December 1, 2011 BY John Kim / 4
Although Jordan Brand rarely, if ever, collaborates with an outside source, selecting Dave White as the man to spearhead the collaboration was a decision we could all support. Dave White, whose artworks have instilled him deeply in the sneaker sub-culture, has collaborated with Nike Sportswear many times before, creating a nice capsule of Air Max classics in a redone Black/Grey/Volt colorway. The Air Jordan 1, which we can call the most ‘Lifestyle’-driven Air Jordan of the entire line, was the canvas for this commemorative partnership; 23 pairs of the first Dave White x Air Jordan 1 were created and released via online auction, with proceeds going to the Jordan Brand WINGS For The Future program. A few months later, Sneaker News broke the news of another version of the Air Jordan 1 DW, featuring a brand new colorway. Originally rumored to be a 2011 release, not much has come out of the news-wire supporting such a claim, and a release before the New Year seems rather unlikely. However, a few pairs have popped up for sale at online auctions, which, according to the seller, were from a retailer in China. You might feel a bit antsy from purchasing shoes from that part of the globe due to recent developments involving a certain number of overseas footwear sellers, but check out the gallery of images of this great collaboration below and check out the available pairs from kiddcandy-2008 on eBay.