Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Painted Mismatched Sneakers 2014 by Lance Mountain
In the 80’s, the iconic Air Jordan 1 was created as a high performance basketball shoe; however skaters started wearing the sneakers too. The sneakers have become a staple for skaters since. Now 30 years later, Nike SB and Jordan Brand pays tribute to the history of these two cults with the Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 collection. The first pair of Nike SB x AJ1 was designed by Craig Stecyk. Check out the second instalment by professional skateboarder and artist Lance Mountain.
The second version of the Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 collection comes in a black and white colorway. According to Mountain, skaters back in the days mismatched pairs in order to extend the life of their Air Jordan sneakers. The shoes would be painted over to make them look the same. With this in mind, the Nike SB x AJ1s by Lance Mountain features mismatching pairs with one shoe in a black/red colorway and another pair in black/royal.
The cool thing about these sneakers is that both shoes are covered in either black or white paint. When you wear the shoes the paint wears off revealing the colors underneath and creating a unique look to the wearer. Another notable detail is Mountain’s signature “Paint shoes not walls” graphic on the insoles.
The concept of painted sneakers has been done before, but not yet on a Nike or Air Jordan sneaker. Tell us what you think of the new Nike SB x Air Jordan concept in the comments below. Also, follow us here on Alphastyles.com or like us on Facebook for more info regarding future Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 sneaker releases.
The Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 by Lance Mountain will be available in limited quantities at select Nike SB and Air Jordan retailers and nike.com beginning June 7, 2014.
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