The ever-growing crossover of luxury and sportswear is inching closer to its apex this month as Nike officially reveals a first look at the hotly anticipated DIOR x Air Jordan 1. The Italian-made shoes feature a white and grey upper with “Air Dior” punched into the iconic Wings logo, while an all-over print in a high-quality jacquard acts as the Swoosh logo of the silhouette. A translucent icy sole with a graphic beneath, subtle contrast stitching, and a metallic chrome hangtags accompanying the rumored $2,000 sneaker, while nine eyelets confirm that the canvas in question is indeed that of a High. The choice of light grey is a nod to the French atelier’s history as the hue was a mainstay of the brand since its founding in 1947.
It’s no surprise that the shoe emerged today, given Dior’s first-ever US debut of a mens seasonal line was scheduled today ahead Art Basel shenanigans this weekend in Miami. Jordan Brand confirms that the shoes will release in April 2020 at select Dior stores; an MSRP has not been revealed. See the official imagery below.
Updated January 20th: As revealed during their Paris Fashion Week festivities and confirmed by way of official Nike announcement, the entire Dior x Jordan Brand capsule will be releasing later in April — this is inclusive of the Air Jordan 1 Low as well as the High and a full set of apparel that ranges from leather goods an silken scarves to blazers and luxe MA-1s.
DIOR x Air Jordan 1
Release Date: April 2020
Add’l photos: Daniel Arsham