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Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 by Lance Mountain

April 15th, 2014 by / 135

The next Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 creation was crafted by skateboarding legend Lance Mountain, and does indeed feature a fade-away paint job as hinted at by that video preview that featured the sneakers. They’ll also stay true to the mismatch style that Lance Mountain used to rock, with one of the shoes featuring varsity red accents and the other featuring royal blue, which will be revealed when the sneakers are worn down to the proper extent. Continue reading for a full look at both the white and black pairs from the project and watch for the Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 by Lance Mountain to release on June 7th, 2014.


Source: Nike INC

Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 “Lance Mountain”
Release Date:
06/07/14

Crafted for a budding star as a high performance basketball sneaker, the Air Jordan I introduced innovation to skate culture. Almost three decades after its introduction, it remains one of the most storied skate sneakers. Celebrating this unforeseen answer to the needs of skaters, Nike SB and Jordan Brand collaborate to release the second edition of the Nike SB x Air Jordan I.

Just as skaters had always managed to repurpose the world around them — turning neglected pools into paradise, vast pipes into destinations for sessions and tackling anti-skate measures as part of a terrain to conquer — a basketball shoe became the skater’s choice. Its high ankle coverage, padding, Nike Air technology and durable premium leather made coping with big landings and grip tape an afterthought.

Born in Pasadena, Lance Mountain represented the new movement spawned from Craig Stecyk’s Santa Monica-based crew in the 1970s; Stecyk even drew graphics on boards for Mountain. In 1987, a Mountain video appearance had global audiences fixated on his feet as well as his feats on his oversized board. Wearing a royal blue AJI on his left foot and white/carolina blue on his right foot, he embodied the skater style of the time — with an added abstraction. That deliberately asymmetrical combination would become a pinnacle moment in skate shoe history.

Mountain wasn’t the only unofficial endorsee of the Air Jordan I — other legends in the making proudly wore the shoe in its most iconic Chicago colorway, giving them an individual touch by drawing and painting on symbols and slogans or swapping the laces for added contrast. The silhouette became the inspiration for several skate-centric shoe designs that followed, down to the unconventional use of color.

More literal with his designs, Mountain chose to emphasize how skaters of the era mismatched pairs in order to extend the life of their Jordans. To create uniformity they would then paint over each shoe. The two Lance Mountain Nike SB x AJIs recreate this aesthetic by mismatching both a black/red and black/royal colorway in one pair and then covering the colors, DIY-style, with black or white paint. As each pair is worn and the paint wears away to reveal the colors underneath, they will become unique to their wearer. Lastly, Mountain created a “Paint shoes not walls” graphic that emblazons his attitude on the insoles.

Decades in the making, the Nike SB x Air Jordan I designed by Lance Mountain will be available in limited quantities at select Nike SB retailers and nike.com beginning June 7.


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135 comments
Ismail Salemi
Ismail Salemi

I dont like that each shoe is a different color

Jordan M Dean
Jordan M Dean

What happened to the white ones? The black is way better but the video shows them being white before any wear?

Daniel Stancil
Daniel Stancil

Yall ain't ready for these smdh. You should need creditals to buys these. They should have kept these quite and just did an in store release

Thờ Iên Trờ Úc
Thờ Iên Trờ Úc

take a brick, or the skate, and beat the shit out of the shoes, it will so freaking cool... this shoes changing some people mind about stocking or beating

Khaliq Orsomething
Khaliq Orsomething

So would creases be good or bad if they need wear to change colors

MelinaGrullon
MelinaGrullon

i need these in a GS size. They better make them in GS sizes!!!

StoneAge TheChills
StoneAge TheChills

Lml The Main Reason I kinda Liked Em and The Concept Is ill As Fuck Too

Biggy Small
Biggy Small

Lol.... 1 Bred + 1 posca = this shit

Ken Morales
Ken Morales

Will this be a limited reseller-only release?

Charles Burrus
Charles Burrus

Tim Prusakiewicz yea I will be getting these as well

Yang Zhi
Yang Zhi

Will it be release? Jason Ng

Matt Smith
Matt Smith

Pedro Vizcaino this is not what they look like when ds...do some research before slamming your fists on the keyboard and clicking enter #HB

greghall024
greghall024

my 2 favorite 1's... in an official pair... with an sb logo... and a dope concept & effect... have to get these if i can!!! 

only question is "white or black?"

Jose Perez
Jose Perez

The only pair were you will actually thank people for stepping on them lol since you have to wear them to fade them out into a different colorway

Kyle Yrewol
Kyle Yrewol

Its crazy what people buy now days. Spray painted fucking Jordans for big bucks smh

Tahji Holman
Tahji Holman

This is such of a sick concept especially since I use to skate.

Pedro Vizcaino
Pedro Vizcaino

I can make my breds look like dat in one night of partying y dafuq would I buy these -.-



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