Sitting down? Okay, you’re ready to hear about the Lance Mountain x Nike SB x Air Jordan 1. Inspired by Mountain’s days of skating in painted, mismatched Air Jordan 1s,
Air Jordan 1
Nike, a brand that at the time was having a hard time breaking into the basketball market, saw the potential in Michael Jordan as a player as well as a marketing icon and was immediately signed. The first signature shoe from Nike and Michael Jordan, the Air Jordan 1 released in 1985 Jordan's rookie season in the NBA. With the help of the Air Jordan 1, Michael Jordan had an amazing rookie year. Jordan earned a spot on the All-Star team, finished third in scoring (28.2 ppg), brought back the Bulls back to the playoffs, and not surprisingly was Rookie of the Year.
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While the beauty of art and life often lies in the imperfections, perfection itself is something every artist aspires to. The TEDxPortland x Air Jordan 1 “Perfect” Pack plays upon the idea that the AJ1 is as close as it gets to a perfect sneaker. Making it hard to argue, this two pair pack features the iconic silo in crisp, white and black premium leather renditions.
TEDxPortland takes place in the Rose City this Saturday, April 12th, and the inspirational event is celebrating the occasion this year with a limited edition Air Jordan 1. Both smooth and tumbled black leather dominate the upper of this classically colored kick, as red accents stand out, particularly on the outsole, where this year’s “Perfect” theme is featured prominently. According to @joelpdx, these numbered AJ1s will be raffled off at the event, so if you’re in the Portland area, make sure you are in attendance to hear from PENSOLE’s D’Wayne Edwards and more! Head here to pick up your ticket now.
Celebrating 20 years since Michael Jordan transitioned to the diamond, the Air Jordan 1 “Birmingham Barons” remembers MJ’s minor league baseball career on his first silo. Releasing this Saturday alongside an Air Jordan 9 of the same inspiration, this throwback-themed drop is featured in the latest Weekly Wallpaper. Download a copy for your desktop or mobile device below.