The Nike Ja 1 “Scratch” is Inspired by a Hardwood Classic

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The Nike Ja 1 is here and the Nike Basketball team isn’t holding back with colorways & stories as the brand officially announced the Ja 1 and some of its upcoming iterations.

In addition to the Nike Ja 1 “Chimney” (inspired by Ja’s quote, “[w]e climb up the chimney, we ain’t ducking no smoke”) & the Nike Ja 1 “Day One” (inspired by Ja approaching each day like it’s day one of basketball while also celebrating those that have been there since day one) colorways, the Swoosh has officially unveiled the Nike Ja 1 “Scratch” — inspired by the team’s Vancouver Grizzlies classic color palette.

The shoe is designed in a primarily teal upper with a red liner & black hits on the laces, Swoosh, outsole, and the shoe’s clawed aesthetic — further tying the shoe to the Vancouver Grizzlies and its old school logo. Brown details are found on the tongue tags with Morant’s chevron logo & the “12” on the left heel.

A release date for the Nike Ja 1 “Scratch” has not been announced but is anticipated to release in 2023 for $110 at and select retailers. Keep it locked on Nice Kicks on Instagram and the sneaker release dates page to stay on top of the latest releases.

Nike Ja 1 “Scratch”

Colorway: Rapid Teal/Black-White-University Red-Monarch
Style #: FD6565-400
Release Date: 2023
Price: $110

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