January 16, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 30
That basketball-born models like the Blazer, Bruin and Dunk are still going strong after decades of research and development for skateboarding-specific sneakers, is a testament not only to their durability and practical application for skating, but also echoes the cultural overlap between the two sports that’s become so pronounced in recent years. So with Jordan Brand expanding its offerings in a variety of ways and Nike SB reorganizing to incorporate other divisions’ standout designs, it’s only natural to see these two heavy hitters come together for what very well could be one of the biggest pieces of Sneaker News for 2012. It looks like the Air Jordan 1 x Nike SB is a go, despite having missed the 2011 projected release as reported here just over one year prior, but that’s probably all for the best seeing as how early 11’s focus centered around the redesigned Dunk Pro SB. And speaking of timing, the above pictured Todd Bratrud-designed Made for Skate deck that he also crafted early last year along with MFS Blazers and Hobie 210s seems like a bit of foreshadowing now, doesn’t it? Let us know what you think about an Air Jordan 1 x Nike SB collaboration and stick with Sneaker News for photos and the eventual release date. via N-SB
Tags: Air Jordan 1
thinking to much but im thinking a regular jordan 1 with sb sole and insert and sb on the tongue woo excited
To me this is stupid if ur crossing all elements of sneaker platforms u lose originality and obviously jordan has been slipping and nike sb aint lukewarm at all should be a ugly grimmacing collab sighs.....wtf nike stop butchering cult classics this makes my stomach hurt next up sb spizikes
blasphemy...but whatever. just give me a damn retro colorway that doesn't pop up outta nowhere in outlets and i'll be happy. i think its about time.
I'm hoping for the best but I can feel a major fail coming on. I hope they just keep it nice and simple.
i thought this concept ended up being the space jam dunks, guess not, i still hope it's a jordan-inspired sb platform, not a sb-tuned jordan