September 23, 2009 BY Aaron Hope
Tony ‘Mr. Boober’ Taylor’s Air Jordan 1 design for last year’s Nike x Doernbecher Freestyle stole the show. This collaborative effort is now in its sixth year so it seems fitting to see the sixth Air Jordan play a central role. Jordan Dark designed Mike’s first championship winning sneaker with the colours of that year’s National League champions in mind. As we saw him smiling, holding the finished product and rocking an ‘A’ emblazoned New Era, it was clear that Jordan loves the Atlanta Braves. There’s also an outside chance that he drew these up to save Big Boi from further embarrassment. Then again, his take on the AJVI adds a baseball feel with raised ‘pinstripes’ to an all navy blue nubuck upper, lending credence to the Braves theory. Splashes of red and gold also give these the Olympic feel and the translucent sole is a nice finishing touch.
Name: Jordan Dark
Hometown: Mt. Angel, Oregon
Health issue: Ewing’s sarcoma
Personal: Shy on the outside, shiny on the inside
Shoe: Air Jordan VI Retro, $165