Jordan 1 Low x Nike SB Sail/Gym Red-University Gold-Black Release Date: Spring/Summer, 2019 553558-127 | $110
Air Jordan 1 Low x Nike SB White/White/Gym Yellow-Hyper Pink Release Date: Spring/Summer, 2019 553558-119 | $110